Thank you for your interest in becoming an invigilator for a student of the University of Newcastle. We really appreciate your help.
Unless special permission was given for an unusual situation, only the following may be an invigilator:
- Justices of the peace
- University Lecturers
- University/TAFE examination offices
- Corporate training officers
The process for becoming an invigilator is very simple. We ask that you fill out the form below, so that we may confirm your identity (confirmation will typically consist of a simple call to verify your information). Once this is done, you will receive an email from Bronwyn Green confirming your appointment. The students are instructed to find an invigilator by 21.09.12. Mrs. Green will email you by 3.10.12 with a confirmation of your status as an invigilator. She will also CC the student, letting them know of your approval. It will be the student's responsibility to make certain that your appointment has been approved.
There are two tests this semester. If you are not able to invigilate both, please let the student know, so that he or she may find a second invigilator.
Both tests will be on-line, via a software package that the university uses called Blackboard. Upon arrival, the student will show you valid ID. Once the student opens the software, it will ask for you to input a password that has been emailed to you by Mrs. Green. Please do not let the student (or anyone else) see the password. The student will then have 3 hours to take the test.
The majority of the test will be essay questions. The student will be instructed to open a word processing program to write the answers (such as MS word, Microsoft notepad, etc.). The student will then be asked to cut and paste the answers into the blackboard window upon completion. In the unlikely event there is any issue with submitting the answer (if something goes wrong with the software), the student will call the invigilator over, and we ask that the invigilator email me the answers from the invigilator's email account, not the student's account. Worst case scenario, the student would only need the last answer to be emailed, as the student cannot move from one question to the next question in the test, until the answer before has been submitted. If this situation arises, the test needs to be emailed from the invigilator's email account as the students are not allowed to have copies of the test.
All tests are closed book. Besides the blackboard program, and a word processing program, no other windows may be open on the computer. No other assistance of any form is to be provided. In order to maintain academic integrity, we ask if possible, please have the student use one of your computers (as opposed to providing their own).
The above instructions will be provided again with the test.
The password will be emailed to you by Mrs. Green a few days before the test window opens. Because there are 60 or 70 on-line students, there is a possibility that the email may end up in your spam folder. For this reason, we advise the student to check with you a day or two before they plan to take the test in order to be certain that you have the password. If you do not have the password, after checking your spam folder, please contact Mrs. Green to have the password resent.
The test windows are as follows:
Test 1: 8am 12.10.12 to 10 pm 16.10.12
Test 2: 8am 29.11.12 to 10 pm 3.12.12
The student will contact you as the time nears to set up an agreed upon time during those windows that the student may take the test in your presence.
My cell phone number (0403 562 295) and email address (Robert.Zinko@Newcastle.edu.au) will be provided again with the test instructions if there are any issues during the test.
To move forward as an invigilator, please fill out the section below. We ask you to do this as soon as possible so that there are not logjams at the last moment.
Thank you again for all your assistance.
Faculty of Business and Law
University of Newcastle