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BYOD-exam – what does this mean and how does it work?

The Ministry of Education has decided that educational institutions may require students to have their own laptop for their studies and exams. Some digital exams at UiS will take place on the university’s own machines however, most will be so-called BYOD exams. So what does this mean and what does it entail for the students?

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BYOD simply stands for 'Bring your own device' and means that students must bring their own laptop to complete the exam. If this applies to you, you should have been notified clearly through several channels. Among other things, information from the exam office is sent by e-mail. In this email you will find what room you are in, and you must have your own computer. It will also include what requirements that are necessary for your laptop and what preparations must be done in advance.

In short, this entails the following;

  • you must have a laptop with either Windows or MacOS and you must have administrator access. In addition to the laptop itself, you must have a charger.

  • You must have access to the internet during the exam. How to connect your computer to the UiS wireless network can be found here. 

  • Safe Exam Browser (SEB) must be installed. This application closes access to all resources on your computer during the exam. You can download SEB at Inspera assessment. 

  • To test the Safe Exam Browser (SEB) installation, go to and log in with your FEIDE user to complete the demo test "Secure Browser Demo." Enter the code 4966 when prompted.

  • Which browsers you can use with INSPERA can be found here. 


Contact the exam office if you have any questions: