Learning Technologies for Online Exams and Invigilation

Exam Platform Feature Comparison

PLATFORM CANVAS GRADESCOPE CROWDMARK
ASSESSMENT TYPE (Classic) Quiz Assignment
(file upload)
Exam/Quiz Homework/Problem Set Assigned Assessment
INSTRUCTOR
Set-up & Access Log into Canvas and click into your Canvas course to create a new (Classic) Quiz. Log into Canvas and click into your Canvas course to create a new Assignment. Make sure the submission type is set to file upload. Submit a request form to the LT Hub to request for a Gradescope course.

Once set-up, you can access Gradescope from your Canvas course.

Submit a request form to the LT Hub to request for a Gradescope course.

Once set-up, you can access Gradescope from your Canvas course.

Submit a request form to the LT Hub to request for a Crowdmark course.

Once set-up, sign in at https://app.crowdmark.com/sign-in/ubc.

Assessment creation & delivery Instructor creates a quiz on Canvas and adds questions to the quiz.

Instructor publishes the quiz and students will access it within Canvas.
 

*Extra time or additional attempts can be granted to students with accommodations.

Instructor creates an assignment in Canvas with the submission type set as “file upload”.

Instructor publishes the assignment and students will access it within Canvas.

Instructor creates a question template which students will print and write answers in a designated space or annotate on the document using their device (similar to filling out a worksheet). Instructor lists out all the questions on a document. Instructor creates the assessment questions in Crowdmark. The questions can be typed directly, embedded as images/PDF or a combination of both.

Crowdmark sends an assignment link to students via email.

Question type(s) Multiple choice, fill in the blanks, fill in multiple blanks, numeric answer, true/false, matching, multiple answers, multiple dropdown, formula, essay, file upload question Can include any question type which students can answer on paper or annotate on the document using their device. Can include any question type which students can answer on paper or annotate on the document using their device. Can include any question type which students can answer on paper or annotate on the document using their device. Can include any question type which students can answer on own paper
Grading
  • Automatic grading for questions that have a correct answer (e.g. multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blanks, etc.)
  • Can grade by rubric.
  • View student’s submissions and grade directly in Speedgrader (supports annotations)
  • Grade offline by downloading all submissions in bulk, annotate them, and re-upload to Canvas
  • Grade by question
  • Grades by rubric (add additional rubric items as you grade)
  • Rubric is shared across graders
  • Supports positive and negative grading
  • Can make changes to rubric and regarded retroactively
  • Can group similar answers and grade as a group
  • Students can request regrade
  • Supports multiple graders
  • Grade by question
  • Grades by rubric (add additional rubric items as you grade)
  • Rubric is shared across graders
  • Supports positive and negative grading
  • Can make changes to rubric and regrade retroactively
  • Can group similar answers and grade as a group
  • Students can request regrade
  • Supports multiple graders
  • Grade by question
  • Supports multiple graders
Providing feedback
  • Provide general comments or question level comments (using Speedgrader)
  • Supports automatic item level feedback based on correct/incorrect answers.
  • Provide general comments for the assignment or annotate directly on the document (using Speedgrader)
  • Include comments in rubric items.
  • Annotate directly on the document
  • Supports LaTeX in comments and rubric items
  • Include comments in rubric items.
  • Annotate directly on the document
  • Supports LaTeX in comments and rubric items
  • Can attach multiple files to the same comment
  • Annotate directly on the document
  • Supports LaTeX in comments
  • Can attach files or images to comments
Managing Student Submissions
  • Can see who submitted and at what time.
  • Can include late submission penalties.
  • Time extensions for students with accomodations.
  • Can see who submitted and at what time.
  • Can include late submission penalties.
  • Can see who submitted and at what time.
  • Can include late submission penalties.
  • Ability for instructor to submit on behalf of a student
  • Time extensions for students with accomodations.
  • Can see who submitted and at what time.
  • Can include late submission penalties.
  • Ability for instructor to submit on behalf of a student
  • Time extensions for students with accomodations.
  • Can see who submitted and at what time.
  • Can include late submission penalties.
  • Ability for instructor to submit on behalf of a student
Statistics/Results
  • Overall quiz statistics for the whole class
  • Question level statistics
  • Student level statistics
  • Students’ quiz results can be downloaded to excel
  • Overall assignment statistics for the whole class
  • Overall quiz statistics for the whole class
  • Question level statistics
  • Add tags to questions and view question statistic by tags
  • Overall quiz statistics for the whole class
  • Question level statistics
  • Add tags to questions and view question statistic by tags
  • Overall quiz statistics for the whole class
  • Question level statistics
STUDENT
Print assessment No No Yes
(or annotate directly on the document using your device)
No No
Submission process Select or fill in their answers within the quiz on Canvas. Write answers on paper (i.e. for math or chemistry equations) or type answers in a word doc (i.e. research paper). Upload file(s) to Canvas.

Students can re-submit up until the end date.

Print the assessment and write answers on the template or complete it online by annotating the template. Upload PDF to Gradescope.

Students can re-submit up until the due date.

Complete the assessment on paper or on the computer in a word doc. Upload PDF or image of answer to Gradescope. In Gradescope, identify answers for each question.

Students can re-submit up until the due date.

Complete the assessment on paper or on the computer in a word doc. Upload PDF or image to Crowdmark, one response per question.

Students can re-submit up until the due date.

Submission file type and size limits
  • “File upload” question types can take a long time to upload, depending on network connection (~120 MB = 10 min)
  • Accepts media files, image files, PDF, docx, weblinks
  • Size limit per upload is 5GB
  • Only accepts PDF
  • Can only submit one PDF file per assessment
  • Accepts images or PDF
  • Accepts images or PDF
  • Does not accept .docx files
  • Size limit per image file (JPG/PNG) is 12 MB and PDF file is 25 MB

Zoom Invigilation Features

Set-up & Access

Request for a Zoom account by contacting av.helpdesk@ubc.ca​.

Log into Canvas, go to settings and enable Zoom. Create a Zoom meeting.

Create waiting rooms and breakout rooms.

Type of Invigilation Real-time invigilation - Instructors monitor video feeds of students during the exam.
Compatibility Can be used with any exam tools.
Recording Options Video and audio
Max video feeds Gallery View displays up to 25 participants by default and can display up to 49 participants depending on your computer capacity
Max participants

300 participants (or up to 1000 participants if your account has a large meeting add-on)

(Check your Zoom Profile for meeting capacity. Contact av.helpdesk@ubc.ca if you need to increase)

Lockdown Options Prevent re-entry (using waiting room and breakout room)
Verification Options CWL authentication to log into Canvas.
Detecting abnormalities Abnormalities are observed by instructors by monitoring the video feed.
Breakout rooms/groups

Maximum 100 breakout rooms per session. (Note: same limitations apply for accounts with the large meeting add-on)

Both the host and co-hosts can create/manage self-select, manual, and automatic breakout rooms; however, only the host can create pre-assigned breakout rooms.

More info on breakout rooms.

 

Last updated on: October 27, 2020

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