Exams for students studying remotely

Your exam timetable

Please follow these instructions on how to view your timetable. The timetable is published in New Zealand Time (NZDT). 

We have done our best to schedule your exams between 7.45am and 8pm in your local time zone. This means that your exam might be scheduled at a time that is different from the rest of your class. 

The following approach was taken to scheduling exams for students who are studying offshore. 

Scheduled Time in NZDT Asian South & West Asian Americas
Morning session
9.15am

Rescheduled to the day before at 5.45pm NZDT

Monday 9.15am sessions rescheduled to the Saturday before at 5.45pm

Rescheduled to the day before at 5.45pm NZDT

Monday 9.15am sessions rescheduled to the Saturday before at 5.45pm

Sit at same time as on-campus exam
Afternoon session
2.15pm
Sit at same time as on-campus exam Rescheduled to the day before at 5.45pm NZDT Rescheduled to the same day at 9.15am NZDT
Evening session
5.45pm
Sit at same time as on-campus exam Sit at same time as on-campus exam Rescheduled to the same day at 9.15am or 2.15pm NZDT

Approval for an out-of-time examination for students in European and African time zones, and applications to move an exam time or location have now closed. 

Please check your timetable on Student Services Online. You are required to sit your exam at the published New Zealand (NZDT) time. 

 

The deadline for making changes to your exam timetable has now passed. You are required to sit your exam at the published New Zealand (NZDT) time that has been published in SSO.

Sitting your exam

On the day of the exam, ensure you have a quiet study space set up, with good internet connection.

Your exam will be available via Canvas during your timetabled exam window. You may need to refresh the page at your exam start time.

You will be given an additional 30 minutes to allow for your reading time, as well as starting and submitting your assessment.

For a 2 hour exam, you will have 2.5 hours to complete and submit your exam, or 3.5 hours for a 3 hour exam.

If you submit after your exam’s finish time this will be flagged as a late submission and you will need to provide evidence to the Exams Office, such as screen shots, of why the submission was late. Penalties may be applied to late submissions, at the discretion of the examiner.

Canvas will accept late submissions for up to 30 minutes after your exam finishes.

Examples:

Exam start time Exam length Exam finish time (on-campus) Exam finish time (Canvas) Late submission* closes (Canvas)
9.15am 2 hours 11.30am 11.45am 12.15pm
2.15pm 3 hours 5.30pm 5.45pm 6.15pm

*Evidence will need to be provided if your exam is submitted after the finish time. 

Getting help

The Contact Centre will be open 8am – 9.45pm Monday to Saturday throughout the Exam period. If you need help during your Exam, please email studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz or call +64 9 373 7513.

If you have an issue with Canvas, live chat is available 24 / 7 with Canvas Support, via the Help button within your Canvas left-hand side bar.

You can also check out our Online learning page for FAQs and learning support. 

List of time zones

Asian time zones:

  • Australia
  • China
  • Fiji
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Rep
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam

Europe and Africa time zones: 

  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • United Kingdom
  • Zimbabwe

South Asian time zones: 

  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka

West Asian time zones: 

  • Belarus
  • Mauritius
  • Oman
  • Iran (Islamic Republic Of)
  • Iraq
  • Russian Federation

America time zones: 

  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Panama
  • United States

 

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