5 May 2021

Semester One exams - What you need to know

Kia ora,

As announced on 23 March, all examinations in 2021 will be held online regardless of Covid alert level. For these non-invigilated exams, the University will be using the online examinations platform Inspera. Exceptions will apply and students in these courses will be informed well in advance about the mode of their examinations.

Inspera is a specialist examinations platform that provides a consistent, user-friendly exam experience. Benefits include improved time management, accessibility anywhere, and the ability to work through unstable internet connections. It is run via a browser and will not require any programme to be downloaded. More information about Inspera can be found on the Inspera FAQ webpage.

Devices for sitting your exam

It is important to note that taking an online exam requires a computer or laptop for the best experience. It is not recommended to take your examination from a mobile device or tablet.

We know this is a shift in how examinations have previously been held, so we are here to help.

If you do not have access to a computer or a laptop, we will have desktop computers set up on campus or laptops available for loan.

If you need a device for your online exam, fill out the Student Technology Support form, so that the University can help get you set up. Please ensure you make this request with sufficient time before your scheduled exams.

A space to sit your exam

You will be able to book a space on campus if:

  • You would prefer to reserve a desktop computer for your allotted exam time,
  • You do not have access to Wi-Fi, or
  • You want a guaranteed quiet space to take your exam.

Different types of spaces are available depending on your equipment requirements. To see the types of spaces available and to make a booking ahead of time for your exam, please visit the Bookable spaces webpage.

Through Inspera, students can take their exam from anywhere. Spaces throughout campus and the library will be available as usual on a first come, first served basis. You are not required to book a space, or come to campus, if you prefer to take your exam elsewhere.

More information about these changes can be found on the online exams webpage.

All the best for your exams.

Ngā mihi

Examinations Office
The University of Auckland