Computer Based Exams with TestReach

Eng, H. L., McQuilken, S., Ferguson, E. and Sherry, L. (2020) Computer Based Exams with TestReach. 13th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 25 Aug 2020.

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The School of Life Sciences is piloting a cloud-based assessment system, TestReach with the School of Veterinary Medicine from February 2019 to August 2021. The system supports the creation, delivery, marking, moderation, analysis, and reporting of assessments aligned to ILOs and course/programme competencies. The scope of this project is to use the TestReach system with selected formative and summative assessments whilst testing integrations with existing central IT systems, feasibility of the use of WiFi connectivity and IT equipment (including University laptops and BYOD) and reviewing suitable exam accommodation (e.g. PC labs, exam halls and off campus submission of assessments). The School has conducted three formative tests using a mixture of multiple choice, short answer, drawing and essay questions. The exams were marked automatically for MCQs or by markers online via the system. Results and feedback were returned to students either on-screen or as PDF files on Moodle. In this presentation we will share our early experience of using TestReach to create the questions, set up the exam papers and run the exams in a University IT cluster. We will also share the student evaluation of the system.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ferguson, Dr Eilidh and McQuilken, Dr Shona and Sherry, Dr Leighann and Eng, Ms Hooi Ling
Authors: Eng, H. L., McQuilken, S., Ferguson, E., and Sherry, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
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