IT and the Center for Teaching and Learning have cooperatively developed an experimental forty (40) seat computerized testing center into which faculty can schedule their exams. The testing center is located in Rehki 215. At present, most faculty proctor their own exams using a locked-down browser version of Canvas or another homework system, but some have also experimented with writing and submitting programs or creating Word and Excel files.
Computerized testing not only affords the ability to vary multiple choice problem order, but personalize a variety of problem types, including calculation problems and instructor-graded essays. This allows much larger classes to take exams in groups, since each student's exam can be unique. Instructors have also found the use of images (identification) and sound clips (music appreciation) advantageous in writing exam problems within the lab.
Instructors are encouraged to experiment with this new testing method; the eLearning group can help with exam authoring/conversion if needed. Call the center at 487-2046 today to discuss your individual situation!