Open Access Assessment — PrairieLearn and the Computer Based Testing Facility

TitleOpen Access Assessment -- PrairieLearn and the Computer Based Testing Facility
Faculty/College/UnitScience
StatusActive
Duration1 Year
Initiation04/01/2020
Project Summary

Open and accessible assessment mechanisms and strategies are a core component of equitable and inclusive teaching at UBC (https://open.ubc.ca/ubc-senate-endorses-principles-for-digital- learning-materials-used-for-assessment/). The UBC Department of Computer Science proposes to pilot online, auto-graded student assessments via an open-source and freely available software tool called PrairieLearn (https://prairielearn.readthedocs.io/en/latest/). We will deploy this tool within a secure testing facility, providing a complete solution for delivering secure, robust, automated exams. The two components, PrairieLearn (PL) and the Computer Based Testing Facility (CBTF) will be developed incrementally and somewhat independently. The focus of this proposal is to support faculty as they migrate assessment content to the new, open software web platform (PL), and to create a campus community around its use.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2020/2021
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorCinda Heeren
Year 1: Funded Amount24,480
Year 1: Team Members

Cinda Heeren, Senior Instructor, Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Paul Carter, Professor of Teaching / Associate Head, Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Moyra Ditchfield, Director, Computing and Facilities, Computer Science, Faculty of Science