4.4 Other Important Online (MCQ-type) Test Considerations
Support and operational considerations
There are extensive online instructions on the setting up of assessments and the use of Blackboard (see earlier section). It is not, however, possible for CELT, the Exams Office, or ISS to set up the tests or assessments on behalf of academic units.
Please note that module coordinators (or the appropriate academic staff responsible for the examination/assessment of the module) have full responsibility for producing and managing their tests (and other assessments/assignments) on Blackboard.
Only those with Instructor status on Blackboard can manage the process presented above and have access to the results.
We would recommend that care is taken in controlling access to the tests on Blackboard and that modules which currently have multiple instructors need to be particularly careful, and possibly consider agreeing on one key coordinator/instructor.
In normal circumstances, with on-campus examinations, lecturers are required to be available /contactable for questions that might arise and the examinations are monitored by invigilators.
In the current situation, there are no invigilator equivalents and the academic staff member responsible for the exam/assessment must be online and contactable by students if there are issues. They will be able to take the decision as to whether and when to switch to the back-up plan, and whether it is necessary to do so for individual students or the whole class.
It is not feasible to have additional separate support provision for individual exams (and those taking the exams) whilst the exam is live, unless the school is in a position so to organise.