oral exam

The oral exam can be individual or in small groups. These can be organised in two ways:

1. Create a virtual room and time slots in CANVAS

If you want to ask students from your Canvas course to sign up for exam timeslots it is best to use the Scheduler function in Canvas.

  1. Create a Scheduler appointment group in a course calendar (links to an external website).

  2. After students sign in you can view (or edit) the appointment group
  3. When all students have signed up, create a Canvas conference. Select ‘No time limit’. Under ‘Members’ select the students who have signed up.
  4. To let students know where the meeting is, put the link of the conference in the ‘Location’ or ‘Details’ field of the Appointment group. You can copy the link of the conference by right clicking on the Start button of the conference, and then select ‘copy link location’.
  5. Start the conference at the time of the first time slot. After that, students can join the conference. Do not end the conference (by clicking End meeting in the conference or End on the Canvas page) before all invited students have taken their exam. 


Pros: As a lecturer you can stay in the same room at all times, students have their own responsibility to join at the designated time slot
Cons: The room is open with a link. Students are also able to join the room when other students are having their oral exam. If you have small number of students you could create separate conferences for each student individually to prevent this from happening.

2. Create a signup list and call an individual student

Call individual students or let the students call you. As a signup tool, you could consider using Planzelf. This tool allows students to schedule a block of time in a designated period in your Outlook calendar.

See also these guidelines for oral examination.

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