Student Academic Ethics and Proctor Signature Options in the Quiz Generator
At the the request of a focus group of faculty and the Office of Academic Integrity at the School, two new options have been added to the setup of exams in the Quiz Generator in CoursePlus.
First, you can now require that a student sign their name to an academic ethics statement as part of a quiz. The academic ethics statement, developed by the Office of Academic Integrity, appears at the top of the quiz and reads:
With my typed signature below, I pledge that the following assessment was completed in accordance with the applicable Academic Ethics Code of my Institution.
I have neither given nor received aid in completion of this assessment, nor used any course or other materials, unless specifically authorized by the Instructor.
Previously, some faculty added a single question to their quiz that asked the student to sign their name to an academic ethics statement written by the faculty. That question would then be excluded from scoring. This is now possible via a single choice in the exam setup, with no additional work on the part of the faculty. Faculty are, of course, still free to create their own academic ethics exam question if they prefer language different from what is provided by the Office of Academic Integrity.
Second, for exams that use proctors (and therefore require a password), you can now require that the proctor signs their name and enter their job title before a student submits their answers to an exam. The statement that the proctor agrees to, approved by the Office of Academic Integrity, reads:
With my typed signature below, I certify that the examination has been completed in my presence and in accordance with the instructions provided.
If either of the above options are selected in the exam setup, the student signature or proctor signature as entered by the student or proctor appears at the top of the faculty view of an individual student's responses to the exam.
We hope that these additions to the Quiz Generator will make administering your online exams a bit simpler, and encourage students to more strictly adhere to the School's academic ethics policy.
If you have any questions about these additions, please contact CTL Help!