Unisa students are currently busy with exams but with their being no venue-based examinations, you might need some help navigating online exams. No stress, we’re here to help.
You’ll be given 15 minutes to download your exam questions and another 15 minutes to upload your answers.
Before starting the exam, you’ll be asked to confirm the honour code to declare that your work is your own and you are not copying other students or resources. Exam answers will be screened o check if you copied answers or not.
First, make sure you’re ready for the exam before you start the exam by:
Having your examination timetable and knowing which days you’re writing what
Looking at which method will be used to complete the exam
Making sure you’re comfortable and familiar with the method that’s going to be used
Having a scanning application on your device
Ensuring that your device is charged, that you have good enough internet connection and data
Making sure you know where:
your downloaded files are on your device for when you’re going to download exam papers
your scanned documents go on your phone for when you’re going to scan and need to submit
To get your exam paper:
Find the link to ‘login and download the exam question paper for my June 2020’
Find the link for the exam
Download the exam
Find on your device and do the exam
To submit your answers using myAdmin:
Log on to myUnisa
Click on myAdmin
Go to Assessment Admin
Click on Assignments Submission
Find the module you’re busy with
Click on submit and submit your answers
Should you choose to do hand-write your answers and submit it using a phone, you need to make sure you are familiar with scanning:
Search for a scanning app, such as Microsoft Office Lens, on Google Play or The App Store.
Allow the app to access your camera
Make sure to scan the cover page before you scan other pages
Submit your scanned answers on https://myexams.unisa.ac.za or http://myunisa.ac.za/portal
On the myExams portal, select the eAssessment tool
Here, you will see all assessments
Click on the one you wish to submit
After the new page loads, submit your scanned answers.
Should you be doing an Open Book examination, be sure to revise your work before. Another helpful thing to do would be to make notes, summaries or mind maps from your work content to save time and you’ll be able to access information easier. Highlighters and sticky notes to sort sections is a good thing to do as well.
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), take home exams and portfolios are done in similar ways and can be submitted using the myAdmin tool:
Prepare a lined A4 sheet with numbers for your answers and fill in your answers on each line or use the Unisa assignment paper for MCQs that was given.
Go to the MCQ section on myAdmin
Type in the number of questions there are
Click on the bubble that represents your answer for every question
Click on continue
Click on continue again
Take home exams can follow a similar method
Go to myAdmin
Find the assessment
Click on Submit
Search for the document with your answers and upload it
With portfolios, you’ll be given more time but you can still hand write your answers.
The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. —Maxime Lagacé