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Quiz & Test Policies

Quizzes, Tests, & Final Exams for Emporium Courses

You will take your Quizzes, Tests, and the Final Exam whenever it is most convenient for you. Quizzes can be taken whenever the Emporium is open. Tests & Final Exams must be taken when the Testing Center is open.

You must observe the date and time deadlines given in your Schedule and in the Quiz and Test System for Quizzes, Tests, & the Final Exam.

Do not wait until the last minute! The best way to avoid missing a Quiz or Test is to complete your graded work as soon as you are ready and well before your deadline.

Taking a Quiz

You can take your Quizzes whenever the Emporium is open:

  • Come to the Emporium.
  • When you check in, ask for a computer.  (If you are already working at an Emporium computer, you do not need to re-check in.)
  • Log into the computer. You will need to use 2Factor authentication.
  • Open a web browser
  • Open PCalc.
  • Open any course specific software (see your course information page)
  • Close any other applications.
  • Put away your study materials, and phone. You can use blank paper and pen/pencil.
  • Navigate to the Emporium Website .
  • Click on the Quiz & Test System.
  • Log in using your VT PID/Password. (You will not need 2Factor)
  • Carefully select your course and the Quiz you wish to take.
  • Click the link for that Quiz to start the Quiz.

After you have finished answering the questions on your Quiz:

  • Click on the View Summary link at the top of the page to go to the summary page for the Quiz.
  • After you are sure you have answered all questions click the “Grade?” link to see your score.
  • Log out of the Quiz and Test System.
  • You can stay at the Emporium to work more if you want. It may be a good time to go over any questions you got wrong with a Peer Tutor.

Taking a Test or Final Exam

You can take your Test or Final Exam whenever the Emporium Proctored Testing is open [link to hours]:

  • Come to the Emporium.
  • When you check in, ask to ``Take a Test’’.
  • You will be directed to the Testing Center. 
  • If you have any personal possessions besides a phone and pen/pencil, go put them in the coin-operated lockers.
  • Check in at the Testing Center. You will be assigned a computer.

(If you are already working at an Emporium computer, you do not need to check out. You can go straight to the Testing Center, and check in there.)

  • Go to your assigned station, and log into the computer. You will need to use 2Factor authentication.
  • Open PCalc.
  • Open any course specific software (see your course information page)
  • Turn your phone off and leave it face-down on your desk.
  • Request a proctor using the testing center start page.
  • The proctor will guide you to enter the Quiz & Test system.
  • Carefully select your course and the Test you wish to take.
  • Click the link for that Test to start the Test.

After you have finished answering the questions on your Test:

  • Click on the View Summary link at the top of the page to go to the summary page for the Test.
  • After you are sure you have answered all questions click the “Grade?” link to see your score.
  • Log out of the Quiz and Test System.
  • Log out of the computer, using the “double-click to log out” app.
  • Check out of the Testing Center.
  • Go to the front desk to either get a computer station assigned to you, or to check out of the Emporium.
  • It may be a good time to go over any questions you got wrong with a Peer Tutor.