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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Information for Final Exams

Planning for Exams

Planning for potential exam disruptions can give you and your students peace of mind when engaging in online exams. It is a good idea to plan at least one backup option to ensure all students can take the exam as scheduled, and minimize the number of deferred exams that are necessary.

Use this helpful guide for important things to look for before, during, and after exams.

Important: If you have not already done so in your class, be sure to schedule a practice exam using the tool(s) you have chosen to ensure students have a chance to correct any potential issues. Students experiencing issues should contact the IT Service Desk (servicedesk@dc-uoit.ca).

 

Troubleshooting

These troubleshooting guides provide quick tips to preventing or correcting small technical issues during exams. They can be used by faculty, instructors, TAs, and students. We encourage instructors to post the appropriate guides directly to the Canvas course module where the exam will be posted.

Resources

For Faculty

How to Export a Class Roster for Faculty Canvas Guide for Faculty  Respondus Lockdown Browser + Monitor Guide for Faculty  

For Students

Online Exam Checklist

Respondus Lockdown Browser + Monitor Guide for Students  Canvas Guide for Students  Guide for Uploading Written Work  

Practice Exams

It is highly recommended that you provide a practice exam for students that closely mimics your chosen exam conditions and technology. This might include:

  • Practice using Respondus Lockdown Browser + Monitor
  • Practice uploading written responses for certain questions

 Make this available as early as possible, preferably before the exam period begins.

Discouraging Cheating

Online proctoring tools such as Respondus Lockdown Browser + Monitor or Proctortrack can deter cheating by providing an online proctored environment. However, there are other ways to discourage cheating on exams and other assessments.

Resources

Provide alternative assessments  Increasing security in Canvas  Create a Question Bank  Randomize Questions with Groups and Banks

Time Accommodations

Some students require additional time on exams because of academic accommodations. It is important to remember that you will need to make these adjustments for the students in two locations in Canvas - on the Quiz Options page, and the Moderate This Quiz page. If instructors have questions or concerns about exams (or tests) they can contact sasexams@ontariotechu.ca

Resources

Adding Extra Time on a Quiz in Canvas

Marking

The submission deadline for Semester final grades is five calendar days after the last scheduled Final Examination in the Final Examination Period. Grades must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 10:00 a.m. on the fifth calendar day.

Use this helpful guide for important things to look for before, during, and after exams.

Resources

Students see their final grades in MyOntarioTech. This section also has information about Gradebook where students can see their individual marks for various assignments, quizzes, and other assessments in Canvas. 

GRADEBOOK OVERVIEW (VIDEO) 

Click here to access the Gradebook Overview transcript.

SPEEDGRADER OVERVIEW (VIDEO) 

Click here to access the Speedgrader Overview transcript.

Final Grades

At Ontario Tech, faculty and instructors may not post final grades before they are released by the Office of the Registrar. Please see the Hiding Final Grades resource for more information.

Resources

Hiding Final Grades Manually Entering Final Grades GRADE UPLOAD PROCESS IN MYONTARIOTECH