Online/Part-Time Student Exams

Exam Hall Venues

The external exam venue for the Autumn Examinations 2022 will be the Marino Institute of Education.

MIE is located on Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9, Ireland. These exams will be held between 22nd – 27th August 2022.

The exam centre in Dublin for the Autumn examinations is a once off arrangement as ordinarily we would only offer the Sligo venue for this exam session. This will not be offered in the future for the Autumn examinations.

If you wish to attend the Marino Institute and sit your August Examinations in this centre, please complete the form below by July 24th.

Please note that we cannot accommodate students at this venue if they have not submitted THIS FORM by this deadline.

Please see below links to where you will find directions and transport details. There is an ample amount of complimentary car parking available on campus

Please click here for Examinations Timetable and Procedures:

Examinations will be held in the ATU – Sligo College, Ash Lane, Sligo, Ireland.

The exams will be held between 22nd – 27th August 2022.

Please click HERE for directions to ATU Sligo, and contact details.  

If you wish to attend the venue, please complete THIS FORM by 24th July 2022.

Please click here for Examinations Timetable and Examinations Procedure:

Students on laptops
IT Sligo students having a chat in front of a mural on campus
Students in the library

Online Invigilation/Proctoring

Online proctoring is the process of students being invigilated for their exams remotely by an online proctor.

Our online proctoring provider is currently Examity (subject to change).

Students will be enrolled on an Online Exams page on Moodle and can access Examity through a link there.

Students will receive information, guidance, and instruction on how to prepare for their exam through the forum on the Online Exams page.

Examity have a comprehensive FAQ guide at the following: Test-takers – Examity.

Online examinations are best sat in the student’s own home, in a quiet room where they will not be disturbed by other people. It is required that students:

  • Take the exam on a desktop computer or laptop (Chromebooks are not allowed due to functionality limitations)
  • Have a working USB wide angle webcam and a working microphone
  • Internet speed must be at the very least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload
  • Determine internet speed by running a test at The Global Broadband Speed Test
  • Students are strongly advised to complete the practice exam available on the Online Exam page in Moodle to ensure their equipment meets the criteria to successfully connect with a proctor and it also helps the student to familiarise themselves with the process. If there are any issues identified in the practice exam, we then have time to rectify the issue before the day of the exam

Poor internet connection

  • Not being prepared i.e. viewing the help videos on the online exams page
  • Not having suitable equipment (camera/microphone
  • Having applications running in the background i.e. Zoom, MS Teams etc
  • Not uploading the exam correctly
  • Not completing the practice exam
  • Not scheduling the exam on time
  • Disconnecting from the proctor

1. Complete the form at the bottom on this webpage to select Online Proctoring

2. Enrolled to the online exams page on Moodle

3. Read instructions on the Moodle page and watch help videos

4. Create a profile on Examity

5. Schedule their exams

6. Complete practice exam

7. Complete exam as per timetable

There is an ID verification check at the start of the exam and the students are then required to complete a 360 degree scan their desk and room surroundings before the exam commences. The proctor will monitor the student through the webcam and may request the students at regular intervals to scan around their desk and the room again to ensure they are still in exam conditions.

Unfortunately, students who get disconnected or cannot connect with their proctor will have to apply for an Exam Deferral to the next available sitting.

Your exam paper will stipulate if your submission is to be typed or handwritten. If your lecturer has requested a typed submission, you will need to type your answers into the textbox in Moodle.

If your lecturer requests a handwritten submission, then you will have to scan and upload your submission to the answer space on your exam quiz in Moodle.

There are some help videos available for you to watch prior to your exam to guide you through the process. There will be time allocated to the exam time for scanning and uploading.

Please note it is the student’s responsibility to manage this time to ensure they do not run out of time as this will then count as a non-submission.

Yes, you will book your appointment on the Examity portal which you will access via the Online Exams Moodle page.

You must create a profile and then book your appointment. Please note that you must book your appointment at least 24 hours before the exam. You have a choice of booking two slots. One 30 minutes before the exam starts and one as the exam starts. You will always be given the full duration of the exam to complete your paper.

Please note you cannot enter an exam after an hour of the exam beginning as per our exam regulations.

We will be offering a small amount of proctoring, but only on a case-by-case basis where a student is not resident in Ireland or for certified reasons cannot travel to a centre. If you meet the criteria above and wish to complete your exam using online invigilation/proctoring, please complete THIS FORM by 24th July 2022.

Please click here for Examinations Timetable and Examination Procedures:

Online Invigilation/Proctoring

New online exams procedure