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Get ready for online exams using Curtin’s Intelligent Remote Invigilation System (IRIS)

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If you’re required to sit an online exam during Curtin’s examination period, you’ll be using IRIS@Curtin – Curtin’s Intelligent Remote Invigilation System. Here’s everything you need to know to get online exam ready.

What is IRIS?

Curtin’s Intelligent Remote Invigilation System (IRIS) is a computer program that helps deter and detect academic dishonesty in online tests and exams.

How does IRIS Work?

IRIS records the audio, video and screen of students’ work environment during online tests and flags behaviour that may show academic dishonesty. This helps provide markers with greater assurance of assessment integrity, while allowing students to work in a convenient location of your choosing.

How does IRIS detect suspicious behaviour? 

We recommend you read through the IRIS@CURTIN guideline which explains how IRIS@CURTIN works and what Curtin invigilators flag as suspicious behaviour.

How do I set-up and use IRIS?

If you’re undertaking an online exam, you’ll need to download the IRIS@Curtin software on your computer before the commencement of your exam.

IRIS works through a Google Chrome extension. Students must download the IRIS@Curtin extension and use Chrome to access Blackboard when taking an assessment with IRIS.

  1. Download the latest version of the free Google Chrome internet browser.
  2. Download the IRIS@Curtin plugin extension or it can be located through the Google Chrome Web Store by searching for IRIS@Curtin or Curtin Intelligent Remote Invigilation System.
  3. Once the extension is installed, follow the IRIS@Curtin set-up instructions for students.

Where can I access more information about IRIS?

Keep an eye out for more information via your Official Communications Channel (OCC). Alternatively, you can view more online information and resources on the IRIS@Curtin help webpage or the Frequently Answered Questions (FAQs) page.

If you would like to speak to someone about IRIS, then you can contact the team at Curtin Connect.

What else do I need to be online exam ready?

In order to successfully sit your online exams, you’ll need to make sure you have your student ID card available or another form of identification available, such as a Driver’s Licence or Passport, as you’ll need to verify your details throughout IRIS authentication process. If you’ve lost your student ID card, you can order a replacement through Curtin Connect.

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