In collaboration with Matthew Evans in Student Administration along with the Division of Information Technology and the Learning Technology Unit in the Division of Student Learning uImagine is coordinating a trial of eExams in a limited range of subjects during 2015. The trial will involve students completing exams on a computer in their own homes or workplaces while being supervised using a remote invigilation service such as ProctorU and BVirtual. Various exam styles will be trialled including the use of the Blackboard Test tool, the use of Word and the use of specialised discipline specific software.
Significant & Benefit
The implementation of eExams at CSU could have a significant benefit to the institution and our students too. It could significantly reduce the need for exam centres and help stream line the examination process.
Students have greater flexibility in when and where they take their exams.
A reduction in cost for students required to travel to take their exams.
Remove the need to hand write their examinations.
Improve the range and scope of exams.
Time saving measures related to automating marking of multiple choice test.
Increase the range of tasks and topics that could be covered under examination conditions.
The aim of this project is to assess the possibilities and affordance of invigilation services to provide electronic exams to students. The trial is working through the risks and practicalities involved in provisioning online and electronic exams to students.