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Key aspects of successful online exams completed outside of class are good questions that cannot be easily Googled or looked up in course materials. Please keep in mind that there is no completely secure exam environment. For example, students might have several devices and blocking access to the Internet on one may not prevent them from accessing the Internet in other ways.
You may want to review the in-class online exam tutorial, as there is information you may want to adapt for your class.
It is likely that some of your students have never taken a quiz or an exam online. You can have students take a Pre-Exam Practice Quiz to get familiarized with the D2L Quizzes tool and the process of taking an exam online. The Pre-Exam Practice Quiz could contain information that students need to know about the exam. For example, you can communicate to students that they need to turn on airplane mode on their extra wireless devices to improve network connectivity during the exam. Refer to the Pre-Exam Practice Quiz sample for guidance.
Suggestions for creating a Pre-Exam Practice Quiz:
Most of the D2L Quiz settings that we are referring to in this section are explained in the Create a Quiz tutorial.
A major benefit of doing automatically graded online exams is that students can get timely access to their exam results and instructors can quickly adjust student grades if they find any of the exam questions are confusing or otherwise defective. The Question Details tab in the Quiz Statistics provides instructors with the distribution of answers for each multiple choice question and based on these results instructors can make a decision to throw out some of the questions from the exam. Then instructors can assign an equal amount of points to all the answer options to counteract the negative effect of the question on student exam scores.
The easiest way is to copy the exam using “Copy Quiz” option and use Release Conditions to make the exam available only to the specific sections. But having two copies of the exam will also require two separate grade items. The Release Condition could be applied to the grade items as well. Put the two grade items into a category and set it to drop the lowest grade item to only include one of the exams in the students’ grade.
You can use Special Access Permissions to set different availability dates and times for specific students.
If your exam has only one page, you can simply add a Text Information question type at the beginning of the quiz. If your exam has multiple pages, you can place that information in the Quiz Header (located on the Properties tab of the Quiz settings).
Tablets have various limitations and their screens are not easy to see for those proctoring the exam. We recommend using only laptops for online exams.
No, currently there is no exam template available in D2L, but you can create your own template. Simply create a quiz with all the desired exam settings (without questions) and copy this template every time you need to create a new exam. You will only need to update time restrictions, questions, and the submission view release time.