Faculty + Staff

The LAC is a comprehensive and secure digital testing service. The LAC builds and administers digital assessments in a comfortable, but highly secure environment.

Faculty Exam Booking

The LAC requires booking requests to be submitted a minimum of 10 business days in advance and are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.

Six easy steps to book an exam.

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Types of Assessments

The LAC customizes their service to fit almost any kind of assessment (essays, selected response, multi-media, etc.). Contact us to discuss your particular needs. Most instructors are pleasantly surprised at how flexible digital assessments can be.

Flexible Exams

Flexible Exams are scheduled within a designated date and time range (usually two or more days). The instructor determines the date and time range, and  students are allowed to book a time that works for their schedule within that specified timeframe. As the exams are administered outside of class time, instructors have more class time for course content.

How do I book a flexible exam?

  • Complete the online booking form.
  • Indicate the date(s) you would like students to complete the exam. For example, instructors can allow students to write an exam over a 24 hour period, a few days, or longer if needed.
  • Indicate the duration of the exam. This refers to the time students have to complete their exam once it has been opened.

LAC Services

Pre-Exam Services

  • Exam Digitization 
    Convert and upload paper-based exams to a digital format.
  • Student Self-Booking System
    Web-based exam booking system allows students to write at their own convenience.
  • Student Confirmation Emails
    Helpful automated reminders for students about their time slot bookings with the LAC.
  • Exam Consultation
    Professional support in the creation of high-quality exams.

Exam Delivery Services

  • Check-in
    Secure student entry through multiple sources of verification and authorization.
  • Live Proctor
    Trained proctors invigilate at a ratio of 1 to 50 students.
  • Remote Proctoring Option
    Service is available for students writing at an off-campus location. Learn More
  • Highly Secure Lab
    One hundred locked-down workstations.
  • Student Accommodation
    The LAC can support accommodations such as: extended time, and a distraction-reduced environment.

Post Exam

  • Automatic Scoring
    Results are immediately available via eClass for most question types.
  • Exam Analysis
    Exam performance measures are immediately available for most question types (via eClass).

LAC Hours + Location

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Testing Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For an immediate response, please send us an email as we may be invigilating exams.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are “open book” exams allowed in the centre?

Yes. The LAC accommodates instructor requests for this exam style. We have administered open textbooks, open internet, and "open anything" exams.


Does the instructor have to proctor the exam?

No. It is not necessary for the instructor to attend the exam. We will contact you should an issue arise.


Can I have students write in the LAC during my specific class time?

The instructor can choose as large or small a window as they are comfortable with, provided it does not conflict with other bookings.


What format should I use to prepare my exam? (Word, Google Docs?)

We support exams in multiple formats, including Word, Google Docs, Excel and Google Sheets.


What is the benefit of a digital exam in comparison to a traditional paper exam?
  • Multiple choice and short answer questions can be instantly marked without using Scantron sheets.
  • Students can type short answer or extended response essay formats with ease. Instructors are not required to interpret student handwriting.
  • Students can use the accessibility features on the computer to accommodate vision difficulties and preferences.
  • Exam markers can access all of the exams in one place from flexible locations. No need to lug around exam booklets for marking.


Is the LAC available as a proctored space for students writing paper-based exams?

For U of A exams, the LAC is only available for digital exams via eClass.

Is the LAC available for exams during any term and course duration ?

The Learning Assessment Centre is open year-round to accommodate exams at any time throughout the semester — regular or condensed, fall, winter, spring and summer.

Saving You Time

This short video compares traditional exam administration efforts to digital services provided by the LAC.

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