Here's a checklist of things to help you prepare for your final exams:
1. Read your exam timetable carefully
Your exam timetable in SOLS will list all the important details about each exam, including any timing requirements, exam format, and any required/permitted items (like calculators and textbooks).
2. Test your technology ahead of exam day
If you are sitting a Proctorio invigilated exam, it’s important you complete the mandatory Test Your Technology - Proctorio Practice Quiz in Moodle before the exam period to ensure your equipment works correctly and to allow time for alternate exam arrangements to be made if needed. If you have any trouble completing the quiz, please email the Exams Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Proctorio and online exam supervision, visit this page.
3. Have a stable internet connection
Ensure your internet connection is not interrupted or slowed. Ask other household members not to use streaming services or download large files while you are sitting your exam.
4. Ensure your devices are charged
If you’re using a laptop, make sure it’s charged and you’re near a power source should you need it.
5. Set up a quiet, private workspace away from others
If you are sitting a Proctorio invigilated exam, please note that the Proctorio tool does record audio through your computer's microphone during your exam, and may pick up background noise from others. So if you live in a shared household, it is important to inform those within recording range that you are undertaking an exam to ensure they are aware a recording is in progress.
If you’re concerned that your environment is not suitable to sit an exam, please complete this special exam arrangements form.
6. Allow plenty of time to set up
Ensure you’ve allowed plenty of time beforehand to set up your device, check your internet connection and log into the system.
7. Have your ID ready
If you are sitting a Proctorio invigilated exam, you will need to show your UOW student card, UOW College student card, passport or Australian driver licence at the start of your exam. If you are using a passport or driver licence, the name and photo need to be clearly visible to be captured by the webcam. However, other personal details license/passport numbers, date of birth, addresses and card numbers should be covered/masked so these details are not visible and cannot be captured by the webcam.
7. Know what to do if you need help during an exam
If you experience any technical difficulties contact the Exam Support team for advice as soon as practicable via the details below:
Phone: +61 4221 3000
You can also refer to our UOW Troubleshooting For Proctorio Exams Guide (PDF) for self-help.
If you think you may not be able to complete your exams at home due to internet connectivity issues, a lack of required IT equipment or other extenuating circumstances, please complete the request for special exam arrangements form.