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Examination equipment, rooms and set-up

The project’s mobile test center provides 100 laptops and 200 tablets for e-examination with the following specifications:

TypeDell Latitude 3300iPad 9,7 (Wi-Fi, 2018)
ProcessorIntel i5-8250UApple A10 Fusion
Hard disk256 GB SSD32 GB
Screen13.3 inch, 1920x1080, Touch9.7 inch, 2048x1536, Touch
Operating systemWindows 10iOS 11

The laptops are also equipped with privacy filters, which prevent possible attempts at deception. RStudio (open source) and the Safe Exam Browsers (open source) have already been used as exam software on the test center’s laptops. On the laptops in the room K1520 (see below), MATLAB (license software) has been used in e-exams as well.

The rooms D2.022, D1.023 and H0.09 are used as examination rooms for the mobile test center at the TUHH.

E-examination in 'Mathematics I: Linear Algebra I' in D1.023, summer semester 2020
E-examination in 'Stochastics' in H0.09, summer semester 2020

The structure used there so far is as follows. The test center is integrated into the university's network infrastructure via LAN.

Network topology (LAN)

A second setup variant in the rooms D2.022, D1.023, H0.09 and Audimax 1, for which tests are currently underway, is a variant in which the test center operates in its own WLAN and is connected to the university's network infrastructure via the test center server, which also allows the use of tablets.

Network topology (WLAN, dependent)

In this third variant, which has so far only been successfully implemented at the UKE using tablets, the test center is independent of the institution's network infrastructure.

Network topology (WLAN, independent)

For smaller e-exams with up to 30 participants (per examination slot) laptops of the ZLL are also available in the room K1520. Depending on the examination software (No Safe Exam Browser usable!), computer pools may also come into consideration.

Cliparts from Openclipart under CC0 1.0 and from VRT Systems under CC BY 4.0 were used for the sketches of the network topology.