Prepare exam rooms

Space requirements for digital exams are different from paper exams. Work with your Exam Centre Manager to set up the right kind of space to offer digital exams. You’ll need to keep the following in mind:

  • Exam rooms must comply with health and safety regulations.
    This includes ensuring any plugs or cords are not a hazard.
  • Each room requires one device (laptop/desktop) for the exam supervisor(s) to monitor the exam from the supervisor dashboard.
  • Digital exam rooms should be checked to ensure there is sufficient internet coverage and bandwidth to support all students sitting a digital exam. More information about can be found in the Check school infrastructure section. 
  • We recommend, if space allows it, having separate rooms for students sitting exams digitally and on paper. 
    This makes invigilation easier and reduces distractions for students.
  • If students sitting both paper and digital versions of the exam do share a room, place students sitting the exam digitally at the back of the room to reduce distractions.

Space considerations for invigilation

  • Ensure students are placed far enough apart so they cannot see the screens of other students.
  • Ensure supervisors can easily walk between rows during the exam.
  • Ensure supervisors can observe multiple students’ screens from one vantage point. This may be between rows or by standing at the back of the exam room. 

Students sitting an exam on computers

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