Exams for students studying remotely

Semester One and Two, and Quarter One to Four Exams 2021

Most summative examinations in Semesters 1 and 2 and Quarters 1 to 4 2021 will be designed and conducted as online, non-invigilated, time-limited examinations. Exemptions may apply. More details are available in the University’s policy statement.

Inspera Online Assessments will be used for examinations design and delivery, however although please note that there may be some exceptions. If you are unsure, please check with your lecturer.

For more information, see Inspera online assessments

Time granted for the completion of online examinations will be extended by 30 minutes to allow for reading time and the complexity of online modes of completing and submitting examination answers.

For a two-hour exam, you will have two-and-a half hours to complete and submit your exam, or three-and-a-half hours for a three-hour exam.

Your exam timetable

Examinations will be scheduled as per the exam timetable, which is published in New Zealand (NZDT). Please follow these instructions on how to view your timetable

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

If you have conflicting exam times please check the criteria online for alternative exam times or locations.

Applications to move an exam time must be made by 4 October 2021

Sitting your exam

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

Inspera Exams

Your Inspera examination can be accessed directly through a link in Canvas. 


Canvas Exams

If you have been told that your exam will be held through Canvas, your exam will be available during your timetabled exam window. You may need to refresh the Assignment page at your exam start time.

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. 

Please allow at least 10 minutes to submit your exam on Canvas. After submission you should check that you submitted the correct document. If you experience technical difficulties with a Canvas exam, or if you are unable to upload your document, you will need to submit by attaching your exam as a comment. Canvas exam instructions will include information on how to do this.

If you submit your exam after the finish time, this will be flagged as a late submission and penalties may be applied at the discretion of the examiner. Please do not contact your examiner. All correspondence relating to exams should be via the Student Contact Centre.

Getting help

Over the examinations period, the Student Support team operates from 8am – 10pm Monday to Friday, and from 12pm to 10pm on Saturdays. If you need help during your exam, please call +64 9 373 7513. The above hours are stated in New Zealand time. 

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