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How do I write an online exam?

An online exam is a final or midterm examination that is written on a computer rather than on paper. Athabasca University is moving many of its exams an online exam system called MuchLearning, which allows you to write your exam on a computer at an approved invigilation center.

All exams are requested the same way: How do I request an exam?

When you arrive at the invigilation centre, you will access your exam by logging into the myAU student portal. Within myAU, choose the “Online Exam” link. The invigilator will authenticate you, and provide you with the necessary unlock codes to open your exam.

What do I need to bring?

You do not need to bring anything with you to write your online exam, but you must know your student ID and password. The invigilator will provide the computer. You may bring scrap paper and a pencil; however the invigilator must inspect and, at the end of the exam, destroy the scrap paper. Consult your course manual to find out if your instructor allows additional examination materials such as a calculator or dictionary. 

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All policies related to paper exams also apply to online exams, including exam request deadlines and timelines for marking.

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