Online Supervised Exams

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Online Supervised Exam Tips

In response to Government directives relating to COVID-19, UNE has cancelled in person, paper-based exams for Trimester Three.  Instead, the University will be conducting exams online, using ProctorU to supervise the exam on our behalf.


While the University encourages students to sit an exam online, it also upholds its privacy-related responsibility to ensure students are well informed about the way their personal information will be collected and managed by ProctorU. With this in mind, the University has prepared a separate ‘Notification of the collection of personal information by ProctorU’, which is available for students to read, here.

Should a student decide that they do not wish their personal information to be collected by ProctorU, or if they cannot access the online examination due to accessibility challenges, they will be unable to complete an online supervised exam. Under those circumstances, the students must contact their Unit Coordinator to advise them of their choice/situation. The Unit Coordinator will provide an alternative assessment to the student of a similar standard, depending upon unit requirements and the requirements of any accrediting bodies.


The decision to move to online supervised exams is intended to provide individual students with options to complete their unit at a time when face-to-face exams are unlikely to be possible.  As Australia's leading online university, we have been providing online supervised exams for 2 years and we are confident this option will assist the majority of students.

The online exam period for each Trimester can be found on the exam timetable webpage. To provide as much flexibility as possible, most online exams will allow students to select their preferred start time on the scheduled day.  More specific information about your exam can be found in your unit’s Moodle site. Look for the blue owl.

It is critical that you complete the Try-It-Out exam as soon as possible. This is a dress-rehearsal of the technology to give you a feel for how to access your real exam and to check for any technical issues you may have, giving you an opportunity to resolve them prior to the exam period.

Are you ready for your online exam?

You will need

  • a webcam
  • a computer and reliable internet connection
  • a private space
  • a mirror (if you have an internal webcam, to show the supervisor the edges of your screen)
  • an A4 sized whiteboard and marker for most exams (to use for rough work)
  • government-issued photo ID, or UNE ID card
  • book in for your exam appointment with ProctorU (the earlier you book, the more choice of start time you will have)
  • Complete the Try It Out exam

Our Online Supervised Exams Moodle site contains all of the resources and instructions required for you to prepare for and complete your exams online