IT.SERVICES provides central solutions for electronic assessments at RUB. We want to establish a service for e-assessments on campus and in remote settings.
We want to facilitate electronic assessments at RUB in a controlled and secure environment. The authenticity and integrity of the exams, technical security, compliance with privacy and examination regulations, ease of use, equal opportunity, comparability of the exam conditions and a high quality of exam tasks, questions and activities are our main goals.
We support and advise examinators and students together with the Zentrum für Wissenschaftsdidaktik (ZfW) in all phases of the examination process. Furthermore, we are in charge of the operation of the central e-assessment rooms at the Ruhr University Bochum, exam-related software development and system administration. We are responsible for the technical aspects of the PlagScan portal of RUB, too.
We provide a separate Moodle instance as the examination system in the central e-assessment rooms on campus. The examination system is independent of our central Learning-Management-System (RUB-Moodle) and it is specifically configured for e-assessments.
During summer semester 2022, the multi-phase piloting for digital exams on campus has started.
This piloting is organised and supported by IT.SERVICES and the Zentrum für Wissenschaftsdidaktik. In this context, digital exams can take place in the following rooms on campus:
We'd like to express our gratitude to the Medical Faculty for providing access to their PC examination hall (PC-Prüfungssaal) for the piloting, if available.
If you would like to participate in the piloting of moodle-based digital exams on campus,
please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call:
We will then clarify the requirements and necessary steps. We are looking forward to prepare your exam scenario with you.
We are eager to offer you consulting and support. Please, feel free to contact us.
We cover the topic of digital assessments together with the Zentrum für Wissenschaftsdidaktik and Dezernat 1. We also share ideas and best practices with the colleagues of other universities. We created a rich portfolio of various support and information offers.
Online-Exam: The independent Moodle instance for remote online exams
Since summer semester 2021, the independent Moodle instance for remote online exams at RUB is in operation: Online-Exam. While RUB-Moodle is mainly intended and configured for eLearning, Online-Exam provides an environment that is specifically setup for remote online exams. The capacities for exams with Online-Exam are distributed like room ressources, so that the number of parallel exam activity can be controlled.
You will find further information about Online-Exam here:
Good news, everyone! The existing rooms that are suitable for eAsssessments at the Ruhr University Bochum will be substantially expanded. Right now, the Computer-Saal MABF 01/556 of the Medical Faculty with 172 PCs is the largest e-assessment room on campus. In summer semester 2023, the construction of the new E-Assessment-Center in GAFO 04 is scheduled to be finished.
There will be 250 PCs on specifically designed desks. The room can be divided with a mobile partition wall, so that 180 PCs will be available in the large are and 70 PCs will be available in the smaller area.
- specifically setup inclusion area
- desks that are designed for electronic exams, silent keyboards
- reliable modern technical equipment
- a customized media concept and a high performance air conditioning and room climate control system
- a comfortable and modern room design with an appropriate light concept
- secured server and storage rooms
- a secure and reliable network infrastructure
- a service desk on site
We have created the Moodle course 'elektronische Prüfungen an der RUB' to summarize key information and provide a moderated discussion forum as an additional means of communication.