Grading and Assessing Students in Virtual Environments

As courses move from a traditional classroom setting to remote instruction, instructors must consider alternatives to the traditional seated exam.  There are many options available, but please remember that changes to assignments, testing formats, and grading policies should be noted in an updated syllabus and shared with students.

Tip Sheet: Alternatives to High Stakes Objective Testing

Download the below tip sheet, compiled by University at Buffalo assessment experts, to learn about alternative strategies, activities, and resources to high-stakes objective testing. 

Accessibility in the Remote Classroom

While students are not required to disclose their disability to the institution, students should be provided contact information for your campus Accessibility Services Office and offered the opportunity to update their accommodation plan as needed. To that end, students may have difficulty obtaining documentation from secondary institutions and/or medical providers at this time. As such, instructors are encouraged create mechanisms to permit students to receive accommodations when documentation of the disability is not readily available. 

As you explore different types of distance/remote technologies, please consider the following:

Academic Integrity in Virtual Environments