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.
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
20 different question types
1,044 computer mice
Explore the possibilities of digital assessment
Testing writing skills
Bram de Jong (Radboud In'to Languages) explains how you can digitally test writing skills.
Testing audio clips
Marit Monteiro (History) shows how she digitally tests academic skills and source materials.
Jana Vyrastekova (Economical theory) explains how she digitally tests mathematics.
Bram Daams (C&CZ) shows how a digital programming test is organised.
“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
The demand for digital assessments is increasing
The goal was to obtain assessment software that is uniform and flexible in procurement
Digital assessment project sets off
Compiling wishes and demands for software and devices
576 Chromebooks are supplied in 16 carts
Filling up an entire gym
Installing a secured WiFi network at sports centres and gyms
Many tests are conducted to guarantee a stable internet connection
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
User support is set into place
Faculty coordinators are appointed and trained
360 additional Chromebooks are supplied
First examination periods with digital exams
140 courses carry out digital assessments throughout the academic year 2018/2019
Digital assessment becomes a RU facility
Large-scale digital assessments are now possible
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