Taking NetMath Exams in the NetMath Online Exam System (NOES)


About NOES

  • This system is operated by NetMath and available to students free of cost.
  • Exams may be scheduled Mon-Thu except when the NetMath Office is closed due to Campus Holidays.
  • Exams must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of the desired test taking time. Same day exam scheduling is not available.
  • Video instructions on how to take exams in this system may be viewed here.
  • For technical support related inquiries, please first see NetMath IT - FAQ's or email tech-staff@netmath.illinois.edu
Schedule an exam in NOES

* 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.

* Only one exam may be scheduled during a single exam window.

* 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.

* Note: Be sure that you have created your University of Illinois Box account before setting up your exam.

Set up your Box account

* Go to: https://box.illinois.edu

* Click "U of I Box Sign up page" under "New User".

* 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.

* Once you log in you can enable your Box account for the cloud application by simply pressing the "On" button.

For help with Box issues, please first see NetMath IT - FAQ's or email tech-staff@netmath.illinois.edu

Setting up your exam

* You will need to access NetMath 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 to 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 need to reschedule, email proctor@netmath.illinois.edu

Requirements for your Exam

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.

Exam taking information

* To take an exam in NOES, login to your Nexus Dashboard at https://nexus.netmath.illinois.edu/dashboard. Follow the instructions to submit your pre-check and begin your exam.

* The pre-check instructions 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.

* In the NetMath Online Exam System, you will have 24 hours from your scheduled time to access the exam and upload exam solutions. The following time limit is allotted for taking your midterm exam:

* Mid-term exam – 1.5 hours (90 minutes)

* At the end of the allowed exam time, students have 30 minutes to scan and upload exam solutions. 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!

* Adobe Scan can be used for scanning your submissions. A short video explaining how to use Adobe Scan can be found here. You can find Adobe Scan here.

If you run into technical problems with uploading your answers, contact us at netmath@illinois.edu as soon as you discover the problem, during the 30-minute time allotted for scanning and uploading the exam.

Cancelling – Rescheduling – Missed Exams

* Students may cancel a NOES 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. If a student receives a zero (0), we recommend the student to withdraw from the course.

- If there are extenuating circumstances (illness, injury, etc.), please contact the NetMath office as soon as possible. Documentation may be required.

Academic Integrity

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).

For proctor related inquiries, please email proctor@netmath.illinois.edu
For technical support related inquiries, please first see NetMath IT - FAQ's or email tech-staff@netmath.illinois.edu