Online assessment

Most of the assessment in your courses will be run through the Wattle course site, using tools such as Turnitin and Proctorio. Assessment during the semester provides with an opportunity to identify your strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work. Final exams and assessment at the end of semester provide overall evaluation of your learning throughout the course.

Your course may use Wattle quizzes, discussion forums, workshops, lessons and other tools to provide you with feedback on your learning through the semester.

Support: How to use Wattle


Turnitin is a text-matching service that will help you learn regarding appropriate citation and referencing techniques. Turnitin is also used to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity.  

The use of Turnitin for academic staff is outlined in ANU Student Assessment (Coursework) policy. Please refer to Assessment Task Submission for the use of the University approved text-matching software (Turnitin).  

Turnitin Feedback Studio provides a simplified interface in which academics can do grading and provide feedback to students about their assignments quickly and easily. 

Support: Turnitin in the Wattle context

Proctorio for online proctored assessment 

Proctorio is an online proctoring service integrated with Wattle. It is set up and used in conjunction with the quiz activity and has the capacity to record and capture student's activity during an exam depending on the settings that are enabled. The primary purpose of using Proctorio is to provide authentication that the correct person is doing the exam. Proctorio also offers exam invigilation to maintain academic integrity at scale throughout a timed examination period. 

Proctorio recordings are securely stored and only accessed by the academics in the specific course and. if there are concerns regarding academic integrity, the responsible College staff member as outlined in the Privacy Impact Assessment completed by ANU. The recordings are deleted once course results are finalised. Screenshots of your identity check are verified by the examinations office.

For advice on getting started with your Proctorio exams, review the guides below:

  1. Guide to Proctorio
  2. Advice for using Proctorio
  3. FAQs

There is also a Proctorio Practice Test you can take. Your convener can set-up the proctored exams with different settings regarding how strictly they want it proctored. The Practice Test will give you the opportunity to practice each scenario.