There are a number of best practices that can be deployed to prevent concerns about cheating in online testing. One best practice is that online testing should take place within a self-contained learning management system, such as eCampus or SOLE, for archival and tracking purposes. Tests should not be transmitted via e-mail or alternative communications portals due to the inability of WVU to track or monitor transmissions. Archival allows faculty to go back to assessments/assignments if a student would file a grade appeal. Tracking allows faculty to see the actions taken by each student, such as the time a student accesses the assessment and the amount of time spent on each question.
For Best Practices in Online Testing, faculty are encouraged to approach testing in new ways as suggested below.
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Remember testing is only one assessment of the learning process and not the only means for measuring learning. It is important to create tests based on learning objectives or what you want your students to learn.