LIT invites you to consider a wide variety of remote assessment strategies.
- Watch the remote assessment video to get ideas on a variety of assessment strategies on Blackboard to assess student learning and non-proctored exam options that will adequately assess my students’ learning
- Explore additional quick links below.
- AAC&U Blog on Maintaining Validity in Online Assessments
- Read Educause COVID19 quick polls, here’s the recent poll on grading and proctoring.
- Getting Creative with Course Assessments Chronicle of Higher Education article on August 27, 2020
Remote Assessment Notes/Additional Resources:
- Universal Design for Learning Resources
- LIT Academic Technology Toolkit
- Pedagogical Resources on Alternative Assessments
- Rutgers University – Tips for Exams and Alternative Assessments
- Getting started with alternative assessments
- NeoAcademic – Should you worry about cheating on Online Tests during COVID-19
- University of Minnesota – Advanced Teaching Engage your Learners
- University of Indiana – Alternatives to Traditional Exams and Papers
- MIT – Meta Rubrics
Things to Keep in Mind if you use Respondus LockDown Browser or Monitor:
- Learn More in Lynn Cooke’s blog: Respondus Monitor for Remote Exams LIT Blog
- LockDown Browser is a special application that runs on a student’s computer that locks them into a Blackboard test. The student can’t browse other websites, other parts of Blackboard, use other applications on their computer, print the exam, or copy and paste the questions into email to send to other students.
- Respondus Monitor (video), used in tandem with LockDown Browser adding use of the web camera, is not the same as a live remote proctoring solution. The system uses the web camera to record the student’s test session and uses AI to analyze it. If suspicious activity is detected, the instructor is alerted in the Monitor dashboard for the assessment. Any decisions about whether the student’s behavior was in violation of the academic honesty policy is, at least initially, made by the instructor.
Respondus Resources to Explore:
- Introduction to LockDown Browser for Blackboard Learn
- Preparing an Exam for use with LockDown Browser: Blackboard Learn
- Preparing an Exam for Use with Respondus Monitor and LockDown Browser
- Daily Training Webinars with Live Q&A – These 45-minute trainings are the best way for instructors to learn how to use Respondus Monitor for online proctoring. Each session is followed by an extended Q/A period where questions are answered live.
- Rapid Rollout Guide for Instructors – Here is the essential information for using Respondus Monitor with online exams
- 24/7 Live Chat – Remember that students can access built-in troubleshooting and live chat from within Respondus Monitor if they encounter a technical problem. You can find more resources for students, including how to access Live Chat.
- Respondus Monitor Instructor Resources: videos, guides, sample syllabus wording, and additional training for instructors. These resources can also be accessed from within the LockDown Browser Dashboard Welcome screens
- Understanding Class Results: what does Respondus Monitor flag, how to review results
- Student Help
- Short internet disconnects will reconnect automatically
- Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser for Students
As always, partner with Learning Innovation & Technology instructional designers to help you consider and choose the right assessment strategies to assess your course goals. Email email@example.com.