Exam is a system that allow students to take an exam or maturity test, which teacher has made available in the Exam-system. Now Exam visit is also available.

Electronic exams

What is the Exam?

Exam is a system that allow students to take an exam or maturity test independently in the Exam room, which teacher has made available in the Exam-system. Every campus has its own Exam room and students are free to choose the time and place of their exam within the framework made available by the teacher and the campus opening hours. Exam room computers can access only to the Exam system and the rooms are equipped with recording video and audio surveillance.

Exam rooms at campuses

The exam rooms are mainly available during the opening hours of the Campuses. Also, holidays have been added to the Exam system, but when you are registering for an exam, pay particular attention to exceptional opening hours.

Notice! Due to the current coronavirus situation exam room opening hours may change at short notice. Follow the information on Xamk website: Information on coronavirus and travelling

Xamk Exam: https://exam.xamk.fi

More information about Exam from E-exam: https://e-exam.fi/

Xamk students: Information and guides to Xamk students in Lux-intranet

Exam visit

Exam visit means that you take your own university’s exam in another university’s Exam room. Before booking a time for your exam in another university, please check the following information:

  • opening hours for exam visit
  • location and access to exam room
  • Software availability
  • university’s rules and regulations for exam visit

When taking an exam in another university, you follow instructions, rules and regulations of that university.

More information about exam visit

Exam visit for Xamk students at other universities 

Xamk students can take electronic exams in the Exam rooms of the universities where exam visits are enabled. If you want to take an exam at another university:

  1. Check if you can take an exam at another university: institutions where Exam visit is enabled: https://e-exam.fi/in-english/
  2. Read university’s instructions, rules and regulations, opening hours and how to access the exam room.
  3. Book an exam time of at another institution from your own university’s Exam- with your user id and password. https://exam.xamk.fi.

Instructions how to book an exam time from another university

Exam visit at Xamk for students from other universities

You can take an exam in Xamk exam visit room if your own institution has enabled the Exam visit service. Before booking an exam, read Xamk’s instructions and rules for electronic exams and make sure that the exam computers have the necessary software for the exam. You book exam through your own university’s Exam system with your university student credentials and password.

The exam room is equipped with recording video and audio surveillance. By registering for the exam, you also give permission for camera surveillance.

Programs available at Exam computers
Access to other web sources is blocked. Computers have the following additional programs available only: Calculator, Wordpad / Notepad, PDF and image files can be opened. There are a few hearing protectors available in the room.

Exam visit rooms
Exam visit is now available at Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna campuses. The exam rooms are available for exam visit on weekdays (mon-fri 9-15), when the main doors and info are open. There are a limited number of machines for exam visits. No access key is required for the exam rooms.

  • Kotka campus
    Exam-room A4035. You should enter through the main entrance (door A) and go straight to the 4th floor.
  • Kouvola campus
    Exam-room 248A. You should enter through the main entrance (Kuuselankatu, Info) and go straight to the 2nd floor.
  • Mikkeli campus
    Exam-room E303. You should enter through the main entrance D1/Info (D-building) from where there are instructions how to enter to E-building and Exam-room.
  • Savonlinna campus
    Exam-room SA438. You should enter through the main entrance (door A/Info) and go straight to the 4th floor.

More detailed information on arrival on campuses, student parking and campus maps: Xamk Contact information and maps.


Exceptions in opening hours

Exam visit maintenance breaks on the first Monday of each month from 8 am to 9 am and every third Monday of the month from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. In addition, Xamk  maintenance breaks on the second Thursday of each month. During service breaks Exam visit is not available and these times are marked in the system.

Taking an exam at Xamk’s Exam room
The exam room is equipped with recording video and audio surveillance. When you register for the exam, you also give permission for camera surveillance. The Privacy Statement of the Electronic Examination Service in accordance with Section 10 of the Personal Data Act (523/99) and the description of camera surveillance are available on Xamk’s website: Data protection announcement at Xamk.

Staff may also make random inspections on the premises, so be prepared to prove your identity.

All personal belongings must be left in the storage lockers of the exam room. You can only take your identity/student card and a key to the storage locker with you on the table. No food, drink, books, jacket, phone, calculator etc near the exam table.

Absolute silence must be observed in the exam room! Do not talk to others or blink other people’s machines in the room.

You must not leave the exam room in the middle of the exam and you must not move away from the machine during the exam.

Empty storage locker when leaving the exam room.

No technical support is available during the exam session. If the exam breaks unexpectedly, follow the instructions in the exam room and report your problems to the teacher and Xamk Exam support: https://xinfo.xamk.fi.

If you violate the instructions mentioned here, the exam may be rejected.

Taking the exam 

  1. If the computer screen is dark or computer is closed, swing the mouse or turn on the computer.
  2. To log in, select Guest and press Sign in.
  3. Open Exam/Firefox and select your university from the HAKA organization menu and log in to the exam with your university credentials.
  4. Wait until your exam opens and proceed to take the exam. When you are finished, close the browser and log out of the computer. You can also shut down the machine.

 

Problem situations  

There is no technical support available during the exam. If a problem that occurs during the exam is not resolved according to the instructions in the room, follow these steps:

If you have any problems with the exam, please contact your university’s Exam support / examiner.

If you have problems with your Xamk exam computer or login, contact to Xamk Exam Support: https://xinfo.xamk.fi

Good luck with your exam!

Exam-room locations

  • Kouvola Campus
    Paraatikenttä 7, 45100 Kouvola
    Campus info tel. +358 50 434 3728
    Location: Exam room 248A (main building, 2nd floor)

  • Kotka Campus
    Pääskysentie 1, 48220 Kotka
    Campus info rel. +358 44 7028414
    Location: Exam room A4035 (A-building, 4th floor)
  • Mikkeli Campus
    Patteristonkatu 3, 50100 Mikkeli
    campus info tek. +358 040 647 4456
    Location: E303 (E-building, 3rd floor)

  • Savonlinna Campus
    Savonniemenkatu 6, 57100 Savonlinna
    campus info tel. +358 40 594 3961
    Location: SA438 (A-building, 4th floor)

More detailed information on arrival on Xamk campuses and campus maps.


News
 

Due to the coronavirus situation, Exam rooms are open with restrictions. Only limited computers are available for exams to ensure the safety in the exam rooms. Please take care of hand hygiene before and after the exam and use use a face mask on campus. See updated information about Xamk’s coronavirus instructions.

Exceptions opening hours
Xamk Exam maintenance breaks every second Thursday of the month from 8 to 12. Exam visit closed every first Monday of the month from 8 am to 10 am (maintenance break). Service breaks are marked in the system. 

EXAM system accessibility statement

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences EXAM system accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the EXAM service, and it was created on 25 June 2020.

This accessibility statement applies to the EXAM system and not the contents, for example the attachments of a single exam.

Accessibility means that as many people as possible can use digital services easily and equally. An accessible service must be technically accessible, have a clear user interface and the content must be understandable. The accessibility requirements are based on the Act on the Provision of Digital Services, which is in turn based on the EU Accessibility Directive.

The accessibility of the EXAM system was assessed internally. We are continuously evaluating accessibility during development of the EXAM system.

Accessibility of the digital service

The EXAM system meets the accessibility requirements in part.

During development of the EXAM service, we are committed to improving the accessibility of the digital service and meeting the A and AA level criteria of WCAG 2.1 contained in the Act on the Provision of Digital Services. The observed accessibility deficiencies will be corrected in conjunction with future EXAM version updates whenever possible. In particular, the upgrade of the application framework to Angular7 will improve accessibility (planned for 2021).

Non-accessible content (according to WCAG 2.1 criteria)

Perceivable: The color contrast between text and background is insufficient.

  • Non-accessible content and its deficiencies.
  • The contrast between text and background colors is too weak in some buttons.
  • Accessibility requirements that are not met.
  • 4.3 Contrast (minimum)

Perceivable: The highlighting that visualizes button status is insufficient.

  • Non-accessible content and its deficiencies.
  • When navigating with the keyboard, the focus of the selected function is not sufficiently distinguishable. The visual information needed to identify the different statuses of the buttons is insufficient: border color contrast and highlighting is too faint.
  • Accessibility requirements that are not met.
  • 4.11 Non-text contrast

Perceivable: Text descriptions are missing from images (buttons).

  • Non-accessible content and its deficiencies.
  • Text descriptions are missing from images (buttons).
  • Accessibility requirements that are not met.
  • 1.1 Non-text content

Perceivable: Heading is missing and boldface has been used for highlighting.

  • Non-accessible content and its deficiencies.
  • Website headings are not used correctly. Boldface has been used for highlighting.
  • Accessibility requirements that are not met.
  • 3.1 Info and relationships

Operable: There is no mechanism available to bypass blocks of content that are repeated on many web pages.

  • Non-accessible content and its deficiencies.
  • The website has no mechanism available to bypass blocks of content that are repeated on multiple web pages.
  • Accessibility requirements that are not met.
  • 4.1 Bypass blocks

Operable: Not all website functions can be used via the keyboard.

  • Non-accessible content and its deficiencies.
  • Not all website functions can be used via the keyboard. For example, the keyboard cannot be used to select a role (student/examiner) after logging in or to select an attachment when taking an exam. The keyboard cannot be used to reserve an examiner via the calendar; this problem will be eliminated by the future upgrade.
  • Accessibility requirements that are not met.
  • 1.1 Keyboard

Operable: Focus is not highlighted sufficiently.

  • Non-accessible content and its deficiencies.
  • The user cannot easily see which element of the website has the keyboard focus at any given time.
  • Accessibility requirements that are not met.
  • 4.7 Focus visible

Understandable: No language has been specified for the page.

  • Non-accessible content and its deficiencies.
  • No language has been specified for the page.
  • Accessibility requirements that are not met.
  • 1.1 Language of page

Understandable: The submit button is missing from the form.

  • Non-accessible content and its deficiencies.
  • The submit button is missing from the form.
  • Accessibility requirements that are not met.
  • 2.2 On Input

Have you noticed any accessibility problems in our digital services?

Please let us know and we will do our best to correct the problem. Provide accessibility feedback using this online form. (Language options for the online form available: Finnish/English.)

Supervisory authority

If you notice accessibility problems on the website, you should first send any feedback to us, the site administrator. We will normally send you an answer within 14 days of receiving the feedback.

If you are not satisfied with the response you have received or you do not receive any response after two weeks, you may submit a notification to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. The website of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland provides detailed information on how to submit the notification and how the matter is processed. Please note that the website is in Finnish and Swedish only.

Contact details of the supervisory authority

Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland
Supervision Unit for Accessibility
www.saavutettavuusvaatimukset.fi
saavutettavuus(at)avi.fi (in Finnish and Swedish only)

Tel. +358 (0)295 016 000 (switchboard)