Online examination

Online examinations (with online identification)

Dear students,

this semester some exams will take place online. Some possible variants are:

online examinations with photo identity check (online examination with IDENT) and ...

  •     (A) Download the exam, edit it on your own computer and finally upload your work in Flexnow OR
  •     (B) Taking the exam as online examination in ILIAS

online examination without photo identity check and ...

  •     (C) with Download of the exam (usually via Stud.IP - you will receive information from the examiners), taking the exam on your own computer and finally upload your completed exam via Flexnow OR
  •     (D) without photo identity check, but as online examination in ILIAS

The type of examination is determined and announced by your examiners. No matter which variant is chosen, test your equipment before the exam.

OPTION A: Online examination with photo identity verification, download the exam, editing on your own computer and then uploading via Flexnow

  • (0) Select the exam on the Flexnow homepage + log in to the IDENT system
    ident_onlineklausur
  • (1) Identification via webcam and student ID
  • (2) Download and take the exam
  • (3) Upload exam via Flexnow

(1)+(2): Identification and download of exam

Please use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox in a current version. Older browsers may not be supported.


For technical questions, see our FAQ page.
Make sure not to open the exam file in the browser, but to save it on your computer first.

(3): Upload via Flexnow

Then upload your edited exam as a PDF via Flexnow, see Upload.

Please use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox in a current version. Older browsers may not be supported.

OPTION B: Online examination with photo identity check and editing of the exam as online examination in ILIAS

  • (0) Select the exam on the Flexnow homepage + log in to the IDENT system
    ident_onlineklausur
  • (1) Identification via webcam and student ID
  • (2) Take the exam (you will be forwarded to the online exam in ILIAS)

Please use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox in a current version. Older browsers may not be supported.

Before the exam, test whether you can successfully identify yourself by webcam (or smartphone). You can use the following test system for this:

The recorded photos are automatically deleted.

Please use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox in a current version. Older browsers may not be supported.