LIT invites you to consider a wide variety of remote assessment strategies. Here are resources you can tap into. Check out the session slides from Remote Assessment Information Sessions and be sure to look at the notes view to access additional resources! Additional quick links are also below. Educause conducts COVID19 quick polls, here’s the recent poll on grading and proctoring.
Remote Assessment Notes/Additional Resources:
- Universal Design for Learning Resources
- CAST.ORG: http://www.cast.org/our-work/about-udl.html#.XjmGmchKhPY
- Blog post on transparency in purpose, task and criteria
- TILP Higher Ed research, resources: https://tilthighered.com/
- LIT Academic Technology Toolkit: https://wit.edu/lit/toolkit
- Respondus Support Site: https://web.respondus.com/support/training/
- Pedagogical Resources on Alternative Assessments
- Rutgers University – Tips for Exams and Alternative Assessments https://sasoue.rutgers.edu/teaching-learning/remote-exams-assessment#10-alternatives-to-exams
- Getting started with alternative assessments https://www.ucl.ac.uk/teaching-learning/teaching-continuity/assessments-progression-and-awards/getting-started-alternative-assessments
- NeoAcademic – Should you worry about cheating on Online Tests during COVID-19 http://neoacademic.com/2020/03/19/should-you-worry-about-cheating-on-online-tests-during-covid-19/
- University of Minnesota – Advanced Teaching Engage your Learners https://cei.umn.edu/support-services/tutorials/integrated-aligned-course-design-course-design-resources/alternative
- University of Indiana – Alternatives to Traditional Exams and Papers https://citl.indiana.edu/teaching-resources/assessing-student-learning/alternatives-traditional-exams-papers/index.html
- MIT – Meta Rubrics https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-12-10-is-assessment-ready-to-move-beyond-standardized-tests-these-mit-researchers-think-so and https://tsl.mit.edu/project/metarubric/
Things to Keep in Mind if you go the LockDown Browser or Monitor route:
- Learn More in Lynn Cooke’s blog: Respondus Monitor for Remote Exams LIT Blog
- LockDown Browser (video) 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:
- 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
- Instructor Quick Start Guide for Blackboard
- Student Help
- Short internet disconnects will reconnect automatically: https://support.respondus.com/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/181/26/if-the-internet-connection-is-lost-during-an-exam-how-does-that-affect-the-video
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.