- Repeat in case you have multiple time slots and would like to have different group compositions for each timeslot (for example: Item 01 and Item 02).
Communicate at least the following, for example by distributing relevant parts of the exam cover page.
Before you create the assignment, it is important to first create a grade item. When making the assignment, you will associate the grade item.
Learn how to create a grade item
Check whether the list of students who registered for the exam contains students who are all enrolled in Brightspace. If not, enrol the missing students in Brightspace. An exam ticket gives students the right to participate in an exam. Some students who are enrolled in your course are not registered for the exam. It depends on the programme your course is part of whether it is okay or not to give these unregistered students access to the exam. Ask your programme director in case of unclarity.
Prepare and fill a group for ‘All students who registered for the exam’ and a group for ‘Extra time students’. Use the ‘All students who registered for the exam’ for the restriction tab as a condition to get access to the Brightspace Assignment and the ‘Extra time students’ for assigning Special Access.
Once a user meets a release condition, the condition is cleared for that user and cannot be reset. For example, if you attach a release condition to an assignment requiring users to achieve more than 60% on a quiz before they can start that assignment, and one of your participants receives 72% on the quiz but you adjust their grade to 55% they will still be able to access the assignment because they did meet the requirement at some point.
During the exam, in case of technical issues, you can grant extra time to students with technical issues here. In case of large problems, you can change the general due / end dates.
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|Files allowed per submission
|Allowable File Extensions
|All submissions are kept
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|If you want, you can add a rubric which can function as an answer model for the exam. Cannot be changed once you start grading.
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|Check Hide student names during assessment to reduce bias.
To prevent fraud there are 3 ways to distribute different exam versions amongst students.
You can check student work for plagiarism in case students type their exams in a text editor (Word, Open Office), resulting in .docx, .pdf or .txt file extensions. This is not an option for hand-written assignments.
Check the Ouriginal page to see how to set this up. Using Ouriginal allows you to check assignments for plagiarism, grade them and give in-text feedback to students.
Do run a test with the entire exam with a colleague or student assistant, to spot and fix issues. You can change the timing. Use your sandbox to do this.
During the exam, you want students to be able to ask you questions about that one question that was open for multiple interpretations, that you did not see coming, even though you had your colleagues peer review your exams. There is no perfect communication platform available. You are suggested to either use email (and inform your students beforehand that they can reach you by email) and/or Brightspace Discussion Boards.
Click here to learn more about how you can write feedback on the students’ exams in Brightspace. You can add text, or use a table to add hand-written text to the students’ pdf.
In case you are working with typed answers and you are using Ouriginal, go over the similarity reports to check for overlap with other students’ work. Grading in Brightspace Assignments (see here) is allegedly more grader friendly.
Click here to learn more about how to develop Brightspace rubrics and see the example below on how you can use them to grade exams.
You can use a test result analysis to analyze if there are indications to adjust the answer model. See the reader for UTQ ASSESS for more information.
After scoring all individual exams, and doing a test result analysis, you can publish the exam results and annotated exams. Make sure to make the grade visible, so that students can access their grade. Publish an announcement, including the procedure to ask questions and/or discuss issues in the grading and/or file complaints.
Students can find their annotated exams under the ‘assignment’ tab at the top of the Brightspace page.
Sometimes you want to split your class into two or more groups and give each group a different version of the exam. If you use Brightspace Assignments there are 3 ways to do this. Also, there are some generals things to take in account. Please read them below.
The easiest way to distribute different versions of exams is to make groups for those different versions. After you have made the groups, you make an assignment for each version and then use the release conditions of the assignments to make sure each assignment is released to only one group.
Follow the steps below to use this method:
A slightly more advanced way of distributing different versions of exams is by creating different group categories per exam version, and within these categories make one group per student. After you have made the groups, you make an assignment for each version and then use the release conditions of the assignments to make sure each assignments is released to only one category.
Follow the steps below to use this method:
If you do not want students to see the group to which they belong, you can use this work-around. First, create a grade item that you set to be hidden. Then, give the students a grade for this Grade Item – the grade represents the version of the exam that the students get. Once you have inserted the grades, create an assignment for each version, then use the release conditions of the assignments to make sure each assignment is released to students that have a certain grade on a certain grade item.
Make sure that the grades are not changed after the release condition is set, before or during the exam. When you need to change grades in the hidden grade items: delete the release conditions and make new ones. If a student has met a certain release condition once, he/she will keep the rights to see the assignment linked to these release conditions; even if the grade has changed afterwards.
Do not ‘recycle’ hidden grade items.
This is a work-around, so it is not all that logical and straightforward. If you need help, please contact Brightspace Support.
The result will look like this: