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Writing Your Online Exam

You must write your online exam on a computer at an AU-approved invigilation (testing) centre with an invigilator present OR on your own computer using the ProctorU service. For online exams written at invigilation centres, it is your responsibility to ensure that a computer with an Internet connection and an accepted web browser is available for your use at the invigilation centre. For online exams written with ProctorU, your computer must have an Internet connection, an accepted web browser, and a videocam. You cannot use Internet Explorer to write your online exam.

When you arrive at the invigilation centre, or login with ProctorU, access your exam by logging into your Athabasca University myAU portal. Inside myAU, click on the Online Exam link. The invigilator/proctor will authenticate you, and provide you with the necessary unlock codes to open your exam.

When you have completed and submitted the exam, you will log out by clicking the Log Out icon in the top right-hand corner of your exam.

You must click Save after entering each answer in your exam. Your written answers will be auto saved by the system in the event of technical difficulties; however, if you have not clicked Save after each multiple choice question, these will be lost.

The Online Exam System allows you to return to the exam to check and change your answers at any time during the exam. You Submit the exam as a whole when you have finished answering, checking, and changing your answers.

If you require blank (scrap) paper during the exam, please bring this with you and present it to the invigilator/proctor for checking before you begin the exam. You must hand in the scrap paper to the invigilator at the end of the exam. If you're using ProctorU, any scrap paper used must be destroyed in front of the proctor.

Updated May 07 2019 by Student & Academic Services

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