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Inspera Digital Exams

Inspera Digital Exams

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Inspera Digital Exams

Inspera Assessment is the University’s Digital Exam system used for formal present in person secure online examinations. Your module tutor will inform you if you have an Inspera digital exam. 

Exams may be scheduled in either a University PC Cluster or using ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD), which means that you will use your own laptop to take the exam. Module teaching teams will inform you of which method you will be using.  

If you have a bring your own device exam read the section below carefully and follow the instructions to prepare for the exam on your own laptop. 

Preparing for exams on your own laptop

Follow these instructions carefully if you have been informed by your module team that you will be taking an Inspera digital exam on your own laptop.   

If you do not have a laptop you can use for the exam you need to complete a form to request a university laptop, click on I don’t have a laptop I can use for a Bring Your Own Device Exam below for details. 

Demo Exams

Inspera digital exams are accessed through Canvas. There are demo exams available that you can take to help you prepare for an exam using Inspera Assessment. The demo exams consist of general knowledge questions. Module teaching teams may also make subject specific practice exams available in your Canvas courses.

The demo exams are available in the Student Inspera Demo self-enrol course in Canvas.

If you require support accessing these demo exams or encounter technical difficulties please contact it.servicedesk@newcastle.ac.uk 

Taking exams

Your live exam will be accessed through Canvas.

Ensure that you have taken the appropriate demo test/s. There is an open demo and a locked down demo for practicing using SEB on your own device. 

Most question types will be straightforward to navigate and answer however you may be asked to type an answer to a short or long essay question. There is specific guidance on the tools available within the essay question type which you should familiarise yourself with using the demo tests. 

One of the most common concerns with typing essay answers is the possibility of losing work or overtyping. The essay question in Inspera is designed to deal with this and there is guidance on how to refer to back up versions of your answer.