Secure online assessments


Published on

Conducting secure online assessments (using Moodle) for in-campus students

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Secure online assessments

  1. 1. Conducting secure onlineassessments (using Moodle) for in-campus students NIIT University By: Akhlesh Agarwal 1
  2. 2. Online assessments• Quiz – Auto evaluation – Graded or ungraded (Practice) – Multiple choice questions, T/F questions – Fill in the blanks• Assignments – Manual evaluation – Long answers – Attachments (xls, ppt, Java, +more) 2
  3. 3. Question types in Quiz• Multiple choice (one correct answer)• Multiple choice (multiple correct answers)• Fill in the blanks• True/False• + Many more 3
  4. 4. Online assessment features• Time control – Time slot – Time duration• Single or multiple attempts• Randomization or resequencing• Shuffling answers within a questions• Multiple question sets• Include images as part of question• Importing questions from a text file 4
  5. 5. Security (if using lab PCs)• Internet can be disabled if required on lab PCs• Students can not send files to each other or change proxy• Student mapping of PC and IP address to be recorded• Track any submission from outside the lab or using dongle. 5
  6. 6. Security (if students are using own laptops)• If internet needs to be switched off then switch off for ALL students (even those in hostel) for the duration of the test. (Hence not recommended) 6
  7. 7. Other measures• Single login by each student id• Change password on first login.• Tally physical attendance with online submissions• Tight timing.• Deposit cellphones during the test• Active invigilation 7
  8. 8. Benefits• No manual effort for evaluation• Reuse question bank across sessions/year• Randomize paper from a large Q bank (helps control cheating)• Transparency to students• Statistical analysis of questions• Streamline submissions• Auto gradebook generation 8
  9. 9. Thank you 9