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Digital examination

On this page we have collected information about digital tools you may encounter when taking an online exam or when your coursework is assessed. Read more about online exams below or go directly to the tool you are interested in by clicking in the list below.

Over the past few years, digital exams have become more common. Some exams are taken in a room on campus with a locked computer, while others are conducted remotely. On this page you will find information about the different digital tools you might need to use, but the way they are used will vary depending on the course. This means you must read the specific instructions for each exam in advance and ask your lecturer or course administrator if anything is unclear. Examples of questions that might be good to ask yourself are: 

  • Do I need to download a program or app before my exam? 
  • Can I test the digital tool in advance? 
  • Do I need log-in information in order to access my exam?
  • Which browsers are compatible with the tools I need for my exam?
  • Will the exam be monitored? 
  • Do I have the right to learning support during the exam, and how far in advance do I need to give notice of this? 

More information about remote monitoring of exams can be found via the links below.

Information about remote monitoring of exams

FAQ about digital monitoring

FAQ about how the University processes personal data in conjunction with digital exams

If you have the right to learning support during a digital exam, you can find more information through the link below.

Information about learning support


DigiExam is a tool for digital exams often used in programmes at the Faculty of Law. DigiExam makes it possible to sit written exams on your own computer, and for your lecturer to give you online feedback. 

Read more about DigiExam at the Faculty of Law website –

DigiExam support and contact information – 

Download DigiExam – 

The links below go straight to the Faculty of Law’s websites: 

Information about invigilated exams –

Rules when taking invigilated exams –

Ouriginal (Urkund) 

Ouriginal, previously known as Urkund, is a text matching system that checks a text for originality, primarily to prevent plagiarism. Your lecturer can use Ouriginal to check if you have copied passages from another text. 

It is extremely important that you are aware of the University’s rules around referencing and plagiarism, and about the consequences of breaking these rules. In order to help you reference and cite sources correctly, the University’s libraries have created resources and guidelines around academic integrity. 

Read more about academic integrity, the importance of citing your sources –

Lund University’s collective guidelines on plagiarism (PDF, 328 KB, opens in a new window)

Your lecturer always has the option to have Ouriginal review an assignment submitted through Canvas. Read more about how this works in the student guide. 

Read more about how submissions in Canvas are checked by Ouriginal –


Peergrade is an external application that handles peer reviews. Peergrade is currently only used in courses in Canvas offered by the School of Economics and Management.


The Respondus LockDown Browser is used to monitor exams. Respondus is currently only used in courses in Canvas offered by the Faculty of Engineering (LTH).


Quality Progress System (QPS) is an assessment tool used by some programmes offered by the Faculty of Medicine. In QPS, a lecturer can set up several different types of assessment, such as written tests, essays, quizzes and skills tests. Read more about QPS and familiarise yourself with the system in the student guides below. 

Information about QPS –

Student guides on the QPS website –

Sometimes examinations are conducted via the student app Ortrac Scholar. 

Download Ortrac Scholar from the Orzone website –

Personal access code for exams in QPS 

When taking an invigilated exam, you will be given a code sheet with a personalised code which you use to check in with the invigilator in the examination room. 

For remote exams, the code sheet and instructions for logging in are sent via email. The sender will be Ortrac. If you have not received an email before your exam, contact your course administrator.

Feedback and grades in QPS

After you have taken your exam, your lecturer can send different types of reports to you. These include a copy of your answers, the correct answers, feedback or just your grade. Reports are normally sent to your email and will also be published in your QPS account in the section “Previous examinations”.

Photo of two happy students sitting in front of a computer screen talking.

Contact and help

Contact LU Servicedesk if you need technical support when using our digital tools.

LU Servicedesk
servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)46 222 9000