Online exam

An online exam is where you use an online system or webpage to access the exam questions and submit your answers or responses.

How to sit online exams

Nearly all students will sit their exams in the Interact2 Test Centre exam, which you access and complete using your online web browser, such as Chrome. You may have previously completed an online quiz using this system. There may also be other types of online exam systems used in this session, such as Cadmus.

  • How do I use Interact2 (Test Centre)?

    Your online exam will be delivered through Interact2 Test Centre. You may have previously completed an online quiz using this system. You will access your Interact2 Test Centre using your online web browser, such as Chrome. Please ensure that you have turned off any pop-up blocking software, as this may block your online exam from opening in Interact2. Once you login to your Interact2 subject site, you will see an option on the left-hand side of your screen that will take you to your online exam page. Before your exam is scheduled to start, a link will appear on this page. You may have to refresh this page. Interact2 will automatically submit your exam for you when the time is up. Please ensure you write your own responses within the text field provided. You will not be able to cut and paste text into the exam response field.

  • How do I use Cadmus?

    Your online exam will be delivered via the online assessment tool, Cadmus. You do not need to download any software to use Cadmus, however it is recommended that you download the latest version of Chrome web browser. You must use a laptop or desktop computer to sit this exam. You will access your online exam on the day of your exam, via the link in your Interact2 subject site. Once you accept your collection notice, you will be taken to Cadmus to sit your online exam. Your exam instructions will be on the left-hand side of your computer screen and your exam workspace will be on the right-hand side. Your work will save automatically as you go if you are connected to the internet. If your internet drops out, you can continue working offline and your document will be saved locally to your computer. You will need to reconnect to the internet to submit your exam paper. Once you’ve answered all of the exam questions, click submit. Cadmus will not automatically submit your exam at the end exam time. You are responsible for submitting your own exam. If you run out of time you can still make a late submission, however you will be penalised for this. Watch this video to prepare for your online exam with Cadmus.

  • How do I use Mobius?

    Your online exam will be delivered via the online assessment tool, Mobius. You do not need to download any software to use Mobius, however it is recommended that you download the latest version of Chrome web browser. The details of your exam, including how to access your exam and how to submit your answers, will be located in your Interact2 subject site. You must complete your online exam within the exam duration or you will receive a late submission penalty.

Technology time allowance


Technology time allowances will be given to most time-limited exams. If you receive technology time allowances, this will be added to your exam timetable in the coming weeks.

Online study support


The Online Study Team is here to support you throughout your online exams. You can access a range of online workshops to get familiar with online exams or get one-on-one support at online appointments.

Get online study support

Technical support for online exams


With online exams, technical failures are bound to happen. If you experience any technical issues, go to the technical support page.

Get technical support

Preparing for your online exam

Step 1

Check when your exam will be

The time of your online take-home exam will be in your personal exam timetable.

Step 2

Check how much time you'll have

Check if it will be strict time-limited or if you’ll have a submission window (a period of time) to submit your exam online.

Step 3

Check and update your contact details

Check your mobile phone and contact details are up-to-date. This will allow our support team to contact you should there be any technical disruptions on the day of your exam.

Step 4

Check your preparation instructions

Check your Interact2 subject sites with the instructions your subject coordinator will give to help you prepare for your exam.

Step 5

Check if your computer or laptop meets the system requirements

You'll need to make sure your system meets the requirements to use the Interact2 Test Centre.

You will need to sit your exam on a desktop computer or laptop. For system stability, we do not recommend using the Blackboard app or using a tablet, Chromebook or smartphone to sit your exam.

Step 6

Test your system in Interact2

In the week before your exam, you'll need to test your computer or laptop using the Interact2 Test Centre.

Take a practise exam: we recommend taking an Interact2 practise exam, which will be in your Interact2 subject sites for subjects with online exams.

Check your browser is supported: you can check that your browser is supported by Blackboard (that system that powers Interact2) so that your exam will function properly.

Turn off pop-up blockers: you also need to turn off any pop-up blocking software, as this may block your online exam opening in Interact2. Learn how to check the pop-up blocker settings for your browser:

Step 7

Get ready on the day

Time-limited exam

Be ready at your computer and desk on the day to complete and submit your exam on time. You will also receive a 10-minute reading time.

Submission window exam

You'll have a set number of days to complete your exam. Make sure you complete and submit your exam by the last day of the submission window period.

For Interact2 Test Centre exams, please ensure you write your own responses within the text field provided. You will not be able to cut and paste text into the exam respond field. The cut and paste functionality has been disabled in most online exams.

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