Parameters for online tests can vary, so students should research the test-taking rules ahead of time. Before completing a test online, learners may need to install software or an app, such as proctoring software. Learners should know whether the test is timed and how long they have to complete the exam.
Many instructors require open-book exams, allowing test-takers to consult their course materials or notes. When sitting for an open-book exam, students should understand which materials they are allowed to consult, such as textbooks, notes, or online resources.