Opening a session

Knowing how and when to open your MyExams session as an Invigilator is important to help things run smoothly on the day of your session.

Step 1 – Locating your session

Log into the custom domain on your laptop or PC.

Your assigned sessions for that day will appear on the Live tab.  Note the time listed is in UTC, not the local time to you, the invigilator.

Select the correct session, and click to reach the Session Information page.

Step 2 – Checking the session information

You should carefully check the exam information here including:

  • Date and times – you can read Exam times explained for further clarification.
  • Exam description
  • Users – this tab will list the details of the sessions App Users (learners or candidates).
  • Notes – check carefully for any notes or instructions left by the account Admin regarding the session.
  • Imagery – any important images needed for the session.
Step 3 – Opening your session

At the stated Session open time, click ‘Open Live Session’.

It is important you do not click this button before this time, or the session may expire.

Click ‘Test audio/video’ to check that your webcam is positioned correctly.

You may need to grant MyExams permission to use your webcam and microphone – if so, a pop up normally appears.

You should then be able to see your own video feed.  You can move this box anywhere on the screen by clicking and dragging.

To open the session to learners, click ‘Start Session’.

When each learner joins the session, their video feed will appear above the box containing their name.

Our guide to Using your MyExams Session tools should be next on your reading list!