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19 September 2022

Your guide to T2, 2022 exams: how to sit your exams from home and where to go for help

The Trimester 2 final assessment period is getting closer – exams run from Monday 10 to Friday 21 October 2022. Make sure you’ve ticked off all the important pre-exam tasks – from checking your exam timetable and unit sites to confirming your time zone.

With most exams and final assessments delivered through your CloudDeakin unit site, now’s the time to ensure you understand how to sit your exam from home.

How to prepare your exam space and IT needs

Start setting up your space now to ensure it’s well lit, comfortable, quiet and free from distractions. To reduce the risk of any technical disruptions, here’s a pre-exam IT checklist:

And during your exam …

As you’re sitting your exam, make sure you:

For more practical advice on setting up your space, including troubleshooting tips to help you during your exam, read our CloudDeakin technical support information and FAQs. Keep this information on hand during your exams in case you experience technical troubles on the day and need to contact IT for assistance. 

How special consideration works

Special consideration is intended to help you deal with short-term or unexpected setbacks like medical problems or other personal hardships. You’ll need to provide documentary evidence such as a medical certificate and/or statutory declaration – but conditions apply. 

Technology issues aren’t normally grounds for special consideration where the full allotment of exam time (exam duration plus reading and technical support time) has been provided – unless your technical difficulties cannot be resolved in the time available for you to complete the task.

As soon as you experience any technology issues, contact the IT Service Desk. If your technical difficulties can’t be resolved in the time available for you to complete the assessment task, you must include the IT Help support ticket number when you apply for special consideration. 

For all exams, you’ll need to apply for special consideration via StudentConnect no later than three working days after the due date of your final online exam. Visit the Special consideration webpage for full details on how to apply for this trimester.

We’re here to help!

If something does go wrong during your exam, contact the IT Service Desk on 1800 463 888. Support is available 8am–10pm, Monday to Friday and 9am–5pm, Saturday to Sunday (AEST) during the entire exam period (10–21 October 2022).

Still got a question? Check out our General exam information webpage, as well as the first blog in the Your guide to T2, 2022 exams series: Get ready for your exams with this essential info.

And stay tuned for these upcoming exams blogs:

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