How To Prepare For Unisa Take-Home Assessments On myUnisa?

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 13:20
Raigan Cloete

Preparing for exams can be quite stressful, however, with these guidelines it should be a lot less stressful. Below Unisa has compiled guidelines for taking a take-home assessment on myUnisa.

As an open distance learning institution, the University of South Africa (Unisa) believes in going the extra mile for their students, which is why they have created these essential tips to help you out.

Unisa has compiled guidelines for various types of examinations and some other rules and information you might need to prepare for the January/February 2021 examinations.

Take-Home or Portfolio Exam (File Upload) On myUnisa

Firstly it is important to access your examination 15 minutes before the start of the examination. Then download the examination question paper.

How to download your examination paper through myUnisa:

  1. Click here to access myUnisa.
  2. Log in with your student number and myUnisa password.
  3. Once you have logged in, find your module code and download your exam question paper.

Note: Internet connectivity is only required for downloading the exam question paper and uploading your answer file.

Once you’ve downloaded your question paper, you can go offline to read the questions. You have the choice to either type your answers on a laptop/desktop or write your answers on sheets of paper.

While you are answering your questions try to be mindful of the allocated time. Remember you do NOT need to be online for the full duration of this examination.

Later convert your answers to PDF for uploading onto myUnisa.

How to prepare typed answers:

  • Answers prepared using Microsoft Word must be CONVERTED into a single PDF formatted document for uploading onto myUnisa.
  • The document/file size must not exceed 20MB.
  • Click here to find out how to reduce the file size or compress a PDF.

How to prepare handwritten answers:

  • Handwritten paper-based answer sheets must be SCANNED and CONVERTED into a single PDF formatted document for uploading onto myUnisa.
  • You will need a mobile device loaded with a scanning application.
  • Click here to find out how to scan and prepare handwritten examination answers for uploading on myUnisa or myExam.
  • The file size must not exceed 20MB.
  • Click here to find out how to reduce the file size or compress a PDF.

DON'Ts:

  • Do not submit answer files that are illegible and unclear.
  • Poorly scanned and hard to read answer files will result in a zero mark.
  • Guard against incomplete or incorrect conversion to PDF.
  • Submission of corrupt files will result in a zero mark.
  • Do not password-protect your answer file.
  • Convert all pages into a single PDF document.
  • Do not load the pages one by one.
  • Answer file must not exceed 20MB.

Once your document meets the above criteria, you can now upload the scanned document to myUnisa.

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