How do I access my online exam? (Student)

Online exams at Aberystwyth University use a piece of software called Questionmark Perception.

Where do I access my online exam?

To access an online exam, or mock online exam go to http://exam.aber.ac.uk

Note: If you are off-campus install AberVPN on your computer (see https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/it-services/vpn/ ) and then click on the AberVPN icon on your desktop before going to http://exam.aber.ac.uk .

When can I access my online exam?

Mock exams

Throughout the year, your instructors may release a mock exam. This may be a formal mock exam in the computer room, or it be may be made available for a set period of time to enable you to access in your own time.

Your instructors will circulate specific instructions for each mock exam.

End of module exams

The dates of your end of module online exams will be made available in the same way as your paper-based exams via the examination timetable, /?32 . Your instructors will notify you of room locations.

The end of module exams will only be available for the duration of the exam, and can only be taken in the computer room specified.

At the start of the exam, all students in the room will be given a password to enable them to access the questions. This password will be changed before students leave the room to prevent any unauthorised access once the exam has finished.

What browser can I use to access my online exam?

Mock Exams

When accessing a mock exam, it is advised to use a University computer room and Google Chrome. This will enable you to replicate the final exam process. Please ensure that you have logged into the computer as yourself before you navigate to http://exam.aber.ac.uk as the system automatically uses this information to record who is taking the exam.

If you wish to use an alternative browser or are not accessing the exam from a University Computer room, you will be prompted to log into exam.aber.ac.uk:

username :
PAU\
e.g. PAU\abc12

password :
your university password

You may be prompted to log in twice.

End of module exams

When taking the exam in a University computer room, you are advised to use Internet Explorer. Please ensure that you have logged into the computer as yourself before you navigate to http://exam.aber.ac.uk as the system automatically uses this information to record who is taking the exam.

Quiz via Blackboard

Aberystwyth University are currently running Perception 5.2. Only a limited number of browsers are currently supported by Questionmark for this version. We advise students to access their quizzes via a University computer room, Where can I find these?

However, if accessing the quiz from your home computer the following page offers information about which browsers are compatible with Perception 5.2 - https://www.questionmark.com/perception/help/v5/participant/Pages/ta508.aspx

For more information on accessing and starting a quiz in Blackboard please see - /?465