Academic Integrity and D2L

D2L Quizzes

D2L has multiple features to help mitigate academic misconduct. Yet, for courses that are put online last-minute some additional considerations need to be reflected in how you set up online quizzes. 

1. Randomize questions

Randomize questions for each student using the question library. For example, 20 questions for each student can be randomly selected from a library of 50 questions, giving each student a different set of questions. 

2. Randomize answer order

Use the randomize answer order for each question. Even though the answers options will be the same for all students, the order will be different.

3. One question at a time

Showing one question at a time is a good option to help students focus. Preventing backtracking is a D2L option but can also be a source of student anxiety as students are prevented from revisiting questions. 

4. Time limits

Set a realistic yet tight time limit which will require students to focus and work through the quiz relatively quickly, but not to create anxiety by rushing students through the quiz. 

5. Availability

Make tests available for a 24-hour time period to accommodate different time zones, student schedules and technical difficulties. For example, a quiz that takes 60 minutes to complete can be open for 24 hours. 

6. Submission view options

Hide all submission view options, so students do not see the questions and their responses. You can always release the quiz, student results, and correct answers at a later date. 

7. Timer

Show the clock to help keep students on time. 

More tips for online quizzes

  • Create a practice quiz with the same settings as the actual quiz to provide an opportunity for students to experience the technology and process. This will help reduce their anxiety about seeing the technology for the first time as a graded test. 
  • Have a back-up plan as some students might experience technology or internet troubles. Back-up plans include having students write a paper or complete another project. You can also release the quiz again or a different quiz to select students using the Special Access option.
  • Use frequent low-stakes quizzes.
  • When creating a new quiz, preview the test to identify any errors
  • Explicitly state academic integrity expectations, such as graded tests must be done individually.
  • When students submit the quiz limit the information provided back to them (eg. Do not show submitted questions and answers)

D2L Class Progress 

In your D2L course, under the My Tools menu, you will find Class Progress. Class Progress is a feature that shows you student activity in the D2L course such as content viewed, discussion posts, assignment submission and D2L login history. 

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