Guidance and resources for making academic integrity central to courses and adapting assessments for instructional modes.
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Policies, Guidelines, and Recommendations
- Use of Webcams - Factors to consider regarding the use of webcams in courses offered through remote learning technologies.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Academic Integrity and Assessments
If you feel that your exams require proctoring, read more about your options.
If my exams will be delivered remotely and won’t require classrooms, do the policies on evening exams apply, requiring dean approval and coordination with the Registrar’s Office? (Senate Policy 44-30 and AAPPM F-5)
Yes, these policies exist to reduce conflicts between exams, as well as manage physical facilities. If your exams will be scheduled during a fixed timeframe in the evening, whether offered remotely or in-person, schedule in advance following the normal process. Exams that will be offered over extended and flexible times, similar to take-home exams, do not need to be scheduled centrally. Make expectations clear in your syllabus.
Learn more about your options to assess students and verify they are not using external resources.
There is no University-wide proctoring service. You might consider implementing many low-stakes assignments as opposed to a few high-stakes assessments, having students generate material such as papers, projects or videos, hand-written assignments, or e-portfolios. You might also use Turnitin, a web-based writing assessment toolkit, which allows instructors to provide feedback to students through markup tools, rubrics, proofing tools, and originality reports to detect plagiarism.
For information on writing quality exams, choosing among different types of exams, and administering exams in a remote environment, you can read the following resources:
- Assessment options
- Remote assessment strategies
- How to adapt your course assessments
- Recommendations and considerations for remote exams
- Senate policy on exams (see #4)
If you offer the exam in a synchronous, remote environment for all students, consider creating a break-out room in Zoom for each student to take the exam. The instructor and any grading assistants can monitor by circulating from room to room.