SCTE Webinar Series | June 5, 2020

In the second of three virtual panel discussions, the SCTE welcomes our panelists as they share reflections and insights on their remote teaching experiences in late Winter and early Spring, 2020. Below is a brief summary of the presentation topics and some key take-aways from the presenters. To view any or all of these sessions, please visit the related SCTE Sharepoint page to access the full Zoom recordings.

Alex Fisher – Instructor of Accounting
Hila Koren Cohen – Instructor of Operations Management & Information Systems
Linda Lakats – Instructor of Operations Management & Information Systems

Long-Duration, Open-Book, Take-Home Assessment using Textbook Software.

Alex Fisher | June 5, 2020 | View Zoom Recording

Alex Fisher talks about the challenges, logistics and lessons learned, in administering an online, long-duration, open-book, take-home assessment using textbook software, to 460+ students in an undergraduate core course comprised of nine sections. He details the assessment format, randomizing question pools, set-up time, preparatory student communication, and pre-programmed “honour statement”.

“In terms of academic integrity, it wasn’t a perfect world before and it’s not a perfect world now. Now we’re just moving forward and most of our students are excellent. They have integrity. The vast majority of them. And so those isolated cases, we need to deal on an isolated basis.” – Alex Fisher

Remotely-Proctored, Short-Duration, Scheduled Open-Book Exam and Time-Limited, Blended, on Canvas for Small Scale Courses.

Hila Koren Cohen & Linda Lakats | June 5, 2020 | View Zoom Recording

Together, Hila Koren Cohen and Linda Lakats coordinate two large-scale first- and second-year undergraduate core courses with multiple sections, reaching approximately 700 students.

In this presentation, Hila and Linda, describe their creative application of the various technologies, Zoom, Respondus Lockdown Browser and Canvas, to administer and remotely proctor online assessments of varying lengths, preparing their students via prior classroom quizzes, communicating technology protocols and system-testing prior to implementation.

“To prepare the students, we guided them to install the Respondus software and had them take a mock test in Canvas, to show them how to use the technology. The psychological effects on a person who doesn’t know anything about technology is that you have a certain resistance to adopting something new and you delay and delay and delay it. We tried to show the students how simple it is, and gave them multiple attempts to try it again and again just to be comfortable with the technology.” – Hila Koren Cohen

“We had a lot of learning to do to explore the tools to learn what they’re capable of, their strengths and weaknesses.” – Linda Lakats