Autumn 2020 exam timetable guide
The Autumn 2020 exam timetable in now live on My Student Admin.
Because of the way exams are scheduled this session, and the different online exam types, not all information can be displayed as it would be if exams were held on campus.
We’ve put together a guide to help you read your timetable, and to let you know where to go for additional information. You can also check out the Exams FAQ for more information and advice.
This is the date your exam is scheduled to take place.
This is the beginning of your exam window. Exam windows are 6-24 hours long, depending on your subject. Your subject coordinator can tell you more about the exam window for your subject.
The time is shown in AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00). If you’re overseas, or in a different time zone, please confirm what time this is for where you are by checking a time and date converter. The exam window is as long as possible to help accommodate students overseas, or in different time zones.
Normally, this field would show how long your exam will go for, e.g. 2 hours, with 10 minutes reading time. Because this session’s exams are being run with exam windows, the timetable won’t show duration, but your subject coordinator will be able to tell you how long your exam will be. You’ll need to complete you whole exam within the exam window.
If your exam is a take-home exam or an online timed LMS exam without invigilation, you should plan to sit your exam as early as possible in the window to make sure you have enough time to complete.
If your exam is AI or Live invigilated, you’ll need to schedule your exam with ProctorU but everyone taking the exam will have the same amount of time to complete the exam even if they start at a different time. We’ll provide you with instructions on how to schedule your exam soon.
There's no location for exams this session because exams are being held online.
You can sit your exam at home, in a private and quiet space, like a study or your bedroom. Try to avoid communal areas like kitchens or living rooms. If you’re sitting an invigilated exam, you’ll need to use a private room – no family, no housemates, and no pets. We’ll provide more information to help you prepare for sitting an online exam closer to the exam period.
Your exam seat this session isn’t a row and number, it’s whatever seat is most comfortable in your house.
Some exams will go for a few hours, and if your exam is invigilated you won’t be able to get up and stretch your legs or go to the bathroom, so it’s a good idea to take the time to make sure you’re comfortable before the exam starts.
This field shows the type of exam you have for this subject. There are four exam types:
Take-home exam (not invigilated)
Timed LMS exam (not invigilated)
AI invigilated exam
Live invigilated exam
Regardless of exam type, it will take place within the Learning Management System (LMS) that is used for your subject, either Blackboard (UTSOnline) or Canvas.
Your subject coordinator will let you know what your exam conditions are. If your exam isn’t invigilated, then it’s open book and you can refer to your notes as needed – but be careful to manage your time. Notes can be distracting, so it’s good practice to only have what you really need on hand.
If your exam is invigilated, only certain items will be permitted, just like in an in-person on-campus exam.
All possible effort is being made to ensure your approved special conditions can be accommodated in the online environment. Some special conditions will be adapted differently for online exams, as the delivery method has changed. We are working on new systems to facilitate special conditions such as breaks and extra time.
Where your special conditions include day/time constraints and time gaps, we’ll provide you with an amended timetable shortly. We will contact you via email once your amended timetable is live on My Student Admin.
A dedicated accessibility consultant will be contacting students with certain special conditions such as (but not limited to) scribes/readers, assistive technology, and equipment to ensure that all special conditions will work from home.
We’re working on step-by-step guides to help you get ready for online exams, including how to set up your space and how to take care of your health and wellbeing.
Don’t forget to check the Exams FAQ regularly for updates. Happy studying!