It was 9:00 Wednesday morning, I walk into one of the campuses of the institution I attend online to take a proctored midterm exam for a course I’m taking.
I log in to access the test and print it off. The proctor then realizes that it won’t let me log in, she becomes concerned. I remain calm, because I’m used to things going not quite as well as originally planned (I would have been more worried if everything had gone smoothly). After a series of phone calls we finally get that figured out, only to discover that for some reason, we were then prohibited from printing it off so I could write it by hand…since that’s what was required.
We then discovered that since I was an online student writing at this campus for the first time, I had no print credits. So a staff member offered to log in and print it off for me. This lasted half an hour, but they still gave me 2 hours to write due to the technical difficulty. Writing the exam was quite easy after all that. I wrote it in an hour and had an hour to check and improve my work. You can’t ask for much more than that.