At the beginning of each term we will hold exam viewing sessions for ISG-supported courses to respond to students' requests of viewing their exams from the previous term.
Please see exam viewing rules below before attending
Exam viewing sessions have now ended for Winter 2018 final exams; however, if you wish to view your Winter 2018 exam, please contact the Instructional Support Coordinator for the course.
For students: exam viewing rules
- Our final exams are primarily diagnostic tools for evaluating how well the course material was learned and understood at the end of term and are not intended as learning tools. As such, solutions are not provided for exam viewing. However, if you wish to discuss your exam with your instructor, if he or she or an alternate is available, please indicate that on the re-mark request form provided at exam viewing.
- Only one or two people will be allowed to view their exam at a time; you may have to wait.
- Bring your WatCard (preferable) or other photo ID.
- You may view your own exam only and may not bring someone else to view your exam with you. The exam assesses your knowledge and understanding of the course material – not someone else’s.
- You may not leave the room with the exam.
- You may not write anything on the exam.
- You may not copy/photocopy/take pictures of, etc. the exam or any parts thereof, including your answer(s), except as indicated in the next point.
- You are allowed to make notes on a separate piece of paper (a Re-Mark Request form provided at the viewing) but only for the purposes of appealing the marking of specific questions. For a re-mark request, specific questions and reasoning for the request must be given on the form – stating “I want this question re-marked” is not specific enough.
Note: When a re-mark is requested, we may re-examine questions other than those reported on the re-mark form to make sure there are no other marking errors. Marking errors may raise or lower your mark or result in no overall change. If you have additional questions after receiving the re-mark result please refer to Policy 70.
- The person supervising the viewing cannot answer course specific questions or questions about the marking of the exam.
- The viewing time may be limited to up to 15 minutes for each student if necessary for accommodating the volume of requests.
For exam viewing facilitators: Proctoring instructions
Before exam viewing
- The exams should be moved to the exam viewing room (if not yet) before the exam viewing session. It is recommended that you organize the boxes on one side of the room on the desks, in order by course number and leave the other side of the room for students to view their exams.
- Check if there are sufficient copies of the attendance sheet (PDF), remark request form forms and exam viewing rules for the exam viewing session. Make additional copies if needed and bring them to the exam viewing room.
- Make sure you read the rules for viewing exams.
During exam viewing
- Check students' WatCard (or other photo ID) when they come in, and make sure the exam viewing rules are followed during their stay.
- All students coming to view their exam need to be added to the exam viewing log. Students or you can fill in the names to dates columns but the last two columns of the log are to be filled in by you to indicate whether the exam went back into its box after viewing or whether it is out for re-mark.
- Every exam box should have a sequence lookup sheet, unless the exams are sorted alphabetically by surname (sometimes this is done for small classes). The lookup is by ID number, which you should get from the student's WatCard.
- Students may only look at their own exam. Also, they may not bring a "friend" to view the exam with them. Any appeals need to be based on their understanding of the course material, not someone else's.
- An ISG Exam Re-Mark Request/Appeal form is provided for students who wish to appeal the marking of any questions, with their reasons why, or to request a meeting with their instructor (there is a checkbox provided). Make sure that students are specific about what they want remarked and why -- a request to have the whole exam or specific questions remarked without a specific reason should not be accepted.
After exam viewing
- If a designated office is used for all exam viewing sessions for the term, the exams can be left in the room after the exam viewing (make sure the door is locked!) unless you hear otherwise. In the situation that a temporary meeting room is used for viewing exams, the exams will need to be moved back to where they were stored originally.
- All remark requests, with accompanying exams should go to the appropriate ISC.