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2020 Webinars

Testing at a Post-Secondary Institution During a Pandemic
Originally Aired Monday, June 1, 2020

Presenter: Dr. Cindy James, Thompson River University

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on testing services in higher education. In most cases, testing centers have closed and/or transitioned to virtual services. Eventually testing centers will reopen, but how will testing services be provided during a pandemic? This presentation is designed to answer that question based on experience. Specifically, the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Assessment Centre resumed limited testing services at the beginning of May. To reopen, the Centre had to revamp its procedures in order to adhere to social distancing and other pandemic protocols. During this webinar, an overview of these changes and their impact on testing will be presented.

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DIY Online Testing in a Pandemic, Exam Creation, Administration, and Proctoring for Educators
Originally Aired Thursday, May 4, 2020

Presenter: David Foster, Caveon

Due to recent global events, remote learning and assessment have become critical factors in helping students to complete courses. Caveon is now offering educators at every level (including NCTA members) the free use of the exam development platform, Scorpion™, to move exams online, schedule them with students, and proctor them— all using their own resources.This DIY model integrates with popular LMS systems, takes surprisingly little time to implement, and suits the current learning models and economic conditions of present day and future educators. In the webinar, you’ll receive:
•    A high-level description of the free tools available to educators
•    Guidance on how to get started immediately
•    Basics of how to DIY your own online test creation, administration and proctoring
•    Highlighted features of Scorpion Pro (the paid version of the platform)

 


Online Testing in a Pandemic: How to Promote Academic Integrity and Achieve Valid Results

Presenters:
Donna McPartland, McPartland Privacy Advising LLC
Jarret Dyer, College of DuPage and President, National College Testing Association
Rachel Schoenig, Cornerstone Strategies, LLC and Chair, ATP Workforce Skills Credentialing Division
Ray Nicosia, Educational Testing Services

Going online is about more than the technology. It includes legal, privacy, and security considerations to help ensure that assessment results are valid and achieved with integrity. This session is designed by experts to help academic institutions as well as education and credentialing programs think beyond the online testing technology. Speakers offer a worksheet for evaluating technology capabilities as well as checklists for educators and program directors to use to create a robust, secure, and effective online test event.
This session is free and will be offered numerous times to reach those in need of this information. To ensure quality, the content will be recorded and then experts available after the session to engage in Q&A. Please feel free to share this.


How to Prepare For a Successful Pilot: Sharing a Proven and Repeatable
Process
Originally Aired Thursday, January 16, 2020

Presenter: Shawna Belleau, Director of Sales, Akindi

Before you invest in new technology, you want to determine if it’s the best solution for your organization. In this session, presenters will discuss how to prepare for a successful pilot—sharing a proven and repeatable process informed by first-hand experience piloting a web-based assessment software. Attendees will learn how to account for critical factors, like how to identify potential roadblocks and engage early adopters. This session will also answer specific questions, such as, “When should I coordinate a pilot?” and “How can I collect feedback data?” This step-by-step pilot guide will help attendees strategically plan and smoothly execute pilots, without unnecessary stress or costly mistakes.

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