Delivering remote assessments presents any number of challenges, from technical execution to academic integrity. We invite you to visit our collection of self-paced training related to designing and delivering effective assessments online in Canvas. The collection includes training on pedagogical design thinking that undergirds effective and valid assessment, strategies for using Canvas tools, considerations for providing feedback, and best practices for administering Canvas tests.
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Begin this Assessment Design & Delivery workshop
Proctorio is a fully automated online proctoring service that uses the Google Chrome browser to monitor student test-taking behavior. It offers students a secure and convenient way to take proctored exams online within Online@UT (Canvas); it does not prevent cheating entirely. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has adopted Proctorio as our online proctoring service provider to ensure the academic integrity of online exams.
With Proctorio, you can help preserve exam integrity in Canvas courses in three main ways:
After an exam, Proctorio’s algorithms automatically look over student recordings. You set the behaviors you want flagged as unusual activities by the algorithms. You and/or your teaching assistants then review the recordings and flags to determine whether any activity constitutes actual misconduct.
An Online@UT (Canvas) Proctorio support documentation site has been developed to familiarize faculty and students with Proctorio. Faculty will learn about best practices including wording for your syllabus. Faculty and students will learn how to get started with Proctorio, troubleshooting tips, and can review FAQs. We strongly encourage faculty and students to enroll in this site. You will need to log in with your NetID and Password.
Review the Proctorio support documentation.
Unicheck is a software resource designed to help students avoid plagiarism and improper citation. The software encourages original writing and proper citation practices by offering search and recognition functionality for similarities, citations, and references in texts. Unicheck cross-references submitted materials against documents stored in our institutional library, the Internet, open access repositories, and numerous published journals, newspapers, and magazine articles.
The Unicheck tool is available in all Online@UT (Canvas) course sites and does not require additional software. Through its similarity detection engine, Unicheck scans and verifies the originality of submitted files and delivers a detailed similarity report to both the student and the instructor.
After a student submits a document within a Canvas assignment, Unicheck will generate the Similarity Report that highlights all text segments that match Internet and Library sources and provides a list of matched sources. Clicking on any highlighted segment will reveal the corresponding matched source(s).
Please refer to this Unicheck Report Guide for more details on the design and functionality of the Unicheck Similarity Report.
For additional information regarding using Unicheck within Canvas, please visit the Unicheck section in the OIT Knowledge Base.