Examiners’ Questions

Written or oral? During or after the lecture period? Instructors not only teach but must also make a number of decisions about examinations

What basic rules apply when conducting examinations?

What is a portfolio assessment and what other types of exam formats are there? How is the overall grade for an exam calculated? Who is responsible in the event of a dispute? TU Berlin’s General Study and Examination Regulations (Sections 52 ff. AllgStuPO) provide regulations which apply equally to all degree programs. These rules have precedence over the specific study and examination regulations of the degree programs.

As an examiner, how can I make it possible for students to register for an exam online?

As a rule, students must register in advance before taking an exam. Online registration is available for a number of compulsory and compulsory elective module exams in bachelor’s and master’s programs. For most degree programs students register via Moses/MTS. However, the Physics and Historical Urban Studies programs use SAP. As an examiner, you are responsible for activating module examinations and setting the examination data and start and end dates.

Further information including guidelines for examiners can be found on the Examination Office’s information page for the academic chairs.

Who do I contact in the Examination Office for which study program?

The Examination Office (IB) is divided into five examination teams. To find out which team is responsible for your program, go to the Examination Office’s webpage.

How do I find the examination board responsible for a degree program?

Examination boards have a number of responsibilities, including approving changes to an exam format or appointing examiners. The examination board for each degree program is linked in the degree program profile.

How do I hold an online exam?

Online and e-exams are exams which are prepared, held, and sometimes assessed using a computer. Digital examinations and assessments can take a variety of forms and range from ongoing project journals in the form of a blog or lab reports on a wiki to digital written exams in a computer lab or online.

Where do I find information about exams for students as well as current developments?

The Examination Office maintains an information page for students where it communicates all current announcements and new regulations concerning exams.

Where can I find additional training about testing and examinations?

In its “Teaching and Learning” program, the Center for Academic Training and Cooperation (ZEWK) offers trainings on a variety of topics, such as e-exams or competence-oriented testing.