Since the new framework examination regulations came into effect in October 2023, computer-based examinations (e-exams for short) have been possible at Leuphana as part of the format "written academic paper under supervision" or as an element of a "combined scientific paper". There are two formats: 1) e-exams on site on Leuphana's computers and 2) remote exams, where students do not have to be on site. Remote exams are only possible in exceptional cases and upon prior application. Two software solutions are available for e-exams, which we will briefly introduce to you below.

The conduct of a "written academic paper under supervision" as an e-exam must be registered when the course is entered in myStudy. It is not possible to change this at a later date. Before the start of their course, lecturers will then be notified whether the e-exam can be held.

Current information:
The recording of the information event e-exams at Leuphana on 27 February 2024 is now available as a video recording (in German).
You can also download the script of the lecture as a PDF (in German).

For e-exams, please note the current regulations of the framework examination regulations (in particular § 7 (3)) and for remote exams additionally the regulations for conducting online exams, both of which can be found in the Leuphana Gazettes. If you have any questions regarding examination law or the organization of examinations, please contact Student Services. You can find the contact person responsible for your study program on the Student Services website.

Software for online exams

There are two software solutions at your disposal for online exams which are suitable for different scenarios: EvaExam and Moodle. Especially if you haven’t worked with the software before, you should have enough time on your hands and show an interest to get acquainted with it beforehand.


EvaExam facilitates the creation of questionnaires in your browser. You can set up an online exam that is designed to be taken digitally or create questionnaires for an exam on paper (see scan exams). The examination software offers various types of questions which for the most part can be read and graded automatically. The software is suitable for exams in real time.


Moodle offers the possibility to create different kinds of exams: 1.) quizzes with various types of questions that are filled in online, 2.) hand in-assignments for written exams where both the question and the answers can be uploaded as a PDF. The software is suitable for exams both in real time and with a prolonged editing time.

Request access

If you decide to offer an online exam with Moodle or EvaExam, please use lehrservice@leuphana.de to contact the teaching service who will set up the relevant access for you.

Please note that online exams must be proposed at the beginning of the semester!

Courses & training

On the pages for EvaExam and Moodle, you will find a lot of material to help you get get to know the software.

Courses on the conduct of digital exams are held at irregular intervals. They can be found in the workshop programme for digital teaching.