Online Testing

Students use a personal laptop or a UVA-provided workstation in the Health Sciences Library to take exams. Phones and tablets lack the screen real estate necessary to display questions with images and long text narratives; so, best to avoid them when taking interim and summative exams.

Online Testing is available from a tile on your dashboard, menu, and directly by URL –

Location services should be enabled

Access to some exams are restricted/can only be taken while in particular buildings on-grounds and we enforce this using geolocation as reported by your computing device. This VMed help document covers how to enable location services on your laptop

Windows browser prompt for current location
Mac browser prompt for current location

A quick check to see if geolocation is being reported correctly –

You will avoid many problems when taking an exam if you

  • Reboot your computer before you start the exam
  • Keep open applications to a minimum (just your web browser, the fewer open browser tabs the better)
  • Make sure you have a reliable internet connection
  • Have your phone charged and/or DUO backup codes ready for two factor authentication when you login to start
  • Do NOT wait until 12:58pm on Sunday to login & open an exam with a schedule that closes at 1:00pm. Stuff happens!

Weekend Exam Support? 

Yes, here is how it works – Weekend exam support.

Resources for students

Introduction Video

Student User Guide for the Online Testing System

Exam Challenges for students (not needed until your 1st summative exam)

Need Help? 

Contact Med Ed Technology via email at