Expectations and Information


Prior to the exam, students:

  • are required to follow the student code of conduct as established by the University of Alberta, which is located on their syllabi.
  • enter the LAC from the main doors at Education North 3-106. (Map to the LAC)
  • must bring their ONEcard to the exam as it is required for entry to the Learning Assessment Centre. 
  • are not permitted mobile or electronic devices in the LAC.
      • If students have a device, they must ensure that it is turned off and placed in a cubby or a locker.
  • are not permitted to have outerwear, bags, hats and headwear (except for religious purposes) and personal belongings in the LAC.
      • These items can be left in cubbies or lockers outside of the LAC. You may bring a lock and lock up your personal belongings, although you can also borrow locks from the LAC. Lockers are provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Students who borrow a lock from the LAC will be required to provide government-issued photo ID, which will be held until the lock is returned. They will be given a lock with a laminated combination, and they are required to return both the lock and combination upon completion of the exam.
      • The LAC reception area is also available for item storage (note: that you leave all items here at your own risk; the University of Alberta, Faculty of Education, Technologies in Education, and all affiliated parties do not take any responsibility for watching your items.) 

During the exam, students:

  • place their ONEcard - picture side up - on their desk during the exam, and ensure that it is visible while they write their exam.
  • can only use additional materials with the instructor’s expressed written permission to the LAC prior to the exam start.
  • are asked to be respectful of this non-talking environment.
  • can bring water bottles into the LAC, but the labels must be removed prior to entering the testing area. Thermoses are allowed if their lids are completely closed and sealed and only contain water. Proctors will ask to see inside non-clear containers.
  • that have questions regarding the exam, technical difficulties, or need other assistance,  should raise their hand and a proctor will attend to them.
  • may not leave the LAC - even for the washroom - until their exam is completed.
  • are provided materials such as ear plugs, scrap paper, and a pencil, only if approved by the professor.  The LAC proctor will provide these items. Scrap paper provided to students in the LAC will be collected at the end of the exam.

After the exam, students:

  • should verify with a proctor that they have submitted their exam and logged out properly.
  • are directed to the reception area to sign-out of the exam with their ONEcard.


Frequently Asked Questions

What items may I take into the exam with me?

The only items you may take into the exam with you are your ONEcard and water in a clear container or one that has been checked by a proctor.

Will I be allowed to use scrap paper in my exam?

This decision is made prior to the exam by the course instructor. Only scrap paper and pencils provided by the LAC may be used in the exam when instructors have approved their use.

Can I bring my own pencil or pen into the exam?

The LAC will provide pencils when students are allowed to use scrap paper in the exam.

I don’t have a driver’s license. What can I use as collateral for an LAC lock?

Any government-issued photo ID or other form of photo ID. It’s also possible, but less preferred, to use your keys, phone, or even a shoe. Such personal belongings will be labeled with your name and placed in a safe location during your exam. 

What if I really need to use the washroom during my exam?

We recommend using the washroom before you enter the exam room to avoid this issue. However, if you are ill or it is truly an emergency, the proctor will document for your instructor that you left the room during the exam. You will be escorted to the washroom by a proctor or other Tech in Ed staff member. 

If I don’t understand a question or don’t know a word on my exam, can a proctor explain it to me?

Proctors can not answer any questions related to exam content. Proctors can make a note of your question that is later sent via email to your professor the day after the exam.

What if there appears to be an error in the writing of my exam?

The exam is presented as written and approved by your instructor. However, if there does appear to be an error in the exam, not a content issue, let a proctor know and your instructor will be contacted.

When will my grades be posted?

The best way to know when your grades will be posted is to ask your instructor.