News

10/18/2020 — iPad App v2.6 released

The iPad App v2.6 is now available for download. Albeit many bug fixes and small enhancements, there are two new features of particular value:

  • Correction based on subproblems
    You can now select one (or more) subproblems or select the corresponding page area. TUMexam then displays the selected area of multiple exams next to each other. That way you can correct independent subproblems faster and more consistent than ever before!
  • Correction snippets
    Handwritten correction notes can now be saved and used for other exams. Common mistakes can therefore corrected in detail once and the correction can be reused in subsequent exams.

08/13/2020 — 200 lectures with TUMexam and almost 1,700 online exams on one day

In the current summer term 200 lectures at 10 departments are using TUMexam. Approximately half of those lectures are using the new submission feature for remote exams.

Today examiners conducted almost 1,700 online exams — two examinations with 882 and 584 participants, respectively, were held simultaneously. The exams were delivered within less than 30 seconds to almost all participants, faster than any physical distribution system could work.

06/16/2020 — First TUMexam Remote Exam with 775 participants successful

The first fully remote exam with TUMexam took place today in our Basic Course Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (IN0010). After multiple dry runs as part of voluntary homeworks, we offered this 50min remote exam with an additional 15min of submission period today. The technical infrastructure proved to be very efficient and reliable.

Most of our students welcomed this new opportunity such that we look forward to a successful examination period in this and the upcoming semesters.

06/14/2020 — Instructions for remote exams with TUMexam and option for mixed-mode exams

We prepared a document for our students that explains how remote exams (submissions) with TUMexam work. The manual is available for download under Links and will be updated on a regular basis.

The option to offer “mixed exams” remote and on-site at the same time and under the same conditions may be of particular interest for examiners. Students can decide for the one or other option at the time of registration in TUMonline. This way, the necessary capacity for rooms is significantly reduced.

For more information, please write an email to support@tumexam.de.

06/09/2020 — Instances for the summer term 2020 available

TUMexam instances for the summer term 2020 are available. Please write to support@tumexam.de and supply the following information:

  • Name and abbreviation of the lecture as well as the module number
  • Date of the exam
  • The approximate number of students
  • TUM-ID of the first user (additional users can be added)

If TUMexam is used for the first time at your chair, please send us an email containing the full name of your organizational unit (both English and German) as well as an abbreviation.

05/29/2020 — Information regarding remote exams (online submissions) with TUMexam

From summer term 2020 onwards, the Departments of Informatics and Mathematics use TUMexam not only for written exams and quizzes but also for online submissions in tutorials and for remote exams. More information for using TUMexam in remote exams can be found this guideline. Informationen for students how to work with submissions is provided in this document.

05/20/2020 — New features for the summer term 2020

  • Submissions (remote exams)
    TUMexam now offers the possibility to distribute problem statements using our new review platform. These can be either filled out digitally, or printed, worked on, and scanned. Subsequently those solutions are submitted to our servers and feeded into the correction pipeline just as scanned exams. This new procedure is currently being evaluated in our Basic Corse Computer Networks with about 1200 attendees.
    If you want to supervise remote exams, Big Blue Button hosted by the RBG might be a solution for you that is independent from TUMexam and fully compliant to data protection rules.
  • Official Corona layouts for lecture halls
    We integrate the official Corona layouts for lecture halls into TUMexam. In addition, we offer Layouts with zone-based overviews that show which students have to be seated first to conform to distance rules.
  • LaTeX web editor
    To ease access to our LaTeX template for users without LaTeX installation or without sufficient experience, we integrated a web editor. Since this feature is still under test, it is disabled by default. Please let us know if you want to use that feature. All other users that do not want to use LaTeX can, of course, provide own templates that can be uploaded in the TUMexam web interface.
  • Reworked multiple choice functions
    TUMexam now offers generalized calculation functions for multiple choice problems. More information can be found in the documentation of our LaTeX template.
  • Distribution of students to lecture halls and seatplans
    As an option, the distribution of students to lecture halls can now be based on registration numbers instead of names. Also, seatplans can now optionally be based on registration numbers.
  • Extended help and notes in the web interface
    The webinterface with its integrated help functions and notes has been notably improved.

01/23/2020 — Instances for the winter term 2019/20 available

TUMexam instances for the winter term 2019/20 are available. Please write to support@tumexam.de and supply the following information:

  • Name and abbreviation of the lecture as well as the module number
  • Date of the exam
  • The approximate number of students
  • TUM-ID of the first user (additional users can be added)

If TUMexam is used for the first time at your chair, please send us an email containing the full name of your organizational unit (both English and German) as well as an abbreviation.

01/22/2020 — Changelog Winter Term 2019/20

TUMexam comes with the following new features and improvements in the current winter term:

Web Backend
  • Integration of the administrative control for exam reviews into the backend
  • Optional solution for online reviews
  • Individual exams can be downloaded as PDF
  • Detailed exam results can be exported as CSV
  • Magnification for not recognized page codes and student stickers
  • Acceleration of image recognition and building of exams
  • Howtos for all important function directly in the web interfaces
Exam Templates
  • Support for single-sided exams (empty back page)
  • Easier switching between conventional exams and exams using the Karpfinger-Klausur-Konzept
  • Updated text on attendee lists
iPad App
  • Problems already corrected can be reviewed/corrected again
  • Extended filter, e.g. filtering by achieved credit count
  • Overlay of a sample solution
Scanstations
  • Updated user interface
  • Live image with support for encrypted scan projects
  • Automatic removal of projects after 7 days
  • The new scanner at the Departments of Mathematics and Informatics supports automatic handling of multifeeds