Digital Examination: An Overview

This article provides an overview of Digital Examination possibilities. Which tool might best suit your needs depends on a couple of things. For example:

  • Do you want to assess with open or closed questions?
  • Do you want to check on plagiarism?
  • Do you want to enable remote proctoring?
  • Are you going to evaluate the examinations with your colleagues?

Therefore, we highly recommend you to contact your Teaching Support team at your Faculty, before setting up a digital examination. They can help you plan and set up your digital examinations and give you advice on which tool you should use, based on your needs.

An Overview of Available Tools

Tool Question Types Suitable for vertical assessment (per student) with multiple markers? Suitable for horizontal assessment (per question) with multiple markers? Option to check for plagiarism? Option to enable Remote Proctoring? Are Grades being registered in Brightspace?
Brightspace Quizzes Open and closed questions No, except when you each evaluate a group of students.
No, except when you evaluate in separate time slots.
No No Automatically after publishing scores***
Brightspace (Turnitin) Assignments Only open questions No, except when you each evaluate a group of students.
No, except when you evaluate in separate time slots.
Yes No Automatically after publishing scores***
ANS* Open and closed questions
Yes Yes No Yes Only via import grades.
Remindo** Open and closed questions
Yes Yes Yes Yes Automatically after publishing scores***, provided that the Remindo examination link is approached from Brightspace via an External Learning Tool link.
Otherwise, only via import grades.

* ANS is only available for the Faculties of Archaeology, Governance and Global AffairsLaw and Science, due to license agreements.

** Remindo is only available for the Faculties of Humanities, Medicine (LUMC) and Social Sciences, due to license agreements.

*** Provided that there is an associated Grade Item.

Good to know!

Are you using Kaltura Live Room, or any other video tool to see your students on screen? Make sure to notify your students that they turn off their Power Save Mode. If they do not, they might get kicked out the meeting, if their computer goes to standy.

Some links on how to turn off Power Save Mode can be found here and here.