A new Ladok-system at KI
Most of Sweden's universities currently use Ladok and all of these will change to the new Ladok-system. The new system is in operation here at Karolinska Institutet since November 2017.
The development of a new Ladok will provide expanded service, to both students and teachers, and easier and more modern educational administration for our staff.
Why do we need a new system?
The existing Ladok was built around in the 80’s and has since been expanded bit by bit. Therefore, the system is a patchwork that is becoming more and more difficult and costly to maintain. The technique is old and the system is not sufficiently flexible for changes or integrations with other systems.
How is the new system developed?
The universities that are currently using Ladok owns the system through a consortium. Today, 38 Universities and the Swedish National Board of Student Aid (CSN) are members of the consortium. The consortium’s project developing the new system is called "project Ladok3" (also known as the main project).
Most universities have staff involved in the main project, which allows the system to be developed by both consultants and users. Lund University has been chosen to collaborate with the main project in developing the system, so that the system is adapted to suit a large university.
Web based and self-explanatory
The new system will be web based, have a modern navigation and interface, completely different from today’s system. The system will largely be self-explanatory and focused on self-service.
The new Ladok will give uniform support for all levels of education at KI. A large number of terms and concepts in the system have been changed to suit all levels of education. The system will provide an enhanced opportunity for planning and monitoring of students and courses.
When will KI receive the new Ladok?
The new system will be implemented at KI during 13-17 November (Week 46).
Six universities are using the new Ladok-system. In November when KI will implement the new system, six additional universities will have implemented the new system. Stockholm University will start using new Ladok two weeks before KI.
Training in the new system
A e-learning course for teachers and examiners, who will report and sign grades in the new system, is available. The course is intended for teachers and examiners at all educational levels.