Using Inspera

Important: Chrome Bug with Inspera

A bug has been identified with the latest version of the Chrome browser which is causing one specific issue within Inspera. You may find, when typing directly into the Inspera text editor, that if you backspace to delete a comma at the end of a line of text, the comma is deleted along with the entire paragraph of text. To get round this issue, you can use the Undo button on the Inspera toolbar, or Ctrl+ Z, to retrieve your text.     

This bug is found only in the latest version of Chrome (90), but Chrome usually automatically updates to the latest version. Therefore, to avoid this issue altogether, students may prefer to use a different browser.  The following browsers are supported: Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari.  

Inspera are working to get an urgent fix for the issue with Chrome and students will be informed as soon as this is resolved. 


New exams platform in Trinity term 2021

This year, the University is partnering with Inspera Assessment, a leading European e-assessment provider, for all online open-book exams (from Trinity term 2021) and online coursework submissions (during the academic year 21-22). 

All Trinity term 2021, online open-book exams will be taken in Inspera, instead of WebLearn (a reminder that Hilary term exams will still be in WebLearn – see this webpage for guidance on Hilary term 2021 exams).

Please visit the open-book exams webpage for the latest essential exam guidance on preparing for and sitting your exams next term.

The new Inspera Guide for Students provides step-by-step instructions to help you navigate the platform, from logging in right through to submitting your exam responses, and you can take a demo exam to familiarise yourself with the platform. A technical help guide is available here.