With the gradual transition back to in-person classes and activity on campus, there will be some changes in the way exams are delivered, including the return of face-to-face exams and the introduction of a new exam platform. 

Check which exam delivery type you'll have based on which courses you are enrolled in.

Inspera | Invigilated exam

In-person

Face-to-face invigilated exams are held at UNSW Kensington campus on the Inspera Assessment Platform, and are supervised by an exam invigilator.

The full list of courses using Inspera in T3 can be found here.

What do I need to do?

1. Download the Safe Exam Browser (SEB) on your laptop. Don't have a laptop? Click here for options.

2. Complete a practice exam using the Safe Exam Browser (SEB) before your T3 exams!

3. Check your exam timetable for the date, time, and location of your exam. Plan your journey and refer to our interactive maps if you're not sure where to go. 

4. Check Moodle for details of your exam - what you need to bring (and what you need to study!).

Refer to the on-campus exam rules or contact your Course Authority if you have any questions.

We recommend using your own laptop for your Inspera in-person exam.

Visit our Approved Computers site for information about hardware requirements and how to prepare your laptop.

Online 

 If you are currently offshore, and you have exams for one (or more) of your courses, you will sit an Inspera Online Invigilated exam.

What do I need to do?

The Exams team will send you an email before Week 8 of term with all the information you need to set up your Inspera Online Invigilated exam.

Got questions? Refer to the Examinations page or email [email protected]

Inspera | Online non-invigilated exam

​​​​​​Online non-invigilated exams are held remotely on the Inspera digital platform, with no invigilation.

What do I need to do?

1. Have access to a laptop or desktop computer. 

2. Check the Online Exam Checklist prior to your exam.

 

Got questions? Refer to the Examinations page or email [email protected]

Standard online exam

Standard online exams are held remotely as determined by your School.

What do I need to do?

1. Have access to a laptop or desktop computer. 

2. Check Moodle for details of your exam - what you need to set up for your exam (and what you need to study!).

Got questions? Refer to the Examinations page or contact your Course Authority.

 


FAQs

What is an 'invigilated exam'?

An invigilated exam means that there will be a UNSW staff member supervising the exam (this can be done in-person or remotely).

What exam type does my course have?

Check your course in Moodle for details of your exam or speak to your Course Authority if you are unsure.

If your course has an Inspera exam, you will receive an email in the lead up to the exam period that will outline everything you need to know about sitting an Inspera exam.

You can also check your Exam Timetable for details when available.

What is Inspera?

Inspera is an easy-to-use digital assessment platform, which allows for centralised live support during an exam, user customisation for increased accessibility, and designed to be simple for students to use.

What if I don't have my own laptop?

Students with an Inspera on-campus invigilated exam will need to bring a laptop to complete their final exam. 

If you are doing an online exam (online or invigilated) then you may also need your own laptop.

Getting your own laptop

There are some student discounts available for education device purchases

This means that with some retailers, you can get a discount on a laptop for your studies.

If you aren't sure what kind of laptop you need, you can talk to the UNSW IT Service centre for advice.

Please note that for any exam that requires you to bring your own device, it must be a laptop.

Borrowing a laptop

You can borrow a laptop from the Main UNSW Library, Law Library, or Paddington Library for a 4-hour period.

If you have an online, non-invigilated exam, you can also book a desktop computer at the Main UNSW Library.

Using your own laptop for your exam

Make sure you:

  • Connect your laptop to the uniwide wifi network
  • Fully charge your laptop
    • Bring your charging cable just in case!
  • Can access all the programs you need for your exam.

How do I get to my exam?

Plan your journey to campus ahead of your exams, and refer to our interactive campus maps to see where to go!

The time and place of any in-person exam will be on your Exam Timetable later in the term. 

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