The official Trimester 1 exam period runs between 30 May – 17 June (although some units have exams at other points in the trimester). It’s a great time to start thinking about what you need to do to prepare for your online exams right now.
So how does it all work?
Your personalised exam timetable is available now through myUNE. Most online exams will allow you to select a preferred start time on the scheduled day so you can choose a time that is convenient for you. To avoid disappointment, we suggest that you book your exam session as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of securing your preferred time.
There are a few things that you will need to organise now to ensure you have a trouble-free exam. You will need:
- A webcam
- A computer and reliable internet connection
- A private space
- A mirror (if you have an internal webcam, to show the supervisor the edges of your screen)
- An A4 sized whiteboard and marker for most exams (to use for rough work)
- Government-issued photo ID or UNE ID card
- Check-out the Online Supervised Exam Information Moodle unit
- Complete the Try-It-Out exam
- Book your exam appointment with ProctorU
It is recommended that you complete the Try-It-Out exam. This is a practice exam created to give you the opportunity to check your equipment and get a feel for how it all works. It should only take about 30 minutes of your time. Don’t worry, there is no-one marking this exam! To access the Try-It-Out exam, you will need to create an account and schedule a time with ProctorU.
The best place to find out more information on online exams is the Online Supervised Exam Information Moodle unit. You can enrol yourself in the unit and find a plethora of information on: ProctorU; Exam day, exam rules and permitted resources; The Try-It-Out exam; And answers to frequently asked questions.
If you find yourself unable to attend an exam because of illness or other unforeseen circumstances (or sat an exam and felt your performance was impacted due to these reasons), or need to access assistance to help with exam preparation, exam stress or anxiety, then click on the link to the UNE Website – Examinations page. On this page you will find the relevant information on Deferred Exams/Special Consideration, Exam Support and a link to the Wellness Centre.
If you have any questions, please email AskUNE or call the Exams & eAssessment Team on (02) 6773 2145.
By being aware and getting prepared, you will give yourself the best opportunity to be ready for your online exams in T1.
Good luck with your exams and assessments!