Learn about eExams
eExams take place on the eAssessment platform. If you haven’t sat an eExam before, don’t worry – students have told us that the system is easy to use.
Accessing your eExam
To access your eExam, click the eAssessment platform link, then navigate to your unit’s eExam. You may not be able to see your eExam in the platform until two business days before your scheduled exam.
Types of eExams
Your eExams may be with or without supervision. If you have an eExam with supervision, it will use Monash eVigilation – Monash’s very own eAssessment platform with integrated online exam supervision.
A trained Monash staff member will check your identification documents and then supervise you through camera and audio channels. Your entire exam session will be recorded, including video of you taking your exam and any audio interactions with your supervisor.
Information collected about you using eVigilation will be handled in accordance with the University’s Data Protection and Privacy Procedure and the Student Data Protection and Privacy Collection Statement.
Your information will be collected and used in accordance with the following:
- the University’s Data Protection and Privacy Procedure (pdf, 0.13 mb), and
- the Student Data Protection and Privacy Collection Statement (pdf, 0.16 mb).
For more information, see Monash online supervision: privacy and security.
How it all works
To see how it all works, check out our guided video tour.
(If you can’t view this video on YouTube, you can watch it on YouKu.)
You can also:
- try out our general knowledge practice exam. Have as many attempts as you like. And don’t worry, it won’t be marked
- drop into the library to test drive an eExam
- if your in-semester test is a Moodle Quiz, take a look at our Moodle quizzes page to find out how they work.
Sitting an eExam: step by step
Before your in-semester test or end-of-semester eExam, take a look at our steps for sitting an eExam. The process varies depending on whether or not your exam is supervised.
eExams requiring handwritten answers
In case you’re required to answer some of your questions on paper, you’ll need:
- a blue or black pen or HB or 2B pencil
- blank A4 paper
- a smartphone to take photos of your answers and upload them.
You can try out a question requiring a handwritten answer in our general knowledge practice exam.
Comparing eExams with and without supervision
The table below compares supervised eExams (both in-venue, e.g. at Caulfield Racecourse, and those taken at home online) with eExams without supervision. The characteristics of in-venue eExams and those with Monash online supervision are very similar. Both types are designed to achieve the appropriate levels of academic integrity – only the approach to technology differs. Whatever your exam type, the objective is to assess the learning outcomes determined by your teaching staff.
eExam features and question types
eExams have a number of helpful features, including:
- a timer, to let you know how much time you have left
- a progress bar
- a way to easily identify and access unanswered questions
- an autosave every 30 seconds, to reduce the risk of any lost responses
- a split screen view to help with long-answer questions
- a notes section for each question so you can structure your responses – your notes aren't assessed as part of your exam.
eExams currently use the following question types:
- multiple choice
- fill in the blank
- short answer
- long answer
- image labelling
- handwritten answer (e.g. equations, diagrams), to be answered on blank A4 paper that you supply. These are uploaded using your smartphone.
Getting your results
You’ll receive your results in the usual way.