Locally at Karlstad university

Local frameworks and rules at Karlstad university. You will find your way to most of them starting from this page.

Cheating: Identify student online

The requirement for identification is that students must prove their identity and have elements of oral presentation. But not for every examination task in a course and not in all courses. How do you do it?

Cheating: Monitoring via Zoom?

It is almost never a good solution to simulate the controlled situation that the exam on campus offers by video-monitoring students when they conduct take-home exams. It is about integrity, effectivenes and efficiency.

Frameworks and rules for teaching at Karlstad university

Teaching at Karlstad university, a government agency, is regulated locally by policies and rules. These governing documents are harmonized with laws, governances, recommendations and agreements on national and European level. From here, you will find your way to most of the local gouverning documents.


As teachers, we need to have access to and handle peoples’ personal information, especially related to our students. We do this in direct form with regard to students’ personal data and we are also responsible for how the students handle personal data when doing course assignments, e. g. when writing essays and doing surveys or […]

ICT: Evaluate teaching

KAU has an automated, integrated system for course evaluation. And a new one is on track to be introduced in 2022.

ICT: Subtitling of video

The law on the Accessibility of Digital Public Services (DOS law) stipulates that all films and videos used in the university’s education must be subtitled. You can get support to fulfill this requirement.

ICT: Tools for examination

KAU has two tools for handling specific examination-related matters. On the one hand Ouriginal for text comparison (to detect plagiarism) and on the other hand Inspera for digital exam. In addition, of course, we have Canvas and the functionality with assignments and Quiz. NOTE that the university has replaced Wiseflow to Inspera for digital examinations […]

Mandatory course components: When can we use it?

The general principle for higher education is that it is voluntary for the student. The only mandatory element is the examination. However, certain course components can be made mandatory, even if they are not part of the examination. How?

Special support for students with special needs

Some students need special arrangements to be able to participate in teaching and examination. If the needs are due to a permanent disability, they are entitled to such support. The teacher/examiner must, however, not decide for himself whether the student has needs that entitle a student to support. Such assessments and decisions are made by Enheten […]