Online Assessment Overview
Article Last Updated April 2020
Digital assessment is possible using a wide range of online tools in eClass and other tools: student forum contributions can be graded, the assignment activity can accept essay submissions and more, scores on ePoll quizzes can be pushed into the eClass gradebook, students can construct ePortfolios during the length of a program, and online quizzes or exams can be delivered using the quiz activity.
When shifting assessments online, instructors may want to:
Resources for Constructing Online Exams
Exam Digitization Service - Instructors can submit existing electronic .doc or .docx files to be converted into quizzes on eClass.
Plain text import - Instructors who do not have any images or graphics in their quizzes are encouraged to import their questions directly into eClass using the Aiken text format.
Respondus Quiz Authoring Tool - a powerful assessment tool that instructors can use to create and manage exams which can be printed to paper or published directly to eClass. Exams can be created offline using a Windows editing environment and are transferable between different LMS tools. This tool is integrated with eClass allowing direct push of quizzes into the system.
Resources for Online Exam Delivery
Remote Exam Delivery Guide - A list of practical suggestions for delivering exams remotely.
ExamLock Quiz Integrity Tool - a custom built U of A application that allows eClass quizzes to be taken with security measures added. When completing quizzes, students cannot leave the ExamLock interface and are prevented from taking any screenshots. Quiz attempts are posted directly back into the course on eClass where the quiz was created along with a report of student activity during the exam. The tool is installed in centrally managed computer labs and is available for students to install on their own devices.