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Large Group Online Testing via Wifi
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We have a contingent of faculty who would like to give their midterms and final exams in large lecture halls (250 student classes) with our online testing unit via Wi-Fi. We (IT) have cautioned that we believe this is a recipe for disaster because of all the students trying to access the same site at relatively the same time, but we're wondering if anyone has accomplished this.
The driving force for this is quicker feedback on the exams to the students. We have suggested Scantron forms that could be graded quickly and posted to the online grade book, but the faculty are pushing for a technology solution. ( I should mention that this ia a 40-50 questions multiple choice test, so Scantron is definitely an option.)
Any advice/comments would be welcome!
Thanks in advance --
Director of Information Technology
Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD 21025