Learning Unit

Online Exams

Time: 85 min    Goal: How to create exams for distance learners

  • #Assessment
  • #Create Exams
  • #Exam Types
  • #Online Exams
  • #Remote Exams
  • #Tools
Time: 15 min

Guide for Online Exams

Online assessment plays a key role if you are teaching in a distance learning setting. You will need to design and conduct assessments whether in the form of a mid-semester interim test or a final exam. The accompanying link leads to an overview and explanation of what to keep in mind in this process and how to prepare your learners for online assessments.

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Time: 25 min

Different Types of Online Exams

Interim and final assessments differ fundamentally in conception and construction. These differences include time constraints, question formats, and the length of the assessment. The accompanying article (see link) outlines the ways in which these variables impact on the overall test structure as well as other factors to take into account when designing and conducting assessments. It also offers suggestions for their technical delivery.

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Time: 20 min

Creating Online Exams

The development of online tests depends on the kind of assessment required. The assessment's purpose dictates how it should be constructed and what factors should be considered in this process. The following page (see link) summarises these and advises on suitable tools to develop online examinations.

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Time: 25 min

Designing Online Exams

When carrying out an online test, you must plan it in such a way that students can complete it without external help. This article provides advice on how to achieve this and also explains the ICE model and uses it to highlight what you should consider when putting together an online test.

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