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YuJa Proctoring and Quizzes
This page presents a summary of YuJa proctoring and video quizzes as well as related best practices.
A key element of effective course design includes identifying learning objectives aligned with assessments and activities. To be effective, it is critical for assessment data to reflect students’ learning based on the objective(s). Many types of assessment activities are available to use in courses. However, there can be concerns about academic integrity and student cheating, especially when taking online exams.
YuJa Proctoring requires students to verify their identity and launch a video recording session to capture the student’s environment while taking an exam. It records the exam screen (only one monitor is allowed), the student’s audio, and webcam video while completing the test. After the test, the recording is immediately uploaded to the instructor’s YuJa account for review.
While YuJa Proctoring does not eliminate cheating, it can monitor possible instances of cheating when used. When combined with other strategies promoting ethics and academic integrity within the classrooms, it can help by encouraging awareness. There are other evidence-based ways of assessing students learning than high-stake tests and exams. For instance, instructors can consider Assessment Strategies such as projects, case studies, and low-stakes quizzes, as an alternative to high stake exams.
Best Practices for YuJa Proctoring
- Be sure to remind students to connect to reliable internet and test their connection with the proctoring system before starting the exam.
- Students should ensure that they have the latest version of the YuJa Proctoring software installed on their devices.
- Both instructors and students should take the time to familiarize themselves with the proctoring system and its features before the exam.
- Be prepared for the exam by having all the necessary materials and documents ready.
YuJa Video Quizzes
YuJa Video Quizzes can allow instructors to embed quizzes or reflective questions within videos thereby promoting interaction and engagement. Quizzes can be used for self-assessment or as a graded assessment in Blackboard. This YuJa feature enables students to actively engage with videos, check-in on students’ learning, and provide time to pause, think, and reflect on video content.
Best Practices for YuJa Video Quizzes
- Be comfortable with how YuJa quizzes are created and played to help explain to students.
- Have a plan for what you want to accomplish with YuJa Video Quizzes. What is your goal – promote interactivity, check-in student knowledge, or provide reflection time?
- Set the quiz parameters correctly and use the preview feature to test the quiz to ensure it functions correctly.
- Check the quiz for typos and formatting errors before making it available to students.
- Provide students with instructions and guidelines for taking the quizzes within YuJa video.
- If needed, set a timeline for when the quiz will be available and when it must be completed.
- After completing the quiz, review all student responses and scores and provide a feedback summary of the results to students.