Keep Teaching: Testing Strategies 


1. Untimed "take Home" test

     a) Teacher sends test via email.
          Students email completed test back via email. 

     b) Teacher uploads test as a file on Titanium.
          Students download test, complete and email backs as attachment to Teacher.

     c) Teacher uploads test as a file & creates assignment link for Students.
          Student uploads completed test on Titanium using assignment link. 


2. Timed Tests 

    A. Timed tests as a file. 

         i) Assign a time limit to 1a, 1b or 1c by:
                  1a  - provide time limit in email. 
                  1b - Teacher hides file when uploading to Titanium & unhide when file ready to release test. Students email test by deadline.
                  1c - Teacher hides uploaded file on Titanium & sets time restrictions when creating assignment link. Student uploads completed test on Titanium by deadline                                    using assignment link.

     B. Creating timed tests using Titanium's quiz feature.
         i). Create quiz. 
         ii). Create quiz questions. 


3. Strategies to Reduce Cheating in an online environment 

     a) Best Practices to reduce cheatingPDF File .

     b) Instructor proctoring via Zoom.

     c) If tests are sent via email/or posted for download, remember to modify test before next administration. 



  • Identify your new expectations for students: You will have to reconsider some of your expectations for students, including participation, communication, and deadlines. As you think through those changes, keep in mind the impact this situation may have on students’ ability to meet those expectations, including illness, lacking power or internet connections, or needing to care for family members. Be ready to handle requests for extensions or accommodations equitably.


  • Create a more detailed communications plan: Once you have more details about changes in the class, communicate them to students, along with more information about how they can contact you (email, remote office hours, etc.). A useful communication plan also lets students know how soon they can expect a reply. They will have many questions, so try to figure out how you want to manage that.