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Taking tests and quizzes online can be challenging. Below, you will find some advice for taking online exams, as well as detailed instructions on how to take assessments, as well as how to view your grades and feedback for assessments. 

Advice for Students Taking Tests

  • Before the Test:
    • Make sure that you understand the criteria of the test.
    • Set aside enough time to take the test. It is not wise to take tests at the last minute.
    • Make sure that you know if your have multiple chances, if the test is timed, and how long the exam is available.
    • If possible, identify other computers that are available to you in case of Internet or computer problems.
    • If possible, take tests using a secure, wired Internet connection. 
    • If taking your test using a wireless connection, it is advised that you check the signal strength of your location.
    • Clarify any confusion you have regarding course material or what will be covered on the test prior to taking the test.
    • Close any other programs or applications.
  • During the Test:
    • Read through the description section before starting your test.
    • Try to have a space free of distractions.
    • Do not use the roller on mouse to scroll through the test. It can change the answers on questions such as multiple choice or multiple answer.
  • After the Test:
    • Utilize the Help Resources if you have technical difficulties:
    • Your instructor is the only person who can grant you back into your test, or let you take the test over if you get kicked out. 

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