In this Issue: Exams and Final Assessments
- Did you know…There’s new info on Fall 2020 Exams?
- How-To: Make the transition to take-home exams
- Maintaining Academic Integrity in a Remote Teaching and Learning Environment
- DEU support and contact information
Did you know…There’s new info on Fall 2020 Exams?
On-campus exams and finals with in-person monitoring will not take place in Fall 2020. It will, therefore, be necessary to adapt traditional exams to new formats while considering efficiency, academic integrity, accessibility/bandwidth limitations, evidence-informed assessment practice, and the technological tools needed. TLSE has published new guidelines on Final Exams and Course Assessment for Fall 2020 that outline these considerations, as well as options and supports available to instructors.
For example, changing your final exam to a final assignment is a proven way to address these concerns. See Open Book Assessment Option 1: An Assignment for more resources that can help you reimage your final exam as a final project.
For more information on planning your courses for a remote Fall 2020 term, on the USask Remote Teaching web pages, see step 2. c) Plan for Assessment and Provision of Feedback and the comprehensive guide for adapting your assessment strategies for remote teaching.
How-To: Make the transition to take-home exams
The University of Waterloo has put together a great set of tips for transitioning your current final or mid-term exam into a take-home exam.
Here are some strategies for pivoting from in-person exams to take-home exams.
Maintaining Academic Integrity in a Remote Teaching and Learning Environment
The University of Saskatchewan strives to create a culture that values and celebrates academic honesty. This commitment continues during this time of remote and online teaching and learning. There are numerous resources available to support academic integrity in your teaching and learning context on the Teaching and Learning site at Plan for Assessment and Provision of Feedback, and the Educatus Blog. Also noteworthy, a presentation by Michael Caulfield based on James Lang’s Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty is available.
If you would like to discuss assessment in your remote or online course further, contact GMCTL at firstname.lastname@example.org or the DEU at email@example.com