Having trouble reading student writing on essay exams? Consider using electronic exams in Canvas next time. Today’s students are used to composing on a keyboard, so it no surprise their penmanship is not always legible. And because students are so comfortable with their laptops, it is likely they will compose higher quality writing during an electronic exam.

There are other benefits to using online exams in Canvas. The Speedgrader feature allows instructors to type responses more efficiently, providing substantive feedback when appropriate. Multiple choice and true/false type Questions are graded automatically and sent directly to the gradebook. Exams and grades are preserved for future reference—for example, the next time a student asks for a letter of recommendation. Electronic exams can replace Scantrons and Blue Books, saving faculty and staff a substantial amount of time.

LSA has also added a security feature to lock down the testing environment and preserve academic integrity.

To explore more about using exams in Canvas, please attend one of our Canvas Quiz workshops listed below, or contact an ISS consultant at 734.615.0099 or lsa-iss-ltc@umich.edu

Register for Canvas Quiz Workshop 10am-11am on December 1

Register for Canvas Quiz Workshop 2:00pm-3:00pm on December 5