Online Exam Resources

A list of resources for online exams is included below. The information in these resources offers recommendations and best practices for incorporating online alternatives that students can undertake remotely.

Alternate Exam Resources

This guide offers ideas and processes for how to approach online exams, discussing both Scheduled Online Exams and Take-home exams.

This guide also covers topics such as:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Question Design
  • Exam Invigilation
  • Considerations for Accessibility and Accommodation
  • How to Incorporate Hand-Written Responses
  • Student In-Exam Support

>>Guide for Alternate Exam Resources

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Learning Technologies for Online Exams and Invigilation

This guide offers information concerning various learning technologies and their features and constraints, both from the perspective of an instructor and a student.

The guide covers the following learning technologies:

  • Canvas
  • Gradescope
  • Crowdmark

>>Guide for Learning Technologies for Online Exams and Invigilation

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Using Zoom for Exam Invigilation

This guide offers information about using Zoom for exam invigilation.

The guide covers:

  • Communication with Students
  • Recording Invigilation Sessions
  • Roles and Permissions
  • Setting up Zoom for Exam Invigilation

>>Using Zoom for Exam Invigilation

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Promoting Academic Integrity

This handout is from the Skylight Online Workshop – Academic Integrity and Inclusive Practices in Online Courses

The handout covers:

  • Creating a culture of academic integrity
  • Engaging with design processes for online assessment
  • Tailoring quizzes and exams for the online environment

>>Handout: What can Instructors do to Promote Academic Integrity?

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Best Practices for Online Exams

This guide offers recommendations for how to best follow-through with online exams.

It covers topics such as:

  • Exam set up
  • Student Recommendations
  • Managing large class sizes
  • Technical Difficulties
  • Accessibility and Accommodations

>>Guide for Best Practices for Online Exams

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Last updated on: July 26, 2021

Learning technology support

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