PROJECT

Digital assessment

Large-scale assessment, different question types and use of multimedia

Radboud University has everything it needs to administer exams digitally. This provides us with options, because digital assessment is in line with students’ experiences and is a great match to what programmes wish to assess. As a lecturer, you can choose between various question types and utilise multimedia. Digital assessment is possible for up to 950 participants. An added value is that it takes less time to mark.

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What’s in it for you?

  • Easily organised large-scale assessment (up to 900 participants)
  • Spend less time marking
  • Use different question types and utilise multimedia
  • Essay questions: easier to read, more structured
  • More in line with the practices and preferences of students

Facts and figures (2016-2019)

10% digital assessment

10,000+ participants

20 different question types

1,044 Chromebooks

1,044 computer mice

250 headphones

Explore the possibilities of digital assessment

Testing writing skills

Bram de Jong (Radboud In'to Languages) explains how you can digitally test writing skills.

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Testing audio clips

Marit Monteiro (History) shows how she digitally tests academic skills and source materials.

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Testing mathematics

Jana Vyrastekova (Economical theory) explains how she digitally tests mathematics.

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Testing programming

Bram Daams (C&CZ) shows how a digital programming test is organised.

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“The connection between the statistics platform SOWISO and Cirrus saves me a lot of time and makes things more efficient”

Jana Vyrastekova – Assistant Professor in Economic Theory and Economic Policy

The road to completion

2015/2016

The demand for digital assessments is increasing

The goal was to obtain assessment software that is uniform and flexible in procurement

Fall 2016

Digital assessment project sets off

Compiling wishes and demands for software and devices

April 2017

576 Chromebooks are supplied in 16 carts

Filling up an entire gym

May 2017

Installing a secured WiFi network at sports centres and gyms
Many tests are conducted to guarantee a stable internet connection

December 2017

Tender process is concluded

Cirrus Assessment is granted the contract for supplying the assessment software

2017/2018 2nd Semester

First digital assessments are carried out

First use of Chromebooks and software

Spring 2018

User support is set into place

Faculty coordinators are appointed and trained

Summer 2018

360 additional Chromebooks are supplied

September 2018

First examination periods with digital exams

140 courses carry out digital assessments throughout the academic year 2018/2019

May 2019

Digital assessment becomes a RU facility

Large-scale digital assessments are now possible

August 2019

108 additional Chromebooks are supplied
We can fill two entire gyms with all the Chromebooks

Academic year 2019/2020

Digital assessment keeps evolving
The expectation is twice as many digital assessments