Online Exams

1. Introduction

UniSA is using Remote Proctor Now (RPNow) invigilation software to supervise online exams.
  • Online exams are built as a password protected Moodle quiz
  • The exam rules and configuration will be applied in RPNow by SAS

Students access the exam from their personal device using the RPNow application software.
  • This software records student's screen, webcam and microphone for the duration of the exam
  • This software disables some software from running, predominantly communication and recording software
  • Mandatory Training Quiz is completed prior to each exam by students ensuring they have the latest RPNow software, they meet system requirements and are familiar with the online exam process

Exams are invigilated (aka proctored) post exam by RPNow staff.
  • Exam recordings are checked for rule violations (academic integrity breaches) that are set by the course coordinator
  • Suspicious or non-permitted activity is flagged 
    • Exam recordings are sent to SAS, any flagged activity reviewed
  • Normal academic integrity policy then applies. Assessment Policy and Procedures Manual (Section 9)

This document aims to provide guidance to all staff considering an online exam and those involved in administration of online exams. The intended audience is primarily Online Course Facilitators and Course Coordinators to guide the design process.

This is a ‘living’ document and is expected to change as we collectively increase our knowledge capital in this space. If after reading this document you have questions regarding the process of running an online exam, please contact the TIU (or SAS dependent on the query) for further support.

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