Clemson Online Resources for Online Exams

September 11, 2020

Never administered an exam online? Have concerns about academic integrity in online exams? Don’t know where to start? Clemson Online has resources to help! 

Use Canvas

Canvas has the functionality to create and administer online exams. Canvas Quizzes give instructors the ability to create several types of exams including many question varieties. Watch this video for a quick overview of creating and using the Quizzes feature in Canvas: Creating Quizzes in Canvas

Encourage Academic Integrity

While online exams can feel like an easy route for dishonesty, there are several best practices and tools to help encourage academic integrity. Review our Best Practices for Online Exams. Watch this video for an overview of Canvas Quizzes and Academic Integrity Tips including remote proctoring options: Online Exams in Canvas

Additionally, you may want to consider one of our supported remote proctoring solutions. For more information and a comparison of our supported systems, please visit our Compare Clemson Proctoring Solutions webpage. If you choose to use a proctoring solution, we highly recommend creating a practice quiz or encouraging students to visit and complete the steps for the appropriate practice quiz.

Common Exams

If you and/or your colleagues are giving common exams online, please send an email at least a week in advance to with the exam date(s), time(s), and anticipated number of students taking the exam. Additionally, please include if you are using any proctoring tools such Respondus Lockdown Browser, Monitor, or Remote Proctor Now.

Upcoming Clemson Online Events

  • Clemson Online will continue to host virtual Academic Continuity Drop-Ins throughout the fall semester!
  • Quick Hits: Jump in these short and informative discussions on tips to increase effectiveness and efficiency in your current teaching practices and courses. These 30 minute sessions will be available live through Zoom and recorded to be viewed later.
    • Sept 17th: What’s New in Zoom
    • Oct 1st: Using groups in Canvas

Join our meeting space in Zoom at 12:30 PM. Please register at Tiger Training.

  • Canvas Workshops – Want to know more about Canvas? Grab your lunch and join us virtually at one or all of these workshops from 12pm to 1pm!
    • Sept 22: Grading in Speedgrader
    • Oct 6: Canvas Assignments (Types and Options)

Sign up by clicking on the date(s) above or in Tiger Training (you can only sign-up for one session at a time).

  • Tigers Teach – aims to empower instructors with short talks on teaching issues and trends. This 20 minute talk followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. Grab your lunch and join us virtually in Zoom from 11:30pm to 12:00pm on October 13th as Dr. Andy Mount discusses the art of mentoring young researchers. Please register for this event at Tiger Training.
  • CONCERT – This five-week asynchronous and interactive course is intended for faculty teaching or developing courses online. This session begins on October 13th, so please sign-up before this date. The course is designed for anyone wishing to refresh or learn for the first time online teaching. Once enrolled, you will receive an invitation to the Canvas course prior the start date. Please visit Tiger Training to sign up.
  • Check out the Faculty Resource Center for Online/Blended Planning: Use the self-enroll link to access the Faculty Resource Center in Canvas which includes videos, guides, and information about the new classroom video/audio technology:

For more information and the full Fall Semester Events Calendar, please visit Clemson Online.

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