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  • This should only need to be uploaded the first few weeks of your course. After that, students should know the expectations and would only need a quick reminder to refer to the Technical Instructions if they needed to read the document again. It should be uploaded in the Course Documents for easy access.
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    • 1. college of western idaho
      Assessment Review
    • 2. Testing in Blackboard
      Now that you’ve experienced some of the test taking options available in Blackboard, let’s review the details.
    • 3. Testing in Blackboard
      Academic rigor refers to the challenge and complexity of the material and activities of a course.
      • Although we give our students the benefit of the doubt when it comes to honesty in online courses, it is our duty to create rigorous and challenging coursework.
      • 4. Just as you would not offer a test for students to take home and return the next class period in a ‘live’ course, on online assessment should have similar standards.
      • 5. By offering ‘one question at a time’ as you experienced while taking the first example test, you will have created a more rigorous test taking environment. Students cannot look ahead on a test to view upcoming questions.
    • Testing in Blackboard
      Did you notice that you could not view the answers to the test questions after Practice Exam #2?
      • When correct test answers are not offered after a student finishes a test, it makes certain that no one else will have access to them.
      • 6. Although it is a good way to ensure academic rigor, how will you review the lessons learned from the test?
      • 7. By offering ‘one question at a time’ as you experienced while taking the first example test, you will have created a more rigorous test taking environment. Students cannot look ahead on a test to view upcoming questions.
    • Test Setup
      Questions all at once
      Do not accidentally provide answers in subsequent questions
      Is it forced completion?
      If you are forcing completion and will set the timer, a good rule of thumb is to allow one minute per multiple choice or true/ false question.
      Questions one at a time
      Don’t refer to an earlier questions because students cannot go ‘back’
      Is it forced completion?
      May students use the text book or notes? Be sure to include your expectations.
    • 8. Instructions for timed tests
      Include the length of time the test will be available (one day or several days?)
      Provide instructions on how to advance to the next question (save each one or simply advance?)
    • 9. Instructions for timed tests
      Include the length of time the test will be available (one day or several days?)
      Include number of minutes students will have to complete test
      Include number of questions in description of test
      Provide instructions on how to advance to the next question (save each one or simply advance?)
      Provide detailed instructions for technical requirements. (next slide)
    • 10. Instructions for timed tests
      Include the length of time the test will be available (one day or several days?)
      Include number of minutes students will have to complete test
      Include number of questions in description of test
      Remind students to select Submit when finished
      Explain penalty (if appropriate) for exceeding time limits
      Provide instructions on how to advance to the next question (save each one or simply advance?)
      Provide detailed instructions for technical requirements. (next slide)
      Explain the procedure if student has technical issues (email you, email HelpDesk?)
    • 11. Technical Instructions
      Provide guidelines for taking a Blackboard test such as the example below. It will reduce the amount of students getting kicked out of ‘forced completion’ tests.
      When you are taking a quiz or test with the forced completion option, it is very sensitive to other activity. If the student is not using an approved browser (have them use the browser checker link on the Blackboard login page to verify this) or if they open and use any other application while they are taking the test, Blackboard thinks that they have ended their web session and submits the quiz for them. Students MUST follow the recommendations we make for testing within Blackboard:1. Close all applications/programs on your computer.2. Launch a single web browser window using a certified/compatible web browser.3. Log into Blackboard and launch the test by clicking on the link within your course.Be sure that you DO NOT DOUBLE-CLICK on the link for the test as this can cause problems.4. Take the test.
      The following items increase the likelihood that the testing session will close and you will not be able to finish or restart the test.-DO NOT open any other applications/programs on your computer while you are taking the test.
      -DO NOT open any other web browser sessions/tabs while taking the test. This means you may not open another window to do a Google search.
      -DO NOT use the back button on your browser or try to return to a previous question.
      -AVOID using a wireless connection. You are much more likely to get kicked out of a test with a wireless connection at a coffee shop, for example.
    • 12. Technical Instructions
      An explanation of what you expect from a student if they need a test reset should be included with every test. An example:
      Test will open on Wednesday, March 23 at 7am and close on Friday, March 25 at midnight. If you have technical issues while taking the test you will need to do the following three things before I can reopen the test for you.
      1. Email the help desk informing them of the problem.
      2. Email me informing me of the problem and include the help desk ticket number you receive confirming your message to them.
      3. A screen shot of your desk top so I can attempt to solve the problem immediately.
      If you don't know how to do any of these things, please take the time to learn it before opening the test.
    • 13. Providing Feedback
      Select the Type of Feedback Displayed Upon Completion
      Score – Students will see their score if there are no short answer or essay questions the instructor needs to grade.
      Submitted Answers – Students will see their submitted answers.
      Correct Answers – Will you provide the answers immediately with this option or in another way?
      Feedback – You may add comments to a correct answer and an incorrect answer to utilize that teachable moment.

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