Assignments & Exams


Assignments may be submitted — to a marker, tutor or instructor, depending on the course — who marks and returns assignments to you. Assignments may be submitted by mail or e-mail. Return times will depend on the schedule of the marker, tutor or instructor and the mode of submission.


Many distance and online learning courses have examinations: mid-term and final.

Valid test results

To ensure valid test results, your school may ask you to locate a suitable proctor — a registered member of a profession — to supervise you while you write. You put IZUNA in contact with the proctor by submitting your written Request to Write Examination Off-Campus (on the form provided in your course package). Your program assistant will accept the form by mail or fax.

Registered professions include: educator, librarian, faith leader, nurse, hospital technologist, accountant, professional engineer.

A proctor ensures that all examination procedures and criteria set by IZUNA and your program are adhered to, a process that is often referred to as invigilation. Your examination and instructions will be sent to your proctor who will then invigilate you for the period of the examination, verify invigilation criteria and return your examination to IZUNA for marking.

You may also write examinations for distance & online learning courses at IZUNA on scheduled dates. We provide the proctors; you'll need to complete a request form (Request to Write Examination at IZUNA). Contact your Program Assistant for information about this form.


For term-based courses, examinations may be scheduled for selected weeks in the term (e.g., weeks 5, 7, 9 for midterms and week 13 for final exams). Other courses may allow you to choose a date for your examinations. The program’s Student Handbook gives further examination information to students registered in distance courses. As well, your course outline and program staff will have detailed information about examinations.