21 October 2021

Preparing for Semester Two Exams

Kia ora,

Your Semester Two exams start soon.

When are my exams?

Sign into Student Services Online (SSO) to view your exam timetable or view the full exam timetable on our webpage. Please check and double-check the date and time of your exam. Exams are compulsory; if you do not sit your exam at the correct date and time, you will receive a DNS (Did Not Sit) grade for your course on your transcript.

How do I access my exam?

Check out the online exams webpage for the latest information on Semester Two exams, including everything you need to know about sitting your exam on Inspera, how to access your exam on exam day and how to complete a demo assessment.

If you are sitting an invigilated online exam this semester, you can find specific information about exams using Smarter Proctoring at Invigilated (supervised) examinations.

Where can I sit my exam?

All exams this semester are online and you can choose where you sit your exam. This can be at home or any other suitable space that adheres to the current alert level restrictions. If you do not have access to a suitable space, there are limited spaces available on campus at alert level 3 on a first come, first served basis.

How can I prepare?

Check out our online exam tips, make sure you read our exam instructions, complete a demo assessment and take a look at previous exam papers.

To find out more about online exams, including practical guides to familiarise yourself with Inspera exams software and other information to help you prepare, please visit sitting your exam.

Exam time is often stressful, so it's important to look after yourself. If you're finding things are getting difficult, please remember that a variety of help is available to you.

Academic integrity in your online exam

As a student, you have a responsibility to uphold the concepts and values of academic integrity in your work. This means understanding what is expected of you in terms of how you acknowledge and reference sources of information, how you work with other students, and how you should behave when you sit online exams.

Academic integrity is your responsibility, but we want to support you to get this right.

For further information and FAQs on academic integrity in online exams, please visit Academic Integrity in online assessment.

If you haven't already completed the Academic Integrity Course, or would like to refresh your understanding of academic integrity, this is a good opportunity to do so.

At the beginning of your online exam, you will need to read and agree with the Academic Integrity statement. Familiarise yourself with this statement before exam day. Learn more at Academic integrity in online assessment.

Any questions? Reply to this email, call 0800 61 62 63 or take a look at our website, especially if something unforeseen is affecting your exam preparation.

All the best for your exams.

Ngā mihi,

Examinations Office
The University of Auckland