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Inspera exam processes for teachers

Exams are scheduled according to the exam timetable.


The Inspera support team is on hand to help with the preparation of Inspera question sets, and all other Inspera-related queries.

Process overview for setting up and submitting exam


6. Create an exam cover page from the template
Complete the form provided by the Assessment Services*
6b. Assessment Services deliver final exams

Marking and grading

8. Complete marks finalisation in Canvas
(more information to come)

* Please see the Staff Intranet for the submission deadline.  

Pre-exam checklist for Inspera online exam





  • Check for spelling mistakes, making sure that the answer selection is correct and correctly spelled.
  • Check all questions have appropriate marks allocated.
  • Make sure all necessary marking schemes are uploaded or included in the question set (if applicable).
  • Preview question and question set(s) to review formatting so that it meets accessibility requirements.  If needed, refer to How to preview and format questions.  
  • Ensure the correct naming convention Course name – Term Code is used for the question set. E.g., ARTHIST 114/114G – 1213 
  • Share with colleagues to complete internal review 
    –  Course assessor 
      Head of Department or nominee 
    –  Faculty administration (if applicable) 


Submit to Assessment Services

  • Create a cover page using the exams cover page template.  Always include student instructions on this page.   
  • Fill out and submit exam submission form.
    Submission deadline: Please see the Staff Intranet for the submission deadline.  
  • Share question set(s) with Assessment Services (instructions found in the exam submission form).


Next steps

  • Ensure that all students are suitably prepared by following the guidance on preparing students for Inspera exams. 
  • Learn about what happens next after you have submitted your exam to the Assessment Services on the workflow for Inspera exams. Note that start times for online exams will be set up by the Assessment Services, including offshore students, those with special conditions and overloaded students.

After the exam

Follow the guides for marking and importing grades from Inspera to Canvas.

At the end of the course, prepare the Canvas grades for submission to the Final Grades Tool.

See more information about the Canvas Gradebook.

Page updated 16/09/2022 (Updated Assessment Services)

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