Sitting your exam

Before the exam starts

Ensure your study space is appropriately set up and make sure that your laptop is sufficiently charged, or you have a connected power supply.

If sitting your assessment on campus, you need to arrive at least 15 minutes before your assessment start time. If you aren’t familiar with the locations of the University rooms or computer labs, you may want to allow extra time to find the room.

If you are using a University computer, arriving earlier will give you sufficient time to log in to the computer and get yourself set up. You will need to log in using your University-provided sign-in details, so please take note of these before your exam if you are not familiar with them.

For a video and getting started guide on how to use Inspera, see Inspera online assessments

During your exam

1. Connect to Wi-Fi

If you are off campus, connect your laptop to your usual Wi-Fi network.

If you are on campus, using your own laptop or a loan laptop, ensure you connect to ‘UoA-WIFI’, as any other connection will automatically time out.

2. Get comfortable

If you are sitting your assessment on campus, and are easily distracted by others using keyboards, please ask your exam room supervisor for ear plugs, these will be provided upon request. You may also want to bring paper to make your own notes.

3. Open your exam

You can access your assessment from Canvas. From Canvas you will launch Inspera, where you will be able to see the exam that has been assigned to you.

You may also access your assessment directly from Inspera.

4. Sit your exam

Your exam will be available to complete as per the exam timetable. At the published exam start time you will be able to begin your exam.

On the last page of your assessment in Inspera, you will see a summary of the questions you have attempted. Check this page, before submitting your answers.

Support guides to use during your Inspera exam

After your exam

After your exam has been graded and your results have been published, you can view your results by logging in to your Inspera dashboard. You will be able to see your submitted exam script under the ‘Archive’ tab.

Need help?

If you have any questions about your online assessment, please visit the Inspera Help Centre.

Before your exams, you can also ask the teaching staff for your course if you have any questions. Remember, you must not contact teaching staff about any exam related queries during or after exams.

Please call us on:

0800 61 62 63 (within New Zealand)

+64 9 373 7513 (from outside New Zealand)

Or email

Please note that if you email, it may take some time for us to respond to your enquiry.