Distance Courses (Paper Invigilated Exams)


FASS processes all scheduled fall, winter and spring/summer term final exams for Distance courses. Once faculty have chosen their exam preference through the Registrar’s Office, FASS will send an email to those faculty having paper invigilated exams with submission instructions.

The submission deadline is created based on the time it takes to process the exams through FASS, Print Plus and the Registrar’s Office, as well as shipping time to the proctoring locations. It is imperative that the deadline is adhered to in order to ensure the exam is received by the proctors on time.

Exams can be submitted as Word documents via email. If a faculty member would like to use an exam from a previous term, they may request to have it retrieved from FASS’ archives to be updated and reused.

All exams utilize a standard Nipissing University template, which can be found here.

Once exams have been formatted, a PDF proof is sent to the faculty member for final approval. Accuracy in final exams is critical, so it is important that the faculty member takes the time to review every detail in the proof to ensure it is ready for printing. Once final approval is received, the exams are sent to print and provided to the Registrar’s Office and Student Accessibility Services.

Strict security measures are implemented by FASS and Print Plus throughout every step of the exam process to ensure that the integrity of the exams is maintained at all times.

Once exams have been completed by the students, they are shipped back to the University and processed through the Registrar’s Office. If an exam requires Multiple Choice Scanning Services, it is brought back to the FASS office where it will be scanned in a timely manner.