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This article outlines best practices and suggestions for delivering fully remote exams using the eClass quiz activity. Our team also provides a number of additional supports on campus to assist instructors as well as specific guidelines for the different ...
During the rapid shift online in March 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, eClass began assisting instructors moving assessments online by converting digital files into electronic exams. AS THIS SERVICE WAS INTENDED TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTORS WITH A STARTING POIN...
ExamLock is a quiz integrity application developed by the IST eClass team. The tool can be installed on Mac and Windows computers and limits students to a quiz interface while an exam is being completed and will block them from using a number of other app...
Quizzes are excellent ways to assess students' comprehension of course material. They can provide a secure, automatic way of collecting students' responses to questions that can be used as activities, weekly homework assignments, confidential feedback, et...
Smart Exam Monitor (SEM) is a 3rd party external tool that allows instructors to remotely proctor online exams. It can be added as a resource in an eClass course. SEM uses the student's WEBCAM and MICROPHONE to confirm their identity and then record them...
Security features for online exams are important to ensure quiz integrity. eClass offers a range of features that provide varying levels of security which meet different needs. Most of the features listed below can be used in combination. In addition to t...
Embedded Answer questions (or CLOZE questions) are a way of designing multiple choice, short answers and numerical answers that are inserted within a passage of text. They are useful when you want to have a single question have multiple sub-parts and when...
This article explains how to add quiz questions to an existing quiz on eClass. If you have not yet added a quiz, please see Adding Quizzes [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/150/13/adding-quizzes]. CONTENTS: * 1...
This article outlines how instructors can use ExamLock Manager to manage existing secure exam sessions and review student activity during quizzes. Instructors should follow the instructions for Using ExamLock to Promote Quiz Integrity in eClass [https://s...
This article outlines how instructors can set up exam accommodations for students who are taking fully remote exams. Instructors should also ensure they are familiar with the ACCOMMODATION GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTRE [https://www.ua...
The following is a summary of the question types available on eClass for use in quizzes: * ALL-OR-NOTHING MULTIPLE CHOICE: Allows the selection of multiple responses from a pre-defined list of choices but uses all-or-nothing grading (100% or 0%). For m...
This article discusses some considerations in using eClass to create and manage large sets of quiz questions. For courses without extensive question banks, you may instead refer to Adding Questions [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgeb...
This article outlines how instructors can use the EXAMLOCK MANAGER to schedule secure exam sessions for students to complete quizzes. Instructors will need to configure their quizzes first following the instructions at Using ExamLock to Promote Quiz Int...
This article lists the current known issues and technical problems in ExamLock that are already under investigation or have been added to our product backlog for repairs. For instructor or student-specific troubleshooting articles, please refer to either...
The installation file for the Respondus 4.0 quiz authoring tool is available for faculty and can be downloaded for Windows from the following url: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FdGvt_oUagwFGhXg9aUU2U5AblT3-m_s/view?usp=sharing You will need to sign i...
This article describes how instructors can use the built-in quiz statistics available for all selected-response-type questions (multiple-choice, true/false, matching, etc.) in the eClass quiz tool. These statistics are not available to review until after ...
For added security while administering remote exams, instructors can use ExamLock in conjunction with Smart Exam Monitor (SEM). Smart Exam Monitor records a student's webcam, screen, and audio while automatically flagging potential academic misconduct; Ex...
This article describes the QUESTION BANK in eClass and the basic operations available within it.  CONTENTS: * 1 Adding a question to the Question bank from a quiz * 2 To access a course Question bank and add questions * 3 Bulk operations in a que...
This article outlines how U of A instructors can convert exams contained in MS Word files into quizzes in eClass using the Exam Digitizer. This custom-built question creation helper tool provides better functionality than some of the basic quiz question i...
When importing questions from the Question Bank there are several formats that easily transfer into eClass quizzes.  One approach is to write questions using the AIKEN format. The AIKEN format allows you to create multiple choice or true/false questions u...
This article describes how instructors can use the ExamVis external tool to provide students with feedback on their eClass exams. This tool, developed as a part of a TLEF project headed by Dr. Okan Bulut from the Faculty of Education, splits exam question...
eClass allows instructors to add Essay questions to a quiz. This question type should also be used for long answer questions. Note that these questions cannot be automatically marked by the system, so instructors have to go in and manually grade them aft...
CONTENTS: * 1 Calculated * - Entering Question Text and Answers * - Setting the Dataset Properties * - Editing Datasets * 2  Calculated multichoice * 3  Calculated simple For questions involving numeric calculations, the calculated question...
Multiple choice questions are just one of a large number of question types available [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/109/0/quizzes---question-types] in eClass. This type allows you to set the selection of a single...
This question type uses a computer algebra system to evaluate student responses constructed as mathematical expressions. The ability to provide a range of feedback based on different incorrect answer pathways make this option very useful for formative ass...
In addition to shuffling questions and multiple-choice [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/360/45/security-features-for-delivering-eclass-quizzes] choice orders as academic integrity mechanisms, instructors can distri...
This article outlines how instructors can set up individualized versions of exams for specific students. This is most commonly required if an instructor needs to facilitate an approved Exam Audio (AF) accommodation and this article will describe that use ...
NEW IN JUNE 2023, instructors can create attempts for students within the quiz activity. These attempts would reflect any random answer ordering or question ordering _SPECIFIC TO THOSE STUDENTS_. Once created, these attempts can be easily printed, giving ...
The Question Bank [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/173/13/using-the-question-bank] allows instructors to tag questions as an enhanced means of organization. Questions can each have multiple tags and can be used to ...
An instructor may need to adjust scores globally on a quiz by adding or subtracting points or scaling the scores without having to enter mass gradebook overrides to student scores. eClass can do this by any combination of adjusting the 'OFFSET' and/or 'M...
Simple calculated questions are a simpler version of calculated questions [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/326/13/adding-calculated-quiz-questions] which are like numerical questions but with the numbers used selec...
Sometimes multiple choice quiz questions will be displayed in different colours or may have additional line spacing added. Distracting formatting is commonly caused by pasting content from coded text such as Microsoft Word or web pages which copy unwante...
A drag and drop question requires the test taker to drag missing words into a paragraph of text. CONTENTS: * 1 How to create a question *  1.1 Groups * 2 Scoring and Feedback * 3 Accessibility * 4 Blank response alternatives HOW TO CREATE A ...
This question type allows students to drop markers onto an area on a background image. Drag and drop markers questions differ from Drag and drop onto image question type in that there are no predefined areas on the underlying image that are visible to the...
This question type allows students to drag words, images or both from a list and drop them into pre-defined spaces on a base image. CONTENTS: * 1 How to create a question *  1.1 example 1 *  1.2 example 2 * 4 Scoring and feedback * 5 Accessib...
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