The QuestUP system (Cirrus Assessment) was implemented in January 2022 to replace the previous system used for computer-based testing (CBT). This system allows lecturers more autonomy to set and manage their own online assessments.


Getting started

Register to use the system

Complete the form below to register for the use of QuestUP. It will allow us to add your module, students and yourself to the system. 


Roles in QuestUP

This document gives an overview of the site roles and the permissions assigned to each role.


Terminology in QuestUP

A list of terms used in the system


Naming conventions

Naming conventions


The Department for Education Innovation will provide in-person (contact) training in the use of QuestUP.

Registration for the training is available via the PeopleSoft Human Resources portlet.


The training is presented in two half-day sessions:

The first day (2022Q1) is dedicated to:

• creating question collections,
• marking the essay questions,
• coordinating the marking process, and
• access to the QuestUP environment.

The second day (2022Q2) focuses on:

• creating an assessment from your collections
• scheduling students for an assessment
• the invigilation functions while students are writing an assessment, and
• interpreting the reports available to enhance your questions.


Training dates:

· 31 January and 1 February 2024 (Prinshof Campus) 11:00 – 16:00


· 14 and 15 March 2024 (Hatfield Campus) 08:30 – 13:30


· 5 and 6 June 2024 (Onderstepoort Campus) 11:00 – 16:00


· 5 and 6 September 2024 (Hatfield Campus) 08:30 – 13:30


Register for both days through the PeopleSoft Human Resource system: QuestUP 1 code 2022Q1 as well as QuestUP 2 code 2022Q2. Search for “Quest” to view the 2 relevant courses.


Comparison between QuestUP and clickUP

This table gives a broad overview of the differences and similarities between QuestUP and clickUP.  

Communication to students

QuestUP Login procedure and tips for students (PDF version) (Web version)