Important! If you downloaded Safe Exam Browser for Windows prior to 3 March 2023, your version is now out of date. Please uninstall any out-of-date versions and download Safe Exam Browser for Windows 3.4.1.

Safe Exam Browser is a web browser environment to deliver digital assessments safely and securely. The browser temporarily creates a secure workstation by preventing access to unapproved resources such as websites, local files, and system functions during an exam.

If you are completing an on-campus examination using Inspera, you will need to download and install Safe Exam Browser on your personal laptop.

At least one week prior to your exam

  1. Check that your laptop meets the minimum requirements for Safe Exam Browser.  If you do not own a suitable laptop, you can borrow one from the Library.
  2. Download and Install Safe Exam Browser.
  3. Test Safe Exam Browser on your laptop.
  4. If you have Alternative Exam Arrangements and require access to hardware or software (such as screen readers and dyslexia font extensions), contact Diversity, Disability and Inclusion to discuss how these technologies can be used in your on-campus examination.

If you experience difficulties using Safe Exam Browser on your device, see Troubleshooting Safe Exam Browser for some solutions to common problems. If you are still experiencing difficulties, contact AskUs for support.

Exam Day Checklist

On the day of your on-campus exam using Inspera, make sure you:

  1. Have downloaded Safe Exam Browser and tested it on your device
  2. Charge your device’s battery to 100%.
  3. Pack your power cable.
  4. Bring your Multi-Factor Authentication device to log in using your UQ Username.
  5. Memorise your UQ Authenticate password.
    • Do not rely on passwords saved to your device as you may be transferred to a back-up laptop if you experience technological difficulties.
  6. Remove any USB or Bluetooth connected devices as these are not permitted under standard exam conditions.