Friday, 17 December 2021
We have improved the way in which we administer online exams, making them easier for you to access. As a result, there are some changes you may wish to be aware of.
Online exams will be released via Moodle on the module’s Moodle page. You will be able to see the area in which you can access the exam paper from one week prior to the start of your exams. However, the paper itself will not appear in this section until the designated release time.
Unlike last year you will not need to download the paper in advance – nor will you need a password to access it.
Short online exams (1-3 hours) will have an additional 30-minute upload window included in the time on Moodle. Please note that this window is intended for uploading your exam and you should not continue writing after the end of the stated exam length. Any work submitted after the end of the additional 30-minute period will not be accepted and will be given a mark of zero unless extenuating circumstances apply.
For exams taken in Rogo an additional 10 minutes will be added to allow for any technical issues. This means that (for example) a one-hour exam will show 70 minutes on the countdown timer. This additional time has been added to mitigate for any minor technical difficulties – if difficulties are experienced you should report these at the query form linked at the end of the exam.
The Extenuating Circumstances policy has been adjusted with regards to what can constitute acceptable supporting evidence, which now includes information from the NHS app. Please note that there will be no fast-track extenuating circumstances procedure for late exam submissions this year. Find out more about the Extenuating Circumstances procedure.
While the majority of January exams are online, there are a number of exams due to take place in person on campus. If this is the case for you, you will have been informed by your module convenor and you’ll see the locations displayed on your exam timetable.
We are following Covid advice from the Department of Education closely. If anything happens in the next few weeks that may impact these exams then we will inform you directly. Please keep a close eye on your university email account and we wish you the best of luck with your assessments.