This guide details the process of completing a combination with Turnitin final, deferred or supplementary exam.

The exam consists of two parts:

  • Part A: All exam questions will be included within a Blackboard Test.
  • Part B: A Blackboard Test will be used to release the exam question paper and the exam answers file will be submitted to Turnitin.

Note: You are able to complete Part A and Part B of your exam in any order, unless your Course Coordinator has specified otherwise.

If you have a set-time exam, you will start at the time listed on your personal examination timetable and submit the exam by the due date. There will be an additional 30 minutes at the end of the specified exam duration for the submission and upload of your completed exam. This time is not intended as extra working time. If you experience technical difficulties you may use this time at your own discretion, but you must leave sufficient time to complete and upload your completed examination.

If you have a 12/48 hour exam, exam completion may occur at any time within the window of time. The 30 minute additional time allowance does not apply to 12 hour and 48 hour online exams. You must ensure you have sufficient time to complete and upload your examination within the 12 or 48 hour period.

For information on preparing for your online exam, refer to the Preparing for online exam success guide.

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Complete a combination with Turnitin exam (YouTube 6m 27s)

8. Technical support during your exam

Getting back into the test

If you lose your internet connection while completing a Blackboard Test, you will be able to resume the test once your internet connection has returned by clicking on the Blackboard Test link again. You will resume the test from the question you were on. 

Note: The timer will continue counting down while you are outside of the test. 

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Redownloading the exam question paper

If you lose your internet connection while downloading the question paper from the Blackboard Test or forget to download the file before submitting the test, you will be able to access the test again by clicking on the Blackboard Test link again.

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Resubmitting your exam question paper

If you have accidently submitted the incorrect file to Turnitin, click on the Turnitin submission link again to resubmit the correct file before the due date.

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Contact AskUs

If there are technical issues, a team of UQ staff available to assist. Remain calm and contact AskUs for assistance immediately. The Examinations Support Team (including staff from ITS, ITaLI, eLearning and Examinations) will work alongside AskUs to resolve any technical issues that may arise as soon as possible so you can continue with your exam. 

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