Exams

Exam procedures

Know your exam regulations!

  • To check your personalized exam schedule, consult your uoZone account under the Applications tab.

Please take note of the following exam procedures:

Timing of Exams: Exams will be proceeding at their originally scheduled date and time.

Please note that students will have an additional 15 minutes over and above the posted start and end times to account for any technical difficulties that may arise during the exam. You should NOT use this additional time to write your exam. It is dedicated to the uploading and posting of completed examinations on Brightspace. If you use the technology buffer time to continue writing your exam and then have any issues with technology, your exam will be considered late and will be penalized accordingly (see below)

Penalties: Examinations and assignments must be uploaded to Brightspace within 15 minutes of the scheduled end time for the examination. After the 15-minute technology buffer zone, late examinations or assignments will be penalized at the rate of one grade point for every 15 minutes (or part thereof). For example, an exam that would have received a B but is 9 minutes late will receive a C+. That same exam would receive a C if it were submitted 22 minutes late.

Technical Difficulties

If a student experiences technical difficulties during the exam (e.g. loss of internet access, computer malfunction), the student must attempt to resolve the issue, following these guidelines:

  • Students who experience technical difficulties should contact our technical support team immediately by phone or email. The contact information can be found on the first page of the exam.
  • If a student cannot resolve the technical issue quickly, the student should switch to handwriting. The student must then scan the handwritten exam response using a smartphone app and save the document as a PDF, following the instructions provided above. If you have questions during the exam you can phone or email your professor
  • Where students are unable to upload their exam response in a document to Brightspace, we ask that they you email the document (Word or PDF for handwritten exams) to their professor and ask for confirmation of reception. The time stamp of the email must be within the allotted time for the examination.
  • Students who lose internet and cellphone access and have no way to upload or transmit their exam response document within the allotted time for the examination will not be able to complete their exam. Students will be asked to complete an exam during the deferral period.

* Please note for clarity: Professors will not accept examinations or assignments in “hard copy”, nor can they accommodate students who cannot meet uploading/emailing expectations due to technological failure. Those students will have to write a new examination during the deferral period.

Missing an exam due to illness

  • Absence from any examination or test, or late submission of assignments due to illness, psychological problems or exceptional personal circumstances must be justified; otherwise, students will be penalized. Please contact the Equity and Wellness Counsellor.
  • Students must contact the Common Law Student Centre as soon as possible and, if possible within twenty-four hours of the examination to be deferred.
  • For additional information on deferral of examinations please consult rule 7 of the Academic regulations.

Accommodations: Information about academic accommodation procedures is available on the Common Law Section website. Students who wish to request academic accommodations should email clawaccess@uottawa.ca with a completed Accommodation Request Form as soon as possible in order to discuss accommodation requests and potential accommodation measures.

Academic fraud

Academic Regulations

Guidelines for computerized exams

IMPORTANT

Exam Platform: Brightspace

The Common Law Section will be using Brightspace as the platform for administering exams for Fall 2020. The Common Law Professors’ Support Office will administer the exams under the “Assignment” tab in Brightspace.

  • When the exam is scheduled to begin, students will find the exam questionnaire under the “Assignments” tab in Brightspace.
  • Students should open the exam questionnaire and save it to their computer hard drive at the beginning of the exam, in case any internet difficulties occur during the examination period.
  • Students must create a new document and answer the exam in this new document.
  • Once the exam is complete, the exam response document should be saved as a Word or PDF document using the course code and student number as the document name. For example, the exam response document should be labeled: CML1109A-12345678. Students should then upload the Word document under the “Assignments” tab in Brightspace.
  • Students should create and name their exam response document ahead of time.
  • Students should also ensure they have paper and pens ready in case they experience technical difficulties that require them to complete the exam by hand. Information about completing multiple choice exams will be found on the exam cover sheet and in an exam checklist which will be circulated prior to the exam period.
Bursary for Computerized Exams

Bursary for Computerized Exams at the Common Law Section

The faculty of Law does not offer any bursary for computerized exams at the Common Law Section for the academic year 2019-2020.

Exam Timetables

Your personalized exam schedule is available via your uoZone account: under the Applications tab, click My exam schedule

 

Please note that exam details for some courses have yet to be confirmed. Please be sure to review the exam timetables again immediately before you enrol in courses. No accommodation is provided for exam timetable conflicts and it is each student's responsibility to ensure they do not have any exams scheduled simultaneously.

Exam timetable summer term 2021 - All summer 2021 exams will take place online via Brightspace platform

Exam timetable fall term 2021- All fall 2021 exams will take place online via Brightspace platform

Exam timetable January term 2022- All January 2022 exams will take place online via Brightspace platform

Exam timetable winter term 2022- All winter 2022 exams will take place online via Brightspace platform

Final Exams & Assignments Consultation
Important Message
  1. You have the possibility to review your final exams during the exam consultation period after the official grades are released.
  2. Please note that professors may not indicate any comments on your exams/assignments and will not provide any correction grid.
  3. Please consult the guide to Common Law section Grade Review Process.
Final exams and papers - Fall 2020

Final exams and papers for the Fall Term, please contact your professor to consult your exam. You may also want to familiarize yourself with the Guide to the Common Law Grade Review Process.

Final exams and papers - January 2020

Final exams and papers for the January Term, please contact your professor to consult your exam. You may also want to familiarize yourself with the Guide to the Common Law Grade Review Process.

 

Final exams and papers - Winter 2020

Final exams and papers for the Winter Term, please contact your professor to consult your exam. You may also want to familiarize yourself with the Guide to the Common Law Grade Review Process.

Take Home Exams

Announcements related to exams

Information/download sessions

Drop-in Support Sessions to help the students with the installation and the use of Examplify will be held in room FTX on the following dates:

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