Digital Assessments in a World with GenAI: A Story of Hope and Salvation

Event Date & Time

  • December 12, 2023
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description


This event is part of the CTLT Winter Institute, taking place from December 11-15, 2023.

Though Generative AI has its place in the world of higher education, many instructors are not yet comfortable embedding this technology into their courses, particularly given the moral and ethical considerations around its use. In this session, we will sketch out a path for instructors of large undergraduate courses to make the shift from traditional paper-based assessments to digital assessments in a world with GenAI.

Somewhat ironically, the answer lies in technology itself: a dedicated computer-based testing facility (CBTF) with network filtered machines, an online scheduling system, and a trained proctor.

If this makes you even a little curious, come to our talk to see the results of a large effort to adopt a CBTF at UBC Vancouver in Computer Science.


  • Firas Moosvi, Lecturer, Computer Science, Department of Computer Science
  • Rose Loftus, Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Forestry
  • Mara Solen, PhD Student, Department of Computer Science
  • Nichole Boufford, MSc Student, Department of Computer Science

Please note this session will be held in-person at the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) Building.


2366 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1Z4