UTM Exam Jam

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Exam Jam: 2021-2022

Exam Jam offers activities, strategies and resources to help you prep for exams while prioritizing your wellness. This event is brought to you by the collective efforts of our UTM community. Exam Jam will be taking place in a hybrid model - both in-person and virtually on December 8th, 2021!

The Acadiate Platform
Start off in our Exam Jam Lobby, and click through each day to see course options and healthy study breaks all in one place (including the times/links of sessions). The Acadiate platform houses Academic Review Session information, Healthy Study Breaks (live and recorded wellness activities) and important Resources for you to access. There is also a Drop-In Q&A session held on Zoom on the day of Exam Jam from 9am-3pm to assist you and answer any questions you may have.

Your Exam Jam Lobby is here


Schedule for Fall 2021 Exam Jam

Click on these documents to view the schedule for:

Activities will be held virtually via Acadiate and Zoom. In-person activities will be held in the Instructional Building (IB) from 10am to 2 pm.


Why Attend Exam Jam?

As you finish the Fall term and start preparing for Exams, our Exam Jam event is here to support you.

Between your review and study sessions you can engage in virtual, wellness-inspired activities like meditation, yoga, arts & crafts, board games and fitness classes. Full schedule will be available soon.

This UTM-wide event continues to grow each year, making it one of the largest annual events for UTM students. Each Exam Jam, Academic Affairs and Student Affairs join efforts to support you during this stressful time of year.

96% of surveyed participants would recommend Exam Jam to a friend, while 97% of surveyed participating instructors feel the event helps prepare students for exams.


    How to Stay Safe While Attending In-Person Events

    In preparation for your attendance, please be aware that the Centre for Student Engagement is following all UofT processes and procedures while running this event in person to ensure everyone is safe. In person events will be following UTM’s Covid-19 guidelines. Here is a list of Covid-19 and in person related guidelines to keep in mind:

    • You must complete the UCHECK Health Assessment (UCheck link here) before arriving on campus. If you do not pass, you cannot come onto campus.

    • Due to the nature of this programming, COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced at all times. This means masks must always be worn both indoors and outdoors and please social distance where possible. Please review UofT’s COVID-19 policies here.


    Technology Tips for UTM's Exam Jam

    Here are some tips to help you get ready to participate in Exam Jam: 

    • For any zoom links, we recommend that you download the latest version of Zoom, and log in using a desktop application.
    • Many sessions may have the opportunity to participate by using computer audio (speaker or headset) or to telephone in. It is recommended that you use computer audio and not telephone to avoid charges.
    • For accessing virtual sessions, it is recommended that you use a wired connection/WiFi to participate within your “home internet” plan allowances. If you are using a data plan, charges may apply.

    Earn a CCR Notation!

    Students who participate in Exam Jam are eligible to receive a notation on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR). 

    To receive the CCR notation, students must:
    • participate in a minimum of one (1) Academic Review Session
    • participate in a minimum of one (1) wellness activity or Healthy Break
    • complete the CCR reflection form.

    The CCR reflection form can be found here.

    Please note: To ensure validity of responses, all entries will be cross-referenced with the actual attendance/ viewing of the eligible sessions. 
     

    This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Links to the ccr website.


    Inquiries

    Louis Nguyen
    Student Engagement Event Coordinator