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How to create an electronic exam in MyCourses?

MyCourses has two three activity types that are mainly used for electronic examination purposes. The activity types are Quiz, Turnitin Assignment and Turnitin traditional Assignment.

Before creating an electronic exam, make sure that you have a workspace for your exam in MyCourses. If you do not have a workspace, you can request an exam workspace by filling and submitting the form: Request for a MyCourses exam workspace.

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MyCourses offers to use Turnitin Assignment as a time-limited electronic exam. Turnitin Assignment can be used when students need to write essays in exams, or when students do an exam by hand on paper and submit photos or scanned versions of their exam answers.The benefits for using Turniting Assignment is that a teacher can use Turnitin Similarity Report to notice possible plagiarism in students' possible plagiarismassignments, to annotate students and leave voice comments to students' work assignments (text/picture).

Please find instructions on how to create Turnitin Assignment as an exam.

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  • If you need to grant time extension for some students or groups in Turnitin Assignment, open the assignment →  view all submissions → find the row for the student who needs the extension → edit →  grant extension.

Activity type: Traditional assignment

Assignment allows students to submit work to their teacher for grading. The work may be text typed online or uploaded files of any type the teacher’s device can read. Grading may be by simple percentages or custom scales, or more complex rubrics may be used. Students may submit as individuals or in groups.

Please note!

  • If you need to grant time extension for some students or groups in Turnitin Assignment, open the assignment →  View all submission → Find the row for the student who needs the extension → Edit →  Grant extension.

Other exam types: oral exams via Teams video call

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