Final Exams

Design Exam to Be Open-Book

Use the Canvas Quiz tool to create a timed exam that can be done open-book or in collaboration with others. Advice for Open-Book Assessment in Quantitative Courses from Rutgers University.

Minimize Opportunities for Cheating

Write additional questions, use Canvas question groups to randomize the questions and question order. Also, insert more open-ended questions, including ones that ask students to describe their process or thinking for arriving at an answer. For more ideas, see Canvas Quiz Settings to Maximize Exam Security.

Communicate Expectations for Academic Integrity

Make academic integrity, collaboration and open-book expectations clear in the exam directions. Ask students to sign and submit an integrity commitment before the exam takes place, or create a first or last question within the exam itself asking them to commit to your integrity expectations.

Verify Student Identity, if necessary

If your accrediting body or other needs require it, Proctorio (the University’s online proctoring software) is available to verify student identity and monitor them while taking an online assessment. Because this tool has substantial technical requirements for students and a learning curve for instructors and students, we only recommend using this if there is another strong instructional need.