|Title||Start Date & Time||End Date & Time|
|Service Issue Updated: Campus Wireless||Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:05am|
|Service Issue Updated: Northstar||Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:28am|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Skillsoft||Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 7:00am||Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 7:00pm|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Campus Solutions & Portals||Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 6:00am||Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 6:00pm|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Network Services in Multiple Buildings||Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 5:00am||Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 7:30am|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Networks in Farrand, Cockerell, Sewall, Brackett, Aden||Monday, June 25, 2018 - 8:00am||Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 5:00pm|
Refer to the information provided below if you are interested in strategies for in-class online exams (students take the exam in the physical classroom).
Typically 90-95% of students are willing to bring a laptop to class for the exam, but it is likely that you will have some students who are not able to bring a laptop. To get an estimate for your class, you can ask students if they can bring a laptop to the exam via a Google Form, short D2L Quiz, a clicker question (if you are using clickers) or simply a show-of-hands.
You can reserve a computer lab for those students who do not have the ability to bring a laptop to the exam. You can reserve a lab using the OIT Lab Request form or find an available lab in your department.
Some students might need to charge their laptops during the exam. If your classroom has very few electrical outlets, you can use power cords to provide more plugins. Currently, OIT does not provide power cords, but your department might be able to provide some. We recommend placing them along the walls or in the back of the room so that students walking in the aisles don’t trip on them.
Wireless capacity varies from classroom to classroom and might be an issue if you are teaching a large class. We recommend that you test the wireless capacity in your classroom by having all the students load a YouTube video at the same time. Even if the video loads for everyone, students might still experience issues with wireless connection during the exam.
How to troubleshoot wireless issues during the exam:
Other tips related to wireless connection:
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).
You can add a long-answer question type at the beginning and/or end of the quiz for students to take notes. Mark those question as bonus questions (go to the Edit Values menu in the Quiz Questions area) so that it’s not included in the exam results. Another option is to provide students with blank sheets of paper for note taking.
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.