We have moved nearly all our activities online, stayed home and looked for alternative solutions for classes, assignments, social activities ... In order to uphold the rules for social distancing and hygiene, we will organize the exams digitally and from a distance, wherever possible. For instance: you'll take an oral exam via your webcam, work on assignments at home and submit these digitally, or take a written exam on your home computer.
All AP-students have filled in an online survey on digital exams. We have collected the answers to frequently asked questions on this webpage. Can't find the answer you're looking for? This means your study programme still has to provide the answer. You'll receive more details as soon as possible.
Do you have additional questions about specific exams from your study programme? Contact your teacher or Head of Teaching. General questions and measures about our corona measures can be found on our general corona FAQ.
Please note: the information below applies to students who are enrolled in our 'general' bachelor programmes and associate programmes. Are you enrolled in our Schools of Arts (i.e. Royal Conservatoire Antwerpen or Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp)? Then you'll receive more details on our AP Arts website as soon as possible.
We have decided to organise the examinations from a distance as much as possible. This helps prevent further spread of the coronavirus and health and well-being of our AP-community and those with whom we interact. Thus, we commit to our social responsibility.
We will provide some exam spaces on campus. However, due to the corona guidelines on hygiene and social distancing, these are limited. Therefore, spaces on campus are reserved for students who do not have the necessary means to take their examinations from home (i.e. no quiet work space or lack of proper provisions). If you have indicated this in our online survey, you will be contacted in person by your department or School of Arts.
Have you been granted individual adjusments for the current academic year? Then you’ll be notified personally by your student counsellor. We want to make sure you can keep relying on the necessary support during these extraordinary circumstances. The right to additional exam time remains valid for all written examinations, both on campus and from home. The maximum duration for most examinations is set at 90 minutes. If you are entitled to individual adjustments, you will receive 120 minutes to complete your examination.
As always, we will provide several visible and invisible features and measures to prevent exam fraud.
Your situation has changed (for the worse or the better) and you wish to change your answer(s)? Or you have other questions about the survey? Please contact your respective student secretariat:
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You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This can be done by sending an email to email@example.com. Withdrawing your consent has no impact on the legality of recordings that have taken place before your consent withdrawal.
Report your absence as soon as possible to the student secretariat of your department or School of Arts, at the latest before the start of the (partial) examination. On the intranet and in art 15.6 of the education and examination regulations you can find:
If you or someone you live with, belong(s) to a risk group, you may be able to invoke force majeure. Check our preventive measures for more details.
This information will be provided by your programme.
Whether you take your exam on campus or from home: the same rules apply.
This depends on the exam. Your lecturer will decide this and give you specific instructions before each exam.
You can indicate this during the exam survey, after which we'll look for solutions together.
This depends on the exam type. Your teacher will decide whether monitoring software is required. Before each exam your teacher will provide clear instructions, to make sure you know what to expect. The most frequent digital exam types are:
More information on these exam types and their download instructions is available via Digitap.
Unstable internet connection? Try the following steps:
MAKE SURE YOU'RE WELL PREPARED
PROBLEMS WITH PROCTORIO?
Proctorio has shut down due to a technical malfunction and you have to regain access to your exam? Don't panic.
You've encountered a malfunction (internet breakdown, power outage, system failure ...), despite all your preparations? Then you can contact our ICT-staff:
IMPOSSIBLE TO CONTINUE YOUR EXAM?
Your (technical) issue still cannot be resolved after all the steps above?
The corona measures have a major impact on our education system. Due to strict guidelines on hygiene and social distancing, it is currently impossible to organize exams on our campuses on a large scale.
In order to safeguard the health of our students and staff, we have spent the past few weeks exploring how and to which extent we can organize assessments and supervision from a distance. For several course units we have switched to alternative assessment methods. For a limited number of courses we must rely on digital exams from home with online supervision in the form of proctoring.
Proctoring is a software program which monitors you, your computer and your environment during your digital exam. An AI-system registers potential suspicious activities. When exam fraud is suspected (and only then) proctoring enables your teacher to review these moments.
If irregularities are indeed detected, they will be reported to the chairman of the exam committee. The proctoring software only highlights events, patterns and behaviours typically associated with cheating. So don’t worry: a simple glance, an unwanted visit from your cat, or a dog barking outside … will not be viewed as an irregularity.
To ensure a smooth organization of the exams, AP will rely on online proctoring and the use video, sound and screen recordings. This policy has been established:
Off course we understand that you may have questions and concerns about how this may affect your privacy. We highly value your privacy and do everything necessary to protect it. Therefore, the following measures are in force:
This method provides a safe and reliable manner in which we can:
Despite these precautionary measures individual students may object to the use of proctoring and video, sound and screen recordings. In such cases, AP will provide an alternative exam arrangement.
Written and oral examinations are organised digitally and from a distance, wherever possible. In some exceptional cases, examinations will take place on campus:
The following measures apply to examinations on campus:
Before the examination
During the examination
After the examination