Below are some strategies for supporting student assessment and maintaining academic integrity in an online environment. For additional resources related to assessment in general, check out the Assessment LibGuide.
Consider your students’ mental health and the impact of a high-anxiety situation on their ability to effectively demonstrate their learning.
Consider modifying your assessment plan.
Consider providing clear and simple instructions.
Consider open book assessment online if you are assessing learning outcomes that involve higher-order thinking such as application of knowledge and skills, critical thinking, analysis, or evaluation. Considerations when designing open book assessment:
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