6 Things That You Need to Know about Online Learning and Exams

By Chris Fulton (CTLE)

After hastily transitioning to an online teaching environment, we find ourselves now preparing for what might be our first online exams. Here are excellent tips and insights from colleagues who joined online meet-ups in March, April and May.

Poll from meet-up: What do you think is the biggest challenge in teaching or assessing online?

Challenge #1: Engagement
1. Keeping students engaged in online learning environments is more complicated than in traditional classrooms, but one way to engage students is through online chat activities. Zoom, UMMoodle and WeChat offer chat tools that students seem more comfortable using to communicate and express themselves.

2. Another tip on how to engage students involves asking students, in advance of a class, to prepare to present or respond to guided questions during an online class. Colleagues participating in these online meet-ups found that guided questions provided in advance were an effective way to encourage participation.

Challenge #2: Academic Honesty
3. One excellent point was that to raise students’ awareness of the importance of academic integrity requires continually reminding students about it. Having students submit a declaration that they understand the university’s rules on academic honesty before and during an exam can help. Also, CTLE has prepared an online quiz on academic honesty, which aims to raise awareness of the rules at UM. That quiz can be taken by all UM students or instructors.

Academic Honesty Quiz 學術誠信小測驗 (2020)

4. It is essential to use the tools in UMMoodle to reduce opportunities for cheating. Veriguide or Turnitin should be used for written online exams. These two tools will save you time and automatically check students’ written work against sources from the Internet and other students’ texts. Online quizzes can also be set up to shuffle questions and answers and reduce opportunities for students to collude.

Challenge #3: Setting up UMMoodle for Exams
5. Using a quiz or assignment for an online exam requires changing a few settings. At the recent online events, quick start guides and tips were shared, and hopefully, these guides will save instructors time.

6. Conduct mock or trial exams so that students are more prepared for the actual ones. Students will need a chance to learn about how to complete online quizzes and assignments, and the settings for your exams may be different from those of your colleagues.

A special thanks to all the colleagues who took the time to join our recent six online events, particularly, Prof. Garry Wong, Prof. Katrine Wong, Dr. Alice Lee, Ms. Miranda Ma, Mr. Miguel Costa and Mr. Fernando Wong, who presented at these events.

Online Faculty Meetup & Training Series:

  1. Academic Integrity of Online Exams / Building Quizzes: Prof. Garry Wong (FHS), Dr. Chris Fulton (CTLE)
  2. Assignments, Veriguide and Attendance: Dr. Chris Fulton (CTLE), Mr. Fernando Wong (CTLE)
  3. Forums for Learning and Assessment: Prof. Katrine Wong (DCTLE/FAH), Dr. Chris Fulton (CTLE)
  4. Lecture capture with Zoom and Turnitin: Dr. Chris Fulton (CTLE), Dr. Alice Lee (FAH-ELC), Mr. Miguel Costa (FST)
  5. Quizzes in UMMoodle: Prof. Katrine Wong (DCTLE/FAH), Dr. Chris Fulton
  6. Cloze questions and Short-Answer Questions in UMMoodle: Dr. Alice Lee (FAH-ELC), Miranda Ma (FAH-ELC), Dr. Chris Fulton (CTLE)

Videos  (login required):
Academic Integrity of Online Exams / Building Quizzes
Assignments, Veriguide and Attendance
Forums for Learning and Assessment
Lecture capture with Zoom and Turnitin
Quizzes in UMMoodle
Cloze questions and Short-Answer Questions in UMMoodle

Academic staff are welcome to make an appointment 📅 with me, Chris Fulton (CTLE), for assistance with UMMoodle.


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Students who would like more information should pay close attention to their courses on UMMoodle. Video tutorials on how to use UMMoodle can be found at an ICTO page, A Distance Learning Quick Start Guide for Students.

Contact Points:
For teachers and students –


ICTO Help Desk
https://icto.um.edu.mo/help-desk-services/
Telephone: 8822-8600
Email: elearning@um.edu.mo

撰文:Chris Fulton博士(教與學優化中心)

各位老師匆忙過渡到在線教學環境後,大家現在可能為首次在線考試做準備,以下分享過去幾場在線聚會中,各位老師們的教學技巧和見解:

您認為在線教學或評估中,遇到最大的挑戰是什麼?

挑戰一、參與程度

  1. 學生參與在線學習的環境比傳統教室複雜,但學生通過在線聊天進行互動。Zoom,UMMoodle和WeChat提供了聊天工具,使學生更自在地交流和表達想法。(Zoom相關連結)(UMMoodle相關連結
  1. 另一個技巧是在上課之前,要求學生於在線課堂上做好準備,以便提出或回答指導性問題,同事們認為預先提供的指導性問題,能有效鼓勵學生參與。(相關連結

挑戰二、學術誠信

  1. 老師要提高學生對學術誠信重要性的認識,這需要不斷提醒學生;讓學生在考試前、考試中各提交聲明,當中表明他們了解澳大的學術誠信規則;此外為了提高對相關規則的認識,我們還準備了有關學術誠信的在線測驗,所有澳大學生或老師均可參加。(相關連結

學術誠信小測驗(2020)

  1. 使用UMMoodle中的工具來減低作弊的機會:Veriguide(相關連或Turnitin能用於在線筆試,它們能節省您的時間,自動檢查學生提交的答案,並以網上及其他學生的內容交替對照。還可以設置在線測驗,以隨機排列問題和答案,減少學生串通的機會。

挑戰三、利用UMMoodle設置考試

  1. 老師需要更改UMMoodle內一些測驗或功課的設置,來進行在線考試。過去的在線聚會裡,老師們分享了快速入門指南和技巧,希望幫助同事們節省時間。(相關連結
  1. 建議進行模擬考試,學生能學習如何完成在線測驗和作業,以便學生為真正的考試做好準備;每個老師的設置可以不一樣。

在此特別感謝所有參與在線聚會的澳大同事們和以下講者:黃值富教授,王嘉祺教授,Alice Lee博士,馬倩兒小姐,Miguel Costa先生和黃詠豪先生。

教師在線培訓系列活動一覽:

  1. Academic Integrity of Online Exams/ Building Quizzes: Prof. Garry Wong (FHS), Dr. Chris Fulton (CTLE)
  2. Assignments, Veriguide and Attendance: Dr. Chris Fulton (CTLE), Mr. Fernando Wong (CTLE)
  3. Forums for Learning and Assessment: Prof. Katrine Wong (DCTLE/FAH), Dr. Chris Fulton (CTLE)
  4. Lecture capture with Zoom and Turnitin: Dr. Chris Fulton (CTLE), Dr. Alice Lee (FAH-ELC), Mr. Miguel Costa (FST)
  5. Quizzes in UMMoodle: Prof. Katrine Wong (DCTLE/FAH), Dr. Chris Fulton
  6. Cloze questions and Short-Answer Questions in UMMoodle: Dr. Alice Lee (FAH-ELC), Miranda Ma (FAH-ELC), Dr. Chris Fulton (CTLE)

相關影片(需要登錄UMPass):

Academic Integrity of Online Exams / Building Quizzes
Assignments, Veriguide and Attendance
Forums for Learning and Assessment
Lecture capture with Zoom and Turnitin
Quizzes in UMMoodle
Cloze questions and Short-Answer Questions in UMMoodle

如有需要了解UMMoodle,歡迎聯絡本中心Chris Fulton博士(CTLE)

學生應密切注意他們在UMMoodle上有關課程的各種資訊,

也可以參閱ICTO〝學生遙距學習快速入門指南〞(相關連結

技術支援:

資訊及通訊科技部服務中心(相關連結

電話:8822-8600

電郵:elearning@um.edu.mo

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