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Below is an overview of exam management options at NDSU.
Exam management refers to the activity of managing a testing process and includes tools built into the Learning Management System (LMS) and other software applications.
Supported exam/test management tools available at NDSU:
- Blackboard for Instructors - Tests, Pools, and Surveys - online LMS testing platform
- Optical Mark Reader (OMR) – paper-based testing using Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) technology for collecting data
- Respondus LockDown Browser - security application to help deter cheating
- Respondus 4.0 - converts tests created offline to Blackboard online exams
- Enabling YuJa Exam Proctoring– requires students to record the screen, audio, and video while taking an online exam
- Creating YuJa Video Quizzes – embed quiz questions in YuJa videos that can link to Blackboard Grade Center
- Getting started will vary by the product selected. Review specific products as starting point.
- Exam instructions for students should be clear and complete
- Additional tips are available in Blackboard Tests - Tips for Instructors
- Conduct a low-stakes practice test to ensure all students are able to complete the work successfully
- Instructions should include which product, where it is located, and how it is used
- Follow instructions provided
- Use supported and updated browser
- A wired internet connection is recommended for all test-taking
- Additional tips are available in Blackboard Tests - Test-Taking Tips for Students
Learn More/How To's
- How To's will vary by the product selected. Review specific products as starting point.
- FAQs will vary by the product selected. Review specific products as starting point.
- Exams to assess student comprehension throughout the course
- The benefits of online assessments can include:
- Exam-takers are used to digital
- Reduced administrative burden
- Quicker to score
- Flexibility to take exams anywhere
- Students are able to view results online
- Assessments can be made accessible to all