Prerequisites for an exam are requirements that must be met before students can participate in the exm. The use of prerequisites must be enabled by the administrator on the exam, but can be set up and subsequently assessed by both the administrator and the assessor on the exam

  • The requirements can either be an Exam for a Combined exam or requirements for a standard Exam
  • Please note that the student status must be green in order for the student to participate in the exam. If the status is red (the student does not meet the requirements) or grey (the administrator/assessor has forgotten to evaluate the fullfilment) the exam will not be available for the student. The lack of evaluation of the requirement is therefore listed under items of consideration
  • Prerequisites is currently a predominantly manual tool. This means that the results from the partial exams – which may be included as prerequisites for an exam – are not automatically marked as approved/not approved and thus do not automatically determine wether the student to take part in the exam or not. These must be set manually.


  • Check the box for “Use prerequisites”
  • Check the box use ingress deadline if needed

Ingress deadline

If you are using prerequisites it is possible to mark a deadline by which prerequisites should be evaluated

  • The deadline needs to be specified in days before the start of the exam, i.e. an exam with a start date on March 8 returns a calculated deadline of 1 March, if 7 days is marked (7 days is default)
  • The assessor receives an email at the time of the deadline if students have not yet been evaluated
  • The administrator receives an email if there are students who have not yet been evaluated after the deadline has passed
    (the emails are found under the email tab)

Prerequisites checked

  • When prerequisites is checked, a new tab will be shown (“Prerequisites”)
  • You can choose to create, edit and delete requirements either through the DE interface or the module.
  • Administration of students related to fulfillment of requirements is always handled from the module

Administration in the module

  • Mass assessment of students across requirements
    • A check in the “users” box allows you to set an overall status for all students (across all requirements) at once
    • The selected status is selected with the mouse, press Save
    • The overall status on the far right then shows the set mass-edited status

  • Mass assessment of students on individual requirements
    The three smaller boxes within the orange area
    • the left box is for mass editing
    • the middle box is for editing the title and can mark if the requirement should only apply to selected students
    • the right box deletes the requirement

  • Notes
    • You can write notes about the students.
      The note is only visible for administrators and assessors

  • Single markings
    • Click on a requirement next to a student to
      set check marks passed(green)/not passed (red)
    • Click until the desired check mark appears
  • The approve student tool
    • The function can be used to mark how many requirements must be met in order for a student to be allowed to take the test
    • If there are 3 requirements and the students need to have fulfilled 2 of the 3 requirements (regardless of which), this can be marked under “Approve students”. Insert the minimum number of requirements and click on “Approve students”
  • Clicking on “approve students” will turn the status to green for all those students who have been approved to take the exam
  • The 12 students above who have failed to fulfill a second requirement will only receive a gray status (which the assessor or administrator must actively mark as “not approved“)


From the exams overview you can search out the following

  • Exams with prerequisites
  • Exams with students that do not meet the requirements (only shown if the status in the prerequisite modul is red)
  • Exams with students with requirements that have not yet been assessed (only shown if ingress deadline is used)
  • Furthermore you can search out students who do not meet the requirements via filters on the tabs assessors, students and hand-in on a specific exam


Please note the students cannot participate in the exam if the status in the right side of the module is red or grey

Next, the following applies

  • A gray status will appear as items of consideration for the administrator on the overview page
  • A red status (not approved) must be set actively to appear red (requirements with red check marks do not automatically give red status)
  • If all requirements are marked with a green check mark, the status will automatically change to “approved” (green)
  • If some requirements are marked with green and others with rejected (red marking), the status will still be “Not yet assessed” (grey)
  • If all are marked as “rejected”, the status will continue to be “Not yet assessed” (gray)
  • It is possible to override the markings on the requirements by giving a different overall Status for one or more students
  • Students that administrators or assessors have not yet assessed will appear under items of consideration on the overview tab

What does it look like to the students if they do not fullfill the requirements (or lack of assessment of the requirements)

  • As soon as the students are marked with a red status, they will see a sub-status “not approved”
  • If the assessors have not assessed the requirements by the ingress deadline, the student will also get the sub-status “not approved”
  • Students can not (yet) see which requirements they do not meet
  • If students do not meet the requirements, they cannot access the exam at the examstart and are greeted with “You do not meet the prerequisite requirements for this exam, and therefore you cannot access it. If you think this is a mistake, contact the exam administrator”