Taking Exams For NetMath Courses
This information applies to students taking Academic Year (16-week & 9-month, self-paced) NetMath courses.
NetMath courses will be offering online exam options during the Covid-19 pandemic.
All NetMath courses require proctored exams. In compliance with social distancing efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering online proctoring options for exams that were previously paper based and required in-person proctoring supervision. Different courses have different numbers of exams: all courses have a final exam, some courses have two or more midterm exams. Please refer to the course page for the number and duration of exams.
Students in 16-week & 9-month self-paced NetMath courses may take their exams online in one of the following formats:
This system is operated by NetMath and is available to students free of cost.
Students in CAS-ILE or Moodle-based Academic Year-term (self-paced) courses may take exams in this system.
Exams may be scheduled Mon-Thu, except when the NetMath Office is closed due to observed holidays.
Exams must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of the desired test-taking time. Same day exam scheduling is not available at this time.
Video instructions on how to take exams in this system may be viewed here.
ProctorU is a professional online exam administration and proctoring system.
There is a cost to students associated with taking NetMath exams through ProctorU; the cost depends on the length of the exam. 60-minute exams cost $16.00, 90-minute exams cost $22.00, and 3-hour exams cost $30.00. No additional fees are charged for extended testing time offered due to academic accommodations. Extended testing time must be authorized by NetMath prior to scheduling exams with ProctorU.
For instructions, see Taking a NetMath Exam Using ProctorU.
- In addition to offering online exams free of charge in our homegrown system (NOES), NetMath has arranged to administer exams through ProctorU to allow students greater flexibility during the Covid pandemic. ProctorU serves as an option for students who are unable to schedule exams with NetMath, or for those whose home institutions require a live proctor in order to transfer NetMath course credit.
- Final exams in most 8- & 12-week 2021 Summer Session NetMath courses will be administered using ProctorU. These exams will be given to students free of charge.
In-person proctoring is available as an option for all NetMath courses except ALEKS-based offerings (Math 112, 114, 115) and Stat 100 & Stat 200. Students may use either live proctoring via ProctorU or choose a proctor using the list below. Proctors must meet at least one of these criteria and will require verification and approval from NetMath prior to the scheduling of any exams. The online Proctorship Form will be accessible after course registration is complete.
- Official Testing Service of an Accredited University or College
- Proctor, Education Director, or Tutor of an Established Learning or Academic Testing Center (e.g., Sylvan Learning Center)
- Superior Officer or Educational Officer (Armed Services Personnel Only)
- Principal or Superintendent of Educational Service Region, School, or District, either Public or Parochial
- Dean, Academic Department Head, Extension or Correspondence Administrator, Registrar
If you have questions regarding proctor eligibility, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking Exams for ALEKS based NetMath courses: Math 112, 114, & 115
ALEKS finals will be administered in the Respondus online proctoring system. There is a $15 fee for using Respondus. Students should contact their instructor to set a date and time for their final exam.
Students in CAS-ILE and Moodle-based courses can sign up to take their exams online with NetMath or with ProctorU. Students in ALEKS courses (Math 112, 114 or 115) may use Respondus for online proctoring.
Note: These instructions are not relevant to Partner High School students--please disregard them.
To set up your Box account:
1. Go to: https://box.illinois.edu
2. click "U of I Box Sign up page" under "New User".
3. You may be redirected to a login screen. Select University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and then use your NetID and AD password to log in.
4. Once you log in you can enable your Box account for the cloud application by simply pressing the "On" button.
Schedule your online exams:
To take an exam with ProctorU between 1/15/21 - 5/14/21, see: Taking a NetMath Exam Using ProctorU.
To take an exam in the free NetMath online exam taking system:
- Exams may be scheduled Monday-Thursday each week except on Campus Holidays.
- Exams must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Same day exam scheduling is not available at this time.
- When you schedule your exam you will have a 24 hour window to start the exam.
- The window begins at 10 AM CST the day you schedule your exam and ends the next day at 10 AM CST.
In either system, only one exam may be scheduled during a single exam window.
Be sure that you have created and accessed your University of Illinois Box account.
Setting Up Your Exam:
You will need to access NetMath Nexus using your NetID and password. Go to: https://nexus.netmath.illinois.edu/exams/scheduler.
Choose which exam you wish to schedule, select your desired date, and click "Create". That will set up your exam and a confirmation will be sent to you.
When your exam date comes up, login into Nexus and go to your Dashboard. Follow the instructions to take and submit your information and answers.
Please Note: Be sure about your exam date! If you must reschedule, you will need to contact email@example.com.
Students may schedule only one exam during a 24-hour exam window.
On the day of your exam:
To take an exam in the NetMath system, login into your Nexus Dashboard at https://nexus.netmath.illinois.edu/. Please follow the instructions to submit your pre-check and begin your exam.
To take an exam with ProctorU, login to https://www.proctoru.com/portal/illinois to connect with your proctor. Your proctor will then direct you to the Nexus Dashboard where you can begin your exam. Remember to have your photo ID ready before connecting with a proctor. Acceptable forms of identification include School ID, Driver's License/State ID Card, and Passport.
- Students taking an exam with ProctorU must abide by ProctorU's cancellation/rescheduling policies. Exams canceled 48 hours or more in advance of the scheduled exam start time receive a full refund.
- In the NetMath online exam system, students may cancel an exam session at any time leading up to and during the session window as long as the exam has not been accessed. No rescheduling is permitted after the 24-hour exam access window has ended. If a student does not reschedule or cancel before the close of the exam window, a grade of zero (0) may be recorded for the exam grade.
- Once a student clicks on the link to begin the exam, answers must be submitted within the allotted time or a zero (0) may be recorded for the exam.
A missed exam counts as sitting for an exam.
Midterm Exams: if a student receives a zero (0), we recommend the student to withdraw from the course.
Final Exam: Once a student sits for a final exam, a grade for the course will be determined and no further coursework will be accepted for grading. Students may not drop a course after sitting for a final exam.
If there are extenuating circumstances (illness, injury, etc.), please contact the NetMath office as soon as possible. Documentation may be required.
You will need the following for your exam:
- Computer with internet connection.
- Blank sheets of paper (approximately 15 sheets) with your name, course number, and page number printed across the top.
- Writing Utensils (preferably black or blue pen, but dark pencils are also acceptable).
- Phone/Mobile Device capable of capturing images/scanning documents; or a scanner with email capabilities.
- Photo Identification Card (must be valid and current; acceptable IDs include driver’s license, school ID, state ID card, passport, etc.; no U.S. Military ID cards can be used due to photocopy restrictions).
- Please note: You will not need a calculator. The use of calculators is not permitted while taking NetMath exams.
Taking Your Exam:
On the day of your exam, you will need to complete a pre-check process. Please follow the instructions for the pre-check. This will walk you through how to submit your exam answers and for presenting your photo ID. The pre-check must be successfully completed for each online exam. If a pre-check is not completed, your exam will not be graded.
You will be able to access the exam after completing the pre-check. You may begin writing down solutions to the exam questions once the exam is accessible. No printer is needed for taking exams in this format, since the exam will not be printable.
If you are taking your exam in the free NetMath online exam system, you will have 24 hours from your scheduled time to access the exam and upload exam solutions. Exams arranged through ProctorU will start at the scheduled time that is indicated on your ProctorU ticket. For either system, the following time limits are allotted for taking each exam:
- Mid-term exam – 1.5 hours (90 minutes)
- Mastery exam – 1 hour (60 minutes)
- Final Exam – 3 hours (180 minutes)
At the end of the allowed exam time, students have 30 minutes to scan and upload exam solutions. This time limit applies to both ProctorU and the NetMath free online exam taking system.
If you do not submit your exam within the allowed timeline from the time you first access the exam, you may receive a zero (0) as a grade.
You will be submitting your written answers on the blank sheets of paper. Be sure to check out our tips for getting the best pics of your exam!
If you run into technical problems with uploading your answers, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you discover the problem, during the 30 minute time allotted for scanning and uploading the exam.
We expect all students to maintain academic integrity and exam confidentiality throughout their NetMath course, including while taking online exams. Students are bound by the University of Illinois Student Code of Conduct at https://studentcode.illinois.edu/article1/part4/1-401/. Academic infractions can result in a zero (0) on the exam with no retake. Further sanctions may be imposed, depending on the severity of the infraction(s).