Testing and Evaluations

Testing in Canvas

Testing can be conducted online or face-to-face using the built-in tools in Canvas. There are several technologies available to support varying assessment strategies. Canvas Classic and New Quizzes can deliver low-stakes knowledge checks, chapter quizzes or high-stakes exams. If exams are high-stakes, they can be conducted in a classroom environment or supervised with no charge to the student via the University's online test proctoring service, Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor. Respondus Lockdown Browser is an additional service that disallows a student's browser from navigating outside of the test while the Monitor portion of the tool leverages a student’s webcam, microphone and computer to verify a test-taker’s identity and ensure academic integrity. Students do need to install a client on their machine in order for this solution to function and more information on how to get started can be found at the link above.

Bongo offers different styles of testing through the Question and Answer activity. This video-based assessment type emulates oral exams. There are also capabilities for student-created video presentations and group projects using Bongo.

Online Course Evaluations

EvaluationKit will be the primary course evaluation tool after May 31, 2021 with select departments participating in early setup/adoption during term 21SP. Until that time course evaluations can be created and delivered online to students with Sakai and the Evaluation System tool. Evaluations are anonymous and confidential. Students receive an initial email with instructions and a direct link to the evaluation. They can complete evaluations on any computer, and most mobile devices, from any Internet-connected location. Reminder emails can be sent to non-responding students to promote participation. A department or college staff delegate is needed to help configure evaluations and to collect and distribute final reports and data.