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Log in and grading in Inspera

Internal examiners log in with Feide.
External examiners use ID-Porten.​

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Log in Inspera​

There are two grading tools in Inspera: Classic grading tool and the newest tool, Marking 2.0. Marking 2.0 is being tested and will be activated on certain tests. ​

Classic grading tool: 


Marking 2.0: 


Problems with the grading tool?

For internal examiners: 
> Support (intranet)

For external examiners:
> Contact information​

Log in and grading in Fagpersonweb

Internal examiners log in with Feide.
External examiners use ID-Porten.


Joint grading can take place in two ways: All the examiners register separately or an examiner registers on behalf of the committee and the other examiners sign.  


NOTE! In Fagpersonweb, it is not possible to register failure to attend/not submitted. Do not enter anything for these candidates – 
let the field remain blank so that the Examination Office can register failure to attend/not submitted. Please confirm in a separate e-mail to the Examination Office which candidates this concerns. 
 
The registration of mandatory participation and work requirements shall also be carried out in Fagpersonweb.

​​​​​​​​​​​​Re​quirements for external examiners

The course coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the name and contact information for examiners is distributed to the Examination Administration no later than 8 weeks prior to the examination. 

    • The qualification requirements for examiners should be the same as the requirements for teaching the course. Particularly relevant work experience may be approved as a qualification. (sourced from the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR)) 
    • External examiners may not be employed in a full-time or part-time position at the institution nor have had an engagement as a part-time teacher in the course in question for the examination group. Employees at collaborative institutions should not be used as external examiners if they have close ties to the academic community responsible for teaching the course. (sourced from the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR) 
    • External examiners may not have been employed by Nord University over the last 10 months from the date of their appointment. (sourced from Section 10-2 (5) of the Regulations relating to Studies and Examinations at Nord University) 
Any examiner (internal or external) must not be disqualified on grounds of partiality in relation to any of the examination candidates. 

Grading schemes at Nord University

Grading schemes at Nord University 
Section 10-2 of the Regulations relating to Studies and Examinations at Nord University 
There may be differences from faculty to faculty.

Grading system

The grading system with descriptions from the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR) can be found he​re

Grading deadlines

From Section 10-3 of the Regulations relating to Studies and Examinations at Nord University: 

  • Grades shall be announced no later than three weeks after the date of the examination.  
  • The grades for master’s theses shall be announced within six (6) weeks of the submission deadline. 
  • The grades for bachelor’s and candidate’s theses with a scope corresponding to at least 20 credits shall be announced within four (4) weeks of the submission deadline. 
  • For oral or practical examinations, the grades shall be announced no later than 24 hours after the last day of examinations for the course.  
  • The grades for written work with a subsequent adjustment after oral or practical examinations shall be announced no later than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the oral or practical examination. 

The course coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the grades are readyby 12:00 on day the grading deadline expires. The general rule is that the external examiner decides when there is disagreement between the internal and external examiners.  

If the grading deadline cannot be met due to special circumstances, the course coordinator, or possibly an internal examiner, shall inform the Examination Office of the cause of the delay and when the grades will be available. ​

Examinations papers

Digital examinations in Inspera: 
The course coordinator is responsible for creating the examination paper (set of questions) in Inspera with standardised naming conventions: course code, course name and examination date no later than two weeks prior to the date of the examination. The course coordinator is also responsible for sharing the examination paper with the Examination Administration.  

Examinations with pen and paper: 
The course coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the examination paper is submitted to the Examination Administration no later than two weeks prior to the date of the examination. A standardised cover page shall be used (internal link). 

Examiner guidelines

The course coordinator is responsible for the preparation of written examiner guidelines for all examinations. 


The course coordinator is responsible for uploading the examiner guidelines to Inspera for digital examinations. For other examinations (practical, oral and school examinations with pen and paper), the examiner guidelines shall be sent to the Examination Administration. 

The course coordinator is responsible for making the examiner guidelines available to the candidates after the grades have been set via Canvas. ​

Info to external examiners about booking travel and accommodation

If the examiner assignment involves being present at one of our campuses, Nord University urges the examiners to book travel and accommodation through the Egencia travel agency:  E-mail: customer_service@egencia.no or tel. +47 23 15 16 00. 

Please state Nord University, the name of the faculty and which course it concerns. Provide details of your travel and accommodation on your travel expense account and attach any relevant receipts/confirmations. Travel expense accounts are reimbursed in accordance with the Government Travel Allowance Scale.

Plagiarism and cheating

All written work delivered in Inspera is checked by the Urkund plagiarism checker. 

It is the responsibility of the internal examiner to check the percentage and read the plagiarism report in Urkund. Unfortunately, external examiners do not have access to Urkund and the reports, but they can have a plagiarism report sent as a PDF from an internal examiner. 
See guidance for the assessment of plagiarism here. 


Contact information exams


  • Bodø/Stokmarknes/Mo i Rana
    Tlf: +47 75 51 71 10
  • Levanger
    Tlf: +47 74 02 26 66
  • Namsos
    Tlf: +47 74 21 23 00
  • Nesna
    Tlf: +47 90 68 22 71
  • Steinkjer
    Tlf: +47 94 50 89 54
  • Stjørdal
    Tlf: +47 74 82 37 70

Employees Student​​ Records and Examinations Office