Traditional academic courses end with a written exam, where the students meet in a room, and answer a number of questions under supervision to stop "cheating". This kind of examination tends to favour cramming of facts, and is not very suitable for collaborative education, where students are tought to think, exchange information with each other discuss and learn from each other. Because of this, KOM 2000 has built-in facilities which can replace traditional exams. Instead, the teacher continuously grades the performance of the students during the whole courses, and built-in tools make it easy to summarize these grades. KOM 2000 does not compute any averages of student scores. The reason for this is that grading based on averages will discourage students from simpler contribution, which might pull down their averages. Instead, the teacher gets an overview of the student results when deciding on the final grades for the course.
An open course in KOM 2000 is similar to a public activity, and a closed course is similar to a private activity, but both have additional course facilities.