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Digital assessment on location

the previous academic year, almost all assessments took place digitally and remote. This year, with more lenient corona measures, it is also possible to test digitally on campus. It is then no longer be necessary to use online proctoring for these exams. In Leiden and The Hague there are rooms available for digital assessment for both small and large groups of students. On-campus digital exams always make use of the assessment tool Remindo.

Some advantages of digital testing are:

  1. Deciphering handwriting is no longer necessary.  
  2. Grading can easily be divided. 
  3. Closed questions are checked automatically.  
  4. After the exam, you receive an analysis of the quality of your exam. 

Testing locations 

Digital assessments can be hosted on several locations in the Hague and Leiden. Check the room availability for an overview of available rooms and their capacity. 

Exam setup

Below are the 3 different options for digital assessment on location. It is preferable for all tests within a course to use the same assessment type. 

In the University Sports Center, exams are taken on Chromebooks. Currently a maximum of 936 students can take a test here at the same time. The Chromebooks allow students to only access whitelisted sites, so students have no access to other sites or files. Invigilators are present to prevent cheating. Please note Chromebooks do not support typing with foreign characters (yet).

Get an impression of what examination at USC is like for students:

Assessment in the USC

Host your exam in one of the computer rooms in Lipsius or Wijnhaven. Students take the test in full-screen mode, so they cannot consult any other websites during the exam. You, as the lecturer, are present to supervise to prevent fraudulent behavior. 

Rooms without computers, but with enough power sockets, can also be used for digital assessments. In this case, students bring their own laptops: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). BYOD exams are only protected by the full-screen mode of Remindo so this form of assessment requires proper surveillance.  

BYOD examination is particularly convenient for exams that call for the use of different alphabets and/or characters. Is this not the case for your exam? Then it is preferable to use the USC or one of the computer rooms.


Your Coordinator of Studies can make a room reservation for your digital exam. Make sure that they are aware of the fact that the exam will be hosted digitally. We recommend adding an extra 15 minutes to the reservation to accomodate for time lost due to technical issues. All available rooms for digital testing can be found in the room overview. As soon as the room, date, and time are known, submit a request to digitalize your exam to ECOLe.    

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