Nearly one hundred exams of the Erasmus University School of Law have been declared invalid because online supervision did not work properly. As a result, it was not possible to check for fraud. Research by fifteen students has had their diplomas withdrawn WE.
Due to the corona crisis, many universities take exams at home by students. Special software from ProctorExam is used to check that there is no fraud during the exam. Among other things, the students are monitored via the webcam, for example to see if they are not leafing through a manual.
Due to an error with the software, the recording of images did not go well for some students, so that it is not possible to check whether or not they have cheated.
That is why dozens of students received an email last week with the message that the exam must be taken again. For fifteen students it means that their diploma has been declared invalid.
In May, after a tour of NU.nl that many universities were able to successfully pass the exams by postponing them or using the surveillance software.
It is not clear why the law students of Erasmus University did go wrong and why the images cannot be checked. The university was not available for comment on Thursday evening.