Online Exams in In-person Classes: An Open Conversation on Accessibility, Flexibility, and Academic Integrity in the Age of AI

Event Date & Time

  • May 8, 2024
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description


This event is part of the 2024 Celebrate Learning Week, taking place from May 6–10, 2024.

Online examinations became a necessity during the quick transition to online learning in 2020. Following the return to the classroom, many instructors opted to resume traditional in-person examinations, often citing academic integrity as a primary concern. While in-person classes have more flexibility than online classes in regard to assessment modalities, there are myriad reasons to consider the continued use of online examinations even in this new era of AI with its complex considerations for academic integrity. Evidence shows that online exams are an accessible and flexible assessment modality that contribute to a more positive examination experience for many students, including reduced test anxiety, and benefits the whole teaching team with greater transparency in grading, a wide range of question formats allowing for diverse exams, and automated features for grading and feedback. In this session we will look at benefits and challenges of delivering online exams and explore techniques and best practices for mitigating intentional and unintentional academic misconduct that may arise.


  • Catherine (Katey) Kyle, Lecturer, Community, Culture, and Global Studies, FASS, UBCO

Note to Non-UBC Participants:

In order to register for this program, non-UBC faculty, staff, and students will need to create a UBC Basic CWL. To do this, please go to the CWL page and scroll down to the accordion tab that reads “Basic”. Follow the instructions there for creating and activating a Basic CWL, then please return to this page to register for the program.

This event will be hosted on Zoom.