Quiz — Honesty
One of the difficulties of online quizzes is the increased likelihood of dishonesty.
Be aware of potential cheating methods, such as printing and sharing questions, using coursebooks and materials, working with friends, or having someone else take a quiz.
Once you are aware of potential cheating, you can make better decisions about how you want to use Quiz.
Faculty have primary responsibility for upholding and enforcing universitywide principles of academic honesty and integrity and explaining clearly these principles including any qualifications which may be operative in the classes they are teaching. Links to UCI's Academic Honesty Policy and resources for dealing with violations can be found at http://honesty.uci.edu.
Some potential methods you may wish to consider to counteract cheating are:
Add an Academic Honesty Statement
Use timed quizzes
Use less predictable short answer or essay questions, rather than multiple choice
Randomize question order
Opt to NOT display the correct answers
Restrict the availability window to a smaller time frame
Have an in-class quiz occasionally, requiring an ID
Reserve a computer lab and supervise your students
Use online quizzes as ungraded diagnostic tools
Use Quiz scores as extra credit when entering them into GradeBook
Clearly online quizzes can present opportunities for students to cheat. However, talking to your students and taking some of the above actions can reduce the likelihood of dishonesty. There will always be students who will pursue dishonest routes in traditional or online instruction. The important thing is to be aware of potential cheating and proactive in your approach.
Real Life Examples
One instructor has let us know how he utilizes Quiz. He creates a short quiz for the week's reading, closing the quiz an hour prior to class. All students receive one point for participation, regardless of their answers. The results of the quiz assist him in deciding what information to emphasize during the lecture.
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Do you have any tips or tricks that have helped you successfully utilize Quiz?