Department of Politics and Society

Information about corona/COVID-19 regarding teaching and examination

Information for lecturers

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    Travel guidelines for co-examiners and guest lecturers

    Reimbursement of work-related travels for co-examiners and guest lecturers etc. must be done in accordance with the applicable regulations for employees of the state (the business travel circular).


    As far as possible, the cheapest public transport must be used. However, the use of your own car can take place where conditions warrant it, especially when in the given case it is the most economical for Aalborg University. The tariff for driving your own car is that set by the Ministry of Finance for other approved driving (low rate).

    Taxi can be used to and from the railway station/bus terminal when conditions of service so require or when departure/arrival takes place either in the early morning or late at night. The taxi bill must be provided with information on where to and from where the journey took place and the date. Under similar conditions, your own car can also be used to and from the railway station/bus terminal/airport, when the cost does not exceed the cost of using taxis to/from the nearest railway station/bus terminal.

    Flights must be booked and payed by the traveler. Vouchers from airfares must be attached to the travel bill in order for the money to be refunded.


    No hour/per hourly allowance is paid for work-relatede travels lasting less than 24 hours, but instead reasonable additional costs for meals etc. can be reimbursed on documentation. Reasonable additional costs are about 40% of the daily allowance for lunch or dinner.


    Please note that the hotel agreements for state missions must be used. When booking the hotel, it must be stated that it is in accordance with the state agreement. Please also note that the state agreement presupposes cash settlement.

    The following hotels can be used in Aalborg:

    Phone: Email: Website:
    Scandic Aalborg City
    +45 70125151
    Comwell Hvide Hus Aalborg
    +45 98138400
    Kompas Hotel Aalborg
    +45 98121900
    Scandic Aalborg Øst
    +45 98154500
    Scheelsminde Aalborg
    +45 98183233

    The following hotels can be used in Copenhagen:

    Phone: Email: Website:
    Bella Sky
    +45 32472010
    CABINN Metro
    +45 32465700
    Scandic Sluseholmen
    +45 70127373
    Scandic Sydhavnen
    +45 88333666

    Please note that you can only book a hotel if you have two consecutive days of exams. Or if you have a longer than 2 ½ hour drive to your home before accommodation can be booked, and it must always be agreed with the programme secretary secretary before booking.


    Reimbursement is managed via AAU eForms. Follow the instructions on each page. Should there be a need for assistance, please contact your contact person at Aalborg University.

    Make sure you have all the necessary documentation ready before you get started - it will not be possible to save a draft.

    The information you provide will be used in Aalborg University's internal payout procedures and will be disclosed to some extent in connection with withdrawals - for example to your financial institution.

    Please note: eForms may NOT be used by employees at Aalborg University.

    For further information please contact:

    Best regards,

    The Joint Administration of the Department of Policy and Society & the Department of Sociology and Social Work

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    Travel reimbursement for co-examiners and lecturers

    For reimbursement you must use AAU eForms. Please follow the instructions on each page. If you need assistance, please contact your contact person at Aalborg University.

    Make sure you have all the necessary documentation ready before you start - it will not be possible to save a draft.

Information for students

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    Student guide to online exams

    In order to maintain the highest standards of quality in your upcoming exams and to provide the best possible setting for you and your fellow students to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and competences, the Department of Politics and Society and the Department of Sociology and Social Work have prepared this student guide to online exams.

    We encourage you to familiarize yourselves with these guidelines well in advance of your exams. It is relevant and beneficial to share expectations and experiences with your fellow students, supervisors and teachers, allowing us to ensure inspiring and fruitful examinations for all of you.

    The overall rules and regulations for conducting examinations at AAU and special COVID-19 information regarding exams can be found here: and

    The digital exams will be held in MS Teams or another appropriate program. This guideline is developed with the intention that MS Teams will be the platform used during the exam.

    The following apply to all written and oral exams

    • Make sure that you hand in the requested Solemn Declaration. This is done by ticking the box called ‘Solemn Declaration’ in DE (the Digital Exam system) when you submit your assignment. If you fail to tick the box in DE, you will not be able to take your exam – see solemn declaration here
    • This applies to all oral exams and written on-site exams conducted in the spring semester 2020. 
      If this changes, you will be notified directly by the study secretary. 
    • For group exams, the Solemn Declaration is to be confirmed when submitting the assignment on behalf of the group. Only the student who submits the assignment for the group will see the declaration. When accepting the invitation from DE to submit the assignment, you also accept the Solemn Declaration on behalf of all students in the group.
    • Make sure that you have submitted your phone number in DE (in case of technical issues during your exam). For group exams be sure to write in the phone numbers of ALL group members in the field called ‘Set of exam questions’ the following way: 12345678 (name), 12345678 (name) etc. 
    • If you have questions regarding your exam, you must contact your teacher or study secretary well in advance of your exam to give them a reasonable amount of time to answer your questions. 
    • Make sure that the allowed aids are within reach. It is your responsibility to have a computer with a functioning webcam and internet connection.

    Specifically for oral exams

    Prior to the exam

    • You will be invited to your exam in an Outlook calendar invitation to a meeting in Microsoft Teams. Remember to accept the meeting from your AAU-email account. Please be aware that the invitation disappears from your inbox and reappears in your calendar once you accept it. You can download the software to your electronic devices here
    • Test your equipment in due time by joining the meeting – preferably two days ahead of the exam. Make sure that audio, camera, screen-sharing features and internet connection work properly on both PC/Mac and mobile phone so you can switch platforms if one of your devices has a system failure during your exam. For assistance, contact IT Support AAU.  
    • On the day of the exam, please be ready in Microsoft Teams ahead of time (approx. 15 min prior to your exam). Wait for the examiner to call you up via Microsoft Teams. (As an alternative, you can arrange with the examinator to access the Teams-meeting via the Outlook calender link).  
    • If you intend to give a presentation using slides or a hand-out during your exam, you are advised to send the material for the presentation to the assessors no later than 24 hours prior to the exam - via the “Reply all” function in the meeting invitation in your Outlook calendar (to minimize the risk of technical problems during the exam).  
    • The screen-sharing features in MS Teams can be used to show the presentation during the exam. 
    • Be sure to inform assessors if any special considerations should be made during the exam and ask the assessors how they envision the course of the exam. This can be done in the last supervision meeting. 
    • Make sure you still have your AAU Student card well in advance of your exams. If you cannot find it, please contact Facility Support at Fibigerstræde 4.
    • For group exams, you should decide within the group how to support each other in contributing to the presentation, to answering questions and in discussions. Make agreements about this with the assessors. When you wish to speak or answer a question, you indicate this in the chat function. 
    • For group exams, you need to decide how you wish to receive your assessment/marks – in a group or individually. This must be agreed on with the assessors.

    According to The Rules for Conducting Exams in the Spring Semester 2021 students may be allowed to sit in the same room during digital oral examinations.   

     NB - Department for Politics and Society:For group exams the students should sit alone in each their room.

    During the exam

    • To join the exam in Microsoft Teams: open the Microsoft Teams-app on your computer and await the online call from one of the assessors. (Alternatively, it can be arranged with the examinator that you access the Teams-meeting by clicking on the link in the Outlook invitation).
    • Have your AAU Student card within reach and show it on request. 
    • The webcam/video has to be used throughout the exam. Be ready to pan the camera around the room and to share your screen if requested by the assessors. AAU's disciplinary rules prescribe showing the room to show that you are alone and unable to receive help from others. This is consented to in the Solemn Declaration. However, if it is discussed and arranged with the supervisor prior to the exam, it is allowed to sit together as a group during the exam.  
    • Have your mobile phone out of reach but yet available in case of a technical failure during the exam. 
    • Expect that during the exam there might be a time-out in which you evaluate the ongoing exam together with the assessors - is the exam running smoothly or does it need adjustment? 
    • Speak clearly (and perhaps a little slower than usual) for the assessors to understand everything you say. 
    • When it is time for assessment, you will leave the Teams-meeting. The assessors will call you up from TEAMS once they have decided on your mark. (Alternatively, when arranged with the examinator, you can stay in the Teams-meeting while the examiners carry out the assessment via telephone).

    In case of technical failure

    • In case of technical problems during oral exams, the assessors must compensate students with extra time. The assessors will decide how much extra time will be added to the examination based on a professional assessment. 
    • If the exam cannot be conducted in a satisfactory manner due to technical problems, the exam will be rescheduled as a digital exam (cf. Rules for Conduction Exams in the Spring Semester 2020). 
    • In case of technical problems, the assessors will discuss an alternative plan for the exam over the phone.


    ► All round guide to Microsoft Teams

    ► Test of IT equipment

Information for examiners and censors

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    Guide to online exams

    In order to ensure continued high quality and to provide students at the Department of Politics and Society and the Department of Sociology and Social Work the best setting for them to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and competences in the upcoming exams, the following guidelines have been prepared. From a professional point of view, you will of course conduct the exam as you normally would, but below you will find a guide to the conduct of exams online in connection with the ordinary exams as well as re-examinations in the fall semester 2020.

    The overall rules and regulations for conducting examinations at AAU can be found at this link. The digital exams will be held in MS Teams or another appropriate program. This guideline is developed with the intention that MS Teams will be the platform used during the exam.

    Regarding All Written Exams

    The examiner is as usual responsible for ensuring that the exam assignment has been quality assured and uploaded in time.

    Regarding Oral Exams

    The study secretary is responsible for preparing the following:

    • Sending information to students regarding how to hand in the "Solemn Declaration".
    • In the absence of a "Solemn Declaration", the study secretary will contact the student with a reminder. The study secretary informs the examiners which students have not submitted the form prior to the exam and therefore cannot take the exam.
    • Notifying the relevant student(s) and internal/external examiners of the exam in Microsoft Teams by using the Outlook calendar.
    • Ensuring that students’ phone numbers are obtained.
    • Aligning with the Study Board the length of the intervals between the examinations, including whether extra time should be allocated in the exam plan in the event that a group wishes to receive the assessments individually.
    • As a rule, the exams are public meaning that guests who wish to attend the examination may attend. The examination is conducted in a "digital examination room", and it is possible for guests to attend the examination. In order to attend an examination, guests must contact the study secretary, who must then ensure that guests gain access to the public part of the exam in the software used for the exam (Microsoft Teams).

    Preparation of all oral exams and alignment between the internal- and external examiner:

    • Camera MUST be used for the examination!
    • Be sure you have downloaded Microsoft Teams.
    • Test your equipment well in advance by joining the meeting - preferably two days before the exam. Check that audio, camera, share-screen features and Internet connection work optimally on both PC/Mac and mobile phone in case one of the devices shows system failure. If necessary, restart your PC/Mac.
    • You have the opportunity to test your equipment with an IT supporter on weekdays between 8.30am-10.30am and 13.00-15.00pm. Access to the test (Access only with AAU login).
    • Contact ITS Support if you encounter any problems.
      At the internal- and external examiners’ preliminary meeting agreements are reached to ensure that notes are obtained during the exam (normal procedure). It would be advisable to bring a notepad as well as a copy of the grading scale. 
    • To avoid technical problems, the students are encouraged to send exam presentations (e.g.
      PowerPoints) to the examiners at least 24 hours before the exam via the ‘Reply to all” function in the
      meeting invitation in the Outlook calendar (in case of technical issues during the exam). The screensharing
      function in Microsoft Teams may be used (as a starting point) in the exam situation.
    • Discuss how you will relate to the possibility of cancelling the exam if cheating is suspected.

    Additional points of attention in a group exam

    • Prior to the conduct of group exams, you should agree how you will make sure that all students contribute to the presentation, answer questions and participate in the discussion. Communicate these expectations to the students before the exam commences.
    • Prior to the group exam, you must establish how students wish to receive their assessments after the examination – individually or in groups. The student has the right to receive the evaluation without the presence of other examinees.
    • For group exams, the chat function in Microsoft Teams is used to make comments or indicate when the students want to say something.
    • A guideline as to how you find the phone numbers of the students can be found below (Appendix).

    According to The Rules for Conducting Exams in the Spring Semester 2021 students may be allowed to sit in the same room during digital oral examinations.   

    NB Department of politics and Society: For group exams the students should sit alone in each their room.

    The examination

    • To join the meeting in Microsoft Teams - press the 'deltag i Microsoft Teams-møde' link found in theOutlook invitation/notification of meeting. 
    • The examination includes time for a preliminary meeting between the internal- and external examiners. The examiners will join the Microsoft Teams meeting at the starting time, and when the examiners are ready, the student(s) are invited/called up from MS Teams. Students can be invited from a Team Meeting by using the ‘show participants’ button in the menu bar, upon which the participant window is displayed on the right side of the screen. Hold the cursor over the student name and right-click ("Request to participate"). (Alternatively, it can be arranged that the student will access the Teams-meeting by clicking the link in the Outlook invitation, and that the preliminary meeting and the assessment is done via telephone). 
    • If necessary, explain the format of the exam to the students prior to the beginning of the examination.
    • At the beginning of the examination, students must pan the camera around the room to demonstrate that they are alone in the room. However, during group exams it can be arranged for students to sit together in the same room. This should be arranged before the exam. The student must show her or his student card on request. 
    • Decide to take a timeout during the exam and check with the students if they find that the examination is proceeding as planned or if changes need to be made. 
    • Deliberation: The examiners can remove the student from the MS Teams meeting by right-clicking the student’s name and selecting 'remove participant' (or the student leaves the virtual meeting). The examiners invites the student back into MS Teams by right clicking the name and selecting "request to join”. (Alternatively, examiners deliberate by phone, while the student wait in Teams).

    Note in case of technical challenges

    • If there are technical challenges in the conduct of oral exams, the examiners must compensate the students by allowing extra time for examination. The examiners decide, on the basis of a professional assessment, how much extra time is to be added. If the exam cannot be carried out due to technical challenges, the exam may be held either digitally or physically at later time.
    • The external examiner is responsible for taking time on outages and interruptions of the exam. 
    • In the case of technical breakdowns, the external examiner calls up the internal examiner by phone to agree on how to proceed.

    Please note:

    On the homepage of IT Support there are likewise developed guidelines for the use of Microsoft Teams during examinations. Please be aware, that there can be conflicting instructions between the centrally developed and the locally developed guidelines. Especially concerning using channels in Teams and the assessment process. The Institute for Politics and Society and The Institute for Sociology and Social Work encourage all examiners to use the notifications for meetings sent by the study secretary via Outlook, where there is only made one notification for one meeting and not two, as mentioned in the guideline on the homepage of IT Support.

    Guide to Microsoft Teams

    ► Introduction to how external examiners access Microsoft Teams: (Only available in Danish)

    ► Introduction to how external lecturers log on to AAU Microsoft Teams: (Only available in Danish)

    ► Master Guide to Microsoft Teams         

    Additional useful links

    ► Digital Exam 

    ► ITS, guides for distance learning, teaching and meetings       

    ► Digitally Supported Learning Center (CDUL)


    You can find the phone numbers of the students in ‘Digital Eksamen’ (use Google Chrome or Firefox as a browser).
    Open ’Digital Eksamen’ → Press the specific module (‘kursus’) for the examthen press the button ’Vis detaljer for alle besvarelser’. Under ’gruppenavn’ the specific group will appear with the student names and study numbers. Below on the page under the headline Set of questions (‘Opgavesæt’), the phone numbers of the students will appear.

Department of Politics and Society • Fibigerstræde 1 og 3, 9220 Aalborg East • Frederikskaj 10B, 2450 Copenhagen SV
Phone.: +45 9940 8310 • Email:
VAT no.: 29102384 • EAN no.: 5798000420656 • P numbers: Aalborg: 1003888237, Copenhagen: 1018019139