2009 Canadian e-Learning Conference Program

Using Respondus Applications to Increase Use of Online Assessments

Session Title: Using Respondus Applications to Increase Use of Online Assessments

Time & Date: 11:50 A.M. – 12:35 P.M., Thursday, June 18, 2009

Location: Rm. 261, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC)

Session Description: This session will demonstrate how to use Respondus applications to increase instructor use of assessment tools in course management systems.

With Respondus 4.0, instructors can import existing questions from MS Word (including images) and publish an assessment directly to their CMS. Respondus includes a powerful editor, making it possible to generate print and online assessments from the same file and convert exams from other course management systems.

Respondus LockDown Browser creates a locked testing environment within a CMS. When an assessment requires Respondus LockDown Browser, students can’t print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications during the test. When an online assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.

With StudyMate Class Server, instructors and students create study materials in a collaborative, web-based environment. Simple templates are used to enter items, such as facts from lecture or glossary terms. Students can then view the materials using self-assessments or interactive learning activities. StudyMate Class Server creates a social learning environment that is fun and engaging.

Conference Stream: Learning & Teaching

Session Format: Collaboratory

Presenter: Elizabeth Fong

Presenter Bio: Elizabeth Fong is a Senior Account Representative with Respondus, Inc., and is based in Vancouver. Prior to joining Respondus, she spent five years with WebCT (now Blackboard) in a customer service role. Elizabeth works extensively with higher education and K-12 institutions throughout Canada and has deep knowledge of how assessment applications integrate with course management systems.

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