Discouraging Cheating in Online Tests

by Megan Hamilton, MATC

In online courses, where a student completes a test off-campus without instructor supervision, online tests must be considered as open-book tests because students often have access to a wide variety of information resources. Furthermore, students with a mobile device would still be able to take pictures of the test questions as displayed on the computer monitor. Faculty concerned about cheating in online testing are encouraged to consider these countermeasures when creating their tests in Blackboard.


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