You will require a suitable computer and internet access for sitting your ExamSoft digital exams. iPads/tablets/mobile devices are not compatible with University of Otago Examplify settings—you will need to use a desktop/laptop (excluding chromebook).

You will also need a working camera and a microphone. You should contact AskOtago if you do not have a compatible computer or suitable internet access.


It is highly recommended you use a laptop or a desktop computer to undertake your Blackboard examination. While it may be technically possible to undertake your examination on a tablet, you will find it very difficult to work on.

If you do not have a computer with the required features or are otherwise concerned about your access to the technology needed to undertake a digital exam, please contact AskOtago:

Freephone 0800 80 80 98 (within New Zealand)
Tel +64 3 479 7000
Enquiry form
Email university@otago.ac.nz
Chat with an AskOtago Service Representative

If you have been provided with a loan laptop from the University, please see the related answer:
Setting up a loan laptop

Last updated 03/05/2022 03.43 PM

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