Step-by-step guide to preparing for the October/November 2022 online examinations

It is that time of the year and we are ready to commence with the October/November 2022 online examination period which will start on 3 October 2022.  

As you prepare, please follow the below steps to ensure that you are ready for the online examination:

  1. It is important that you know ahead of time when your module is written by accessing your examination timetable.
  2. All your examinations question papers will be available on the myExams platform. Test your access prior to the sitting of the examination by clicking on your module code on the day of your examination. To access your examination question paper or multiple-choice questions visit the myExams platform.
  3. It’s equally important to determine the proctoring tool that will be utilised for your examination by following the proctoring tool link and inserting your module code.
  4. Adequately prepare yourself by watching training videos and reading through navigation guidelines.  Visit the invigilation section on the Essential tips for online examinations webpage. Students are advised to download and register on the Invigilator App a day prior to their examinations.
  5. Attend training on the Training schedule and practice both your file-upload/take-home examination and MCQ/Quiz examination by partaking in the mock examination on ADOVH001.
  6. Read the October/November 2022 online examination rules  thoroughly to familiarise yourself with the Do’s and Don’ts prior to your examination sitting.
  7. The following resources are made available to assist with your preparations of your online examinations on the Essential tips for online examinations webpage.
    1. Student guidelines on online assessment on myExams
    2. Training videos and student guidelines for navigating on Invigilation tools
    3. Training videos for online examinations navigation
    4. Other technical resources
  8. If you have password problems, refer to the link for password reset guidelines: Procedure to reset your myUnisa password.
  9. Students are reminded that the University have a zero tolerance for plagiarism and cheating during online examinations. Please refer to our policies and procedures:
    1. Plagiarism during the examinations
    2. Unisa students – Take action against contract cheating
    3. Unisa has a zero tolerance for any form of dishonesty or cheating activity related to exams
  10. Access to a reliable desktop/laptop/mobile with a stable internet connection and camera is essential. Students should make use of their mobile browsers and not the Unisa myModules app.
  11. If utilising your cellphone to respond to your MCQ/Quiz examination, update your cellphone operating system before commencing your exam. Also, clear the cache and cookies memory before starting your exam.
  12. Be prepared for your online examinations against planned loadshedding schedules.
  13. Students experiencing technical challenges should contact the SCSC on 080 000 1870 or via e-mail or refer to the Get- Help resource for the list of additional contact numbers. Communication received from your myLife account will be considered.

We wish all our students well as they prepare for the October/November 2022 online examinations.

Publish date: 2022/10/26