Examination and assessments

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  • Remember to register for your exam within the deadline.
  • Not taking your exam? Remember to withdraw from exam/course.
  • Registration for and withdrawal from exam/course is done via Studentweb
Semester registering and register for exam via Studentweb

Good luck with your exam!

Before the exam

Please control the following in due time of your exam:

  • time for your exam (Studentweb)
  • venue for your campus exam (Studentweb)
  • information from course responsible in Canvas
  • e-mail from WISEflow sent to your @nmbu-address
  • for digital exam at campus please make sure that you:
    - install the last version of the program that locks your computer (the LockDown-browser)
    • - take a demo in WISEflow to ensure that your computer is ready for exam
      - make sure that you have access to the wireless network Eduroam
      - contact the IT dep. if you need technical help with your user account, PC, network etc.: it@nmbu.no/ph. 67 23 05 55
  • If the time for a written exam is to be changed after the exam schedule has been published, all students registered for the course in question must consent in writing to the change. The proposal for a change of the exam date/time are usually organised by the students.

    The proposal for a new exam time must be within the set exam periode, see academic calendar and made no later than the withdrawal deadline for the course. Please contact timeplan@nmbu.no to find out which days/times it may be possible to move the exam to. Alternative exam days/times will be determined by whether the students, taking the exam in question, have collisions with other exams, whether it is suitable for the teacher, and the capacity of exam room and exam invigilators, etc. As a general rule, exam time for large courses (many students) will not be possible to change.

    If the student(s) wants to change the exam time, this must be arranged as soon as the student(s) are aware of the problem. The request for a change must take place no later than the withdrawal deadline for the exam in question, please see academic calendar

  • NMBU uses the WISEflow exam system for digital exams and submissions. If this is to be used in your course, a so-called "flow" will automatically be created for the individual assessment. You will receive an e-mail notification when the flow has been created and a reminder before the exam date/submission deadline.

    Submitting the answer in WISEflow is an active choice, remember that you must always press the submit button. If you answer the assignment but do not submit it, you will not get a grade in the course.

    In WISEflow you will encounter different types of flows:

    • FLOWlock is a traditional long-answer exam on campus in locked mode. You get access to the assignment set as a separate document and a text editor with the most common tools for formatting that you know from, for example, Microsoft Word, including spell check.
    • FLOWmulti is a multiple-choice exam that is answered directly in WISEflow. Such exams can consist of different types of questions; multiple-choice ticking, filling in fields, classification and matching, text responses, etc. FLOWmulti can be completed with or without locked mode, so they can take place either on campus or at home.
    • FLOWassign/FLOWhandin  is file upload. Ordinary submission requires the main answer to be a PDF file, other file types can be uploaded as attachments (FLOWassign). For some assessments, it may be relevant to only upload other file types such as Excel or video (FLOWhandin).

    Log in

    Login to WISEflow using your FEIDE login. It is important that you remember your username and password both for exams at campus and at home. You can administrate your user-account and password at brukerdata.nmbu.no.

    Contact the IT-department for assistance

    Install the LockDown-browser

    FLOWlock is usually used for exams on campus. FLOWlock ensures that the PC is locked for use of the internet and content on your own PC. Before each exam, you must check that you have installed the latest version of the program. You download this from the profile page.

    How to check and install the lockdown browser


    There are various types of demo exams in WISEflow. Use the demos to familiarize yourself with WISEflow functionality and test that the LockDown browser works on your computer.

    There is a button for "Demoflows" at the bottom of the front page in WISEflow.

    Link to WISEflow demo page

    Appendix manager with non-textual material

    Some exams with lock-down on campus require design with drawing and modelling. It is often easiest to use pen and paper, take a picture of it with a webcam and then link it up as an attachment. You should familiarize yourself with how this can be done in WISEflow. You will be given scratch paper at the hall. Remember stationery.

    Using the appendix mandager in WISEflow

    Group submission

    Assignments are often submitted individually, but group-based submissions can also be arranged. Then one of the students must create the group and the others must accept membership. As a rule, one person can upload a file and deliver on behalf of the whole group.

    How to create groups, upload and submit

    Lovdata PRO and access to external resources

    Access to external resources, for example Lovdata PRO, will be available on certain exams with a lock-down mode on campus. You can find the resource via a separate button. The resource opens in a separate tab so that you can navigate between it and the exam answer.

    Even if it is a digital exam, you can bring the book Norway's laws and any special editions of laws and regulations. Copies or prints of laws/regulations/judgments etc. are not permitted. Remember that the book Norway's laws etc. has not been updated to possible recent changes in laws.

    Read more about external resources and WISEflow

Examination day

Exam at Campus

  • You will find your exam location on the Studentweb around 1-2 weeks prior to your exam. 

    You must be present in the examinatio venue 30 minutes prior to the start time for your exam. This applies both to digital exams and exams on paper.

  • All examinations:

    • Physical valid photo ID (student card / Passport / driver's license) with signature
    • Stationary (scrap paper is available in the exam venue)
    • Food and drinks
    • Permitted aids - see the course description online and in Canvas

    Digital examination:

    • Portable PC/Mac with power supply.
    • Remember your FEIDE username and login
    • You may bring:
      - external keyboard / mouse - must be wired (not wireless)
      • - noise-cancelling earplugs without sound or internet access
    • You can not bring:
      • - wireless external keyboard / mouse
      • - extra screen,
      • - extra PC, Pad, Kindle or similar
      • - digital notes / digital curriculum / e-books

    Permitted aids for exam and bilingual dictionary

    It is important that you as a student know what the permitted aids for your exam / test are and only use these. The course responsible must via Canvas explain the permitted aids for the exam in question. The aids must also be stated in the web based course description. Read more about permitted aids via the link in the green box above. There you will also find information about the use of AI (artificial intelligence).

    You can always to bring a bilingual dictionary between your first language and the exam language. The dictionary may not contain any personal notes.

    Portable computer

    As a student at NMBU, you are required to have access to your own laptop for use both for teaching and assessment. In case of emergency, you can apply to borrow a PC for an exam on campus..

    Apply to borrow a computer
  • Digital examination:

    • make sure log in to WISEflow and start the exam, to see that the lock-down browser works.
    • aids that are not permitted including bags/back pack, mobile phone, watches and outerwear must be placed in the designated area
    • technical support will be present for any technical inquiries. The password to access the examination will be written on the board
    • scrap paper will be avilable if needed
    • no one can end the exam or submit a blank answer before 30 minutes have passed after the exam in question has started

    Examination on paper:

    • you will be provided with the examination papers and cover sheet to be used. Only paper provided by the examination guard(s) can be used during the exam. You will be assigned an examinee number (also available at Studentweb)
    • use a ball point pen and make sure your handwriting is legible
    • aids that are not permitted including bags/back pack, mobile phone, watches and outerwear must be placed in the designated area
    • you cannot submit your exam answer or submit a blank answer before 30 minutes after the exam has started
    • an examination guard must always control your submission before you can leave
    • rough notes cannot normally be handed in as part of an answer paper
    • when the examination is over you can use up to 15 minutes to ready the papers for submission i.e. number the pages, write examinee number, place the sheets in the correct cover
    • if you continue to write on the answer after the examination time is out, this will be regarded as an attempt at cheating
    • where possible, you can keep the exam paper and the pink copy of your answer, all other paper, used or unused must be handed to the guards
  • If you show up for a written exam, but during the exam wish to withdraw/submit a blank answer, the following applies:

    Withdraw/submit blank - exam on paper

    • You must deliver a completed white and yellow cover sheet. Remember to check that you write the correct candidate number.
    • You can hand in the cover sheet and leave the exam hall 30 minutes after the exam has started at the earliest.
    • You will be registered as "met" for the relevant exam with a result of F or Not passed. If the conditions are met, you can register for a new exam (account) in the subject.

    Withdraw/submit blank - digital exam in the WISEflow exam system

    • For the WISEflow exam, you must bring your own PC, also if you plan to submit a "blank"/withdraw from the exam during the exam.
    • You must log into WISEflow as usual, and then either press the 'submit blank' button, or upload a blank file that you submit.
    • The earliest you can withdraw/submit a blank answer and leave the exam venue is 30 minutes after the exam has started.
    • You will be registered as "met" for the relevant exam with a result of F or Not passed. If the conditions are met, you can register for a new exam (account) in the subject.
  • Information about time and place etc. for your oral exam is given by the faculty.

Home examination or assignments at home

  • Exams, tests or other assessments carried out at home are usually submitted in WISEflow or Canvas.

    Remember that it is your responsibility to control that the answer paper and any necessary files are submitted and uploaded before the examination is over. It is also your responsibility to control that you have submitted the correct file within the correct time. Please note that the examination system closes once the examination/the deadline for submission is over.

    Prior to having your exam/assessment

    • WISEflow - Are you having av home exam or submission in WISEflow? Learn more about WISEflow - see the section above about WISEflow.
    • Aids and AI - Learn more about permitted aids for home exams and submissions, including use of artificial intelligence (AI) and more. See the green link button below.
    • Withdrawal from exams - do you want to withdraw from your WISEflow exam/submit a blank answer? Read the section Withdraw/submit blank - digital exam in the WISEflow exam system above.
    • If you cannot take your exam/submit your assignment due to illness etc. or if you were to become acutely ill during the exam? Read about how you can apply for a valid absence. See the green link button below.

    You must remember

    • Your answer must be written on a computer. There are only drawings and possibly calculations that can be done with pen and paper and uploaded as an attachment to the answer. Handwritten answers will not normally be censored.
    • Communication of any kind between fellow students or other people during the exam is not permitted, unless otherwise specified.
    • Have your mobile phone available during the exam. Important information can be sent via SMS.
    • The LockDown browser is not used for home exams.
    • The time displayed in WISEflow is always the final time. It includes time for uploading and any extra time for accommodation of special needs.
    • You can take a digital home exam even if you are abroad. It is the stated exam time for the Norwegian time zone that applies.



    Should you experience any problems when submitting your exam in WISEflow please contact us via the support-form immediately.

    If you have problems with the support form, you can call exam help on 400 00 825 (only staffed between 08:00 and 18:00 during the exam period).


    If the submission is in Canvas or in another way, questions should be directed directly to the course responsible.


    Contact the IT department if you need technical help with your user account, PC, network etc.: it@nmbu.no / ph. 67 23 05 55

After exam

You will receive an e-mail when your grade is published in Studentweb.

Assessment for your course should will be available within 3 weeks after the exam or 3 weeks after the last day of teaching for assessments held during the teaching period. For degree theses, it is 6 weeks after the student's submission deadline. If the examination deadline that appears in Studentweb is more than 3 weeks, this means that a postponed examination deadline has been approved.

  • You may request an explanation for a grade given, you may also appeal a given grade or appeal about a formal error. Please note that a grades may be changed in the appellant's favor and disfavor, it may also stay the same.

    Read more about Explanation and Appeals
  • A re-examination is organised in courses with single assessment which have the assessment form written or oral examination during an examination period.

    There are no re-examination for courses with a combined assessment or portfolio. If you have valid absence or fail such an exam the next possible chance to sit for an exam is the next time the course is scheduled.

    Valid absence or fail

    If you have failed or have valid absence for an exam and a re-sit exam is offered you may register for the re-examination yourself via Studentweb, if such an exam is offered for the course.

    Documented illness or other special personal circumstances can qualify for valid absence. The documentation/doctor certificate must be submitted to NMBU no later than five (5) working days after the exam in question.

    Read more about valid absence from exam

    No show for exam

    If you do not show/turn up for your exam you cannot register for re-examination, but must register for the ordinary scheduled examination in the course.

    Deadlines - registration for re-examination autumn semester

    • 1 October - for courses with ordinary exams in the Spring parallel, June block and August block. Re-sit examination will be held either a few days before Christmas or prior to the semester start in January.
    • 1 November - withdrawal deadline

    Deadlines - registration for re-examination spring semester

    • 1 March - for courses with ordinary exams in the Autumn parallel and January block. Re-examination will be held in the end of May/beginning of June.
    • 1 April - withdrawal deadline

    How to register for re-examination

    • Log in to Studentweb
    • Click "Results"
    • Scroll to the course you want re-sit for and choose "Take the course again (or something similar)"
    • Register for exam and choose the correct time (there should be no possibility to register for teaching in the course).
  • At NMBU a student may normally have three attempts to be assessed in the same course.

    Three attempts

    You have a right to be assessed in the same course up to three times provided that the course in question still exists, certain exceptions exists.

    What counts:

    • You have registered for an exam, but don't show for the exam, it will count as one of your three attempts to be assessed in the course.
    • You do not show for an exam, but have valid absence (submitted and approved application), it will not count as one of your three attempts to be assessed in the course.
    Read more about valid absence from exam

    Retaking a passed exam

    If the course and/or examination has been passed, you have an opportunity to be assessed in the same course again. Exceptions:

    • students are not permitted to resubmit a degree thesis that has been awarded a pass grade.
    • students taking the veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing programmes do not have a right to resit an examination they have passed.

    Please note that you can only register for the ordinary exam in the course not re-examination (konte), and that students who are permitted to take an assessment in a course they have previously passed do not have the right to follow teaching in courses with limited teaching capacity.

    Best grade counts

    If a student has been assessed in a course more than once, the best grade achieved shall count, and only this grade shall appear on the transcript of grades and the diploma. 

    Application for a fourth attempt

    If you have not passed a course after three attempts you may, by submitting an application stating the grounds to the Department of Academic Affairs, be granted dispensation to attempt an assessment in the course for a fourth time.

    Application for a fourth attempt
  • If the course changes significantly with regard to scope, syllabus or similar or the course is discontinued, the opportunity is given to be assessed according to the previous arrangement once. However, the student is not entitled to tuition under the previous arrangement.

    In courses with portfolio assessment, the work in the portfolio will normally be an integral part of the teaching in the course, so that it will not be possible to be assessed according to the previous arrangement.

    If the course is discontinued or changed significantly the faculty will usually contact the students who was registered in the course the last time the course was offered.

  • How was your exam? Whether it is praise or criticism please let us know and send an e-mail to the Examination office.