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Online exam under video supervision

Online exam under video supervision describes a scenario how digital exams with the ILIAS test object, for which students are not allowed to use any or only limited aids, can be conducted under video supervision.

Within a defined period of time, students work on an exam online from home via the ILIAS test object within a few hours. A range of different task formats can be used, from free and cloze texts to answer-choice procedures. Depending on the task type, automated evaluations may be possible. In order to reduce the possibility of cheating, in the form of collusion during the examination or the use of unauthorized aids, Zoom is used for video supervision of the examinees. This supervision is carried out exclusively live and by KIT personnel.

For this purpose, students place a mobile device (smartphone) with Zoom client and camera at the side so that the person and the working environment are visible during the examination.

Participation in a video-monitored online examination outside the premises of the university is voluntary, which is why you, as the examiner, must offer a presence alternative with the same deadline, which must also be conducted in the form of an online examination (i.e. with ILIAS). However, this will not take place remotely under video supervision, but on a computer on campus - you should take care of an appropriately equipped room in good time; we recommend using the pool rooms of the SCC (for further information, see the checklist).

In addition, it is mandatory that you allow students to try out the technical and organisational implementation by means of a trial exam.

As an introduction, we also recommend participation in the webinar: Online exam under video supervision (see ZML Calendar of Events). You will probably find the recording the following day in our section Corona webinars.

Checklists, click instructions and templates can be found collected in a material folder in ILIAS (You must be logged in to ILIAS to access the content. The contents are only released for KIT employees).


For the scenario online exam under video supervision you will find there:


  • A guide to exam administration in CAS Campus.
  • A checklist for examiners for the scenario online examination under video supervision. This shows the process of planning, creating, conducting and archiving an exam in this format.
  • A click instruction for ILIAS for an online exam under video supervision for lecturers. This shows how to create such an exam in ILIAS step by step.
  • An instruction for ZOOM for an online exam under video supervision for supervisors. This shows which preparations have to be made for video proctoring in ZOOM and how video proctoring is carried out in ZOOM. (Instructions are identical to those for the upload exam under Video Supervision).
  • A guide/leaflet for students on how to conduct such an exam that lecturers can pass on to their students, with advice on the technical requirements and how to organise an exam in this format.
  • Course template that can be used to create such an exam (see click instructions for explanation).
  • The form for establishing identity
  • A sample letter for a cover letter for students
  • Not in ILIAS, but in the Campus Management System there is an information page for students with information on data processing and technical requirements for students.