If you are writing a DISA exam
An e-examination is an exam written and assessed in a web-based system. At the University of Gothenburg, the system goes by the name DISA. E-exams are therefore often called DISA exams here. Most DISA exams are written using a lockdown browser that temporarily blocks your computer from any other activity besides the exam.
You need your login details
You must log in to your student account if you are writing a DISA exam. Many people have their login details automatically saved on their computer, but in case you need to log in again, it is important that you know or have access to your username and password.
With assistive software
If you are writing a DISA exam with assistive software such as speech synthesis and spelling software, you will always use a computer located in the adapted exam hall. You do not need to book the computer in advance.
Examples of support programmes:
- For spelling, StavaRex is used.
- For speech synthesis, TorTalk is pre-selected. It is also possible to use ClaroRead, but you must notify your department of this when you apply for adaptations.
If you want to use a speech synthesiser or listen to talking books, you must bring your own headphones (3.5 mm jack).
Without assistive software
If you are writing a DISA exam without assistive software, you can use your own computer if it fulfils the system requirements, can connect to eduroam and has a safe browser installed.
If you do not have a computer that works with DISA, you are welcome to book a loan computer. Read more under Do you need to borrow a computer?