Unisa recently reminded students about its strict rules for using the Invigilator App during online exams. Students who fail to abide by these rules will not receive their results.
Unisa is South Africa’s biggest university and teaches online. They use special apps known as invigilator apps/proctoring tools to make sure students aren't cheating during exams. These apps are really important to keep exams fair.
The university told students about using the Invigilator App through emails, messages, and social media. If first-time exam students were out of the app for more than 10 minutes, they had to rewrite without registering again.
The usage of the App and the attendant rules are very important and necessary to uphold the credibility of our examinations and protect the integrity of our qualifications. It is one of the aspects of the assessment process that the university cannot compromise on
Several Unisa students were found to have violated this rule which has led the university to withhold their results.
The usage of the Invigilator App was clearly communicated to all students as part of our online examination rules and guidelines through various communication channels, including email, myUnisa announcements, SMS, and social media.
What’s Next For Students
First-time exam students out of the app for more than 10 minutes have withheld marks; they can rewrite without re-registering. Second-time exam students must re-register, and their marks are withheld.
Final-year students meeting the criteria can take a second exam before May/June. The university denies reports of final-year students having exams in May- June 2024. Technical issues with the app won't affect students unable to upload scripts.
Students have been informed via the communique issued on 23 November 2023 about the appeal process that has been put in place for students to raise objections or make their case. They are once again urged to use this process to have their cases heard. Each case will be dealt with on its own merits.