Online exams Safe Exam Browser (SEB)


SafeExamBrowserThe tests on the¬†Safe Exam Browser (SEB)software continue at USI. After a first test in the course of Medieval history (“Storia medievale” – prof. Marco Meschini) during the Autumn Semester 2015-2016, on Monday, June 27th, 2016,¬†the exam of the course of Multimedia application (“Applicazioni multimediali”), given by dr. Silvia De Ascaniis¬†and prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, was held.

The exam was taken by 80 students of the Faculty of communication sciences; 65 of them used the SEB software on their own laptops or on the laptops provided by the university, without any relevant issue. The remaining 15 students preferred doing the exam on paper.

SEB is a software that allows safely running online exams on the iCorsi2 platform using the Quiz activity. The software changes any computer into a secure workstation, regulating the access to utilities, and preventing unauthorised resources being used during an exam.

Lab’s Dieta 2016



On June 20-21 2016, the traditional “Diet of the labs” was held at¬†Alpe di Neggia, a¬†small village in the area of Gambarogno; 18 collaborators of the three labs –¬†eLab,¬†¬†and¬†USI UNESCO Chair¬†– attended the 2-day residential seminar.

During the Diet, the collaborators worked on some specific projects:

– Creation of¬†a research protocol on the topic of “Media effects“, with a particular focus on applications of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality;

– “UNESCO Chair 2017“: Communication and promotion of the UNESCO Chair in 2017;

– “eLab – eLearning Lab 2.0“: proposals for new services¬†to be offered by eLab. The image on the left presents the proposals made by the group that worked on this project.

Visit the¬†photo album of the Diet 2016¬†on eLab’s¬†Facebook page.

Usability analysis through “eye tracking” of the website of Canton Ticino


ti.cheLab has received a mandate from the web service of Canton Ticino (Area dei servizi amministrativi e gestione del web, Cancelleria dello Stato, Repubblica e Cantone Ticino) to run a usability analysis of the new website of Canton Ticino:

The analysis will be done through the use of an eye-tracking tool, which will monitor the movements of the eyes on the screen, thus allowing a detailed analysis of the paths that visitors follow while navigating on a website.

Happy Easter!


pasqua 2016eLab, together with and NewMinE Lab, wishes you all a happy Easter!

Two new eLab projects in the SUC P-2 program “Scientific information: Accessing, processing and saving”


swissuniversityWithin the program CUS¬†P-2 “Scientific information: Accessing, processing and saving”, funded by¬†swissuniversities, eLab has started in the last weeks two new projects:

The former aims at creating¬†a competence center on digital law addressed¬†to teachers, researchers and collaborators of Swiss universities and Universities of Applied Sciences, to help them use new technologies¬†and digital resources in a correct way. The project has been promoted by USI in collaboration with the universities of Geneva, Neuch√Ętel and Basel.

To face growing requests about the use of applications on smartphones and mobile devices, the second project will develop an extension of the Swiss edu-ID authentication system for mobile devices and an application that allows secure third-party authentication on mobile devices through Swiss edu-ID.¬†The project has been promoted by¬†HTW Chur (Hochschule f√ľr Technik und Wirtschaft) in collaboration with USI.