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Final Exam Success Strategies for Instructors

Prepare Now

To make sure your exam administration is secure and successful, review the OIT Instructional Support documentation and tips to create an organized and productive exam experience for yourself and your students. 

Tools for Exam Creation and Administration 

Akindi Importer – create your exams from a Microsoft Word document 

Testing Accommodations*, including extra attempts, additional time, and manually unlocking quiz attempts. *This link opens the Instructure Community Hub. 

Setting Up Proctorio 

Provide an Exam Roadmap for Your Students 

Make sure your students know the plan for your exam administration well in advance with as much detail as you can share. Consider posting an Announcement to Canvas with all the details about your exam. Consider including the following information: 

  • Date and time of the exam 
  • Format or question types that students can expect 
  • Topics to be covered 
  • When students with accommodations or alternate testing plans can expect to hear about their administration details 
  • Academic integrity expectations, including allowable resources or materials during the exam 
  • Plans for how students should communicate with instructors if questions arise during the exam