As our semester wraps up, there are still a few FYIs we want to make sure you are aware of:

  • New CTAL web resource on Alternative Assessments. Over the past year, instructors at UD have increasingly sought new ways for students to demonstrate their learning without relying on exams. CTAL has compiled dozens of examples, organized by disciplinary categories, to help you find new and effective major assignments for your students. Check out our newest resource on Alternative Assessments. Not sure where or how to get started? Schedule a consultation with CTAL and they’ll help narrow down the list based on your learning outcomes. 
  • Zoom accounts at UD now have access to several exciting new enhancements: Authenticated Guest List, Language Interpretation, Live Transcriptions (closed captions), new in-meeting chat settings, and alert options. Knowing how to use these features will help you to better address the needs of your students or guests in your next Zoom session. Keeping your Zoom application up to date is important to take advantage of these new features and security updates. Learn more about these new enhancements and changes.
  • The UD Online Testing Center is open. Local students enrolled in online courses with live, proctored exams are asked to take their exams at the UD Online Testing Center rather than ProctorU. The UD Online Testing Center reopened in November 2020 according to UD’s social distancing guidelines. Online courses can request proctoring support by submitting a form for Summer Term 2021 and/or Fall Semester 2021
  • Synchronous Proctoring Options for Online Courses. The UD Online Testing Center offers some synchronous testing blocks for both in-person and remote proctoring (an in-house alternative to ProctorU) for online synchronous classes with 50 students or less. Contact the UD Online Testing Center (udonline-exams@udel.edu) if you are interested in this service.
  • LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor. The University of Delaware offers its faculty the use of LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor to aid in the proctoring of assessments directly from Canvas. LockDown Browser prevents students from accessing other websites or files on their computer when taking a Canvas Quiz while Repondus Monitor uses the student’s webcam on their digital device to record the duration of their Canvas Quiz. For more information please visit UD’s LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor website.
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