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Before examination in Canvas

This is a checklist for the examination of a course in Canvas. It is good to make sure you set the Gradebook correctly. If you want to transfer assessments in Canvas to grades in Ladok via the KTH Transfer to Ladok function, you need to use both the letter grade and KTH's grading scheme.

Use the examination room

For all types of activities in Ladok, examination rooms are generated in Canvas, where examinations can be carried out according to the examiner's wishes. The examination rooms are created with a common template to make it clearer for students and for easier handling of Canvas before the examination. The rooms are created with special sections for students with compensatory support so that it is administratively easier to know which students should have compensatory support, for example extra writing time. By using the examination room, many of the settings recommended below are already set. For examination with registration, the examination room is mandatory to use. More about Examination rooms in Canvas .

Publish in good time before the examination

Lock the information about the examination, but publish it and the room well in advance of the examination so that students before the actual examination can make sure that they can find their way to it and through the material. It is good to arrange an opportunity for students to test a version of what the examination will look like, for example how to submit their solutions. Also remember to only have visible the navigation choices in the left menu that are relevant to the student. If you use a structure with modules, students need to see "Modules" (Modules) and “Grades”. If you use a structure in assignments, they only need to see "Assignments” and “Grades”. It can also be nice to have a welcome page but it is not a must.

Set up the automatic handling of assessments

In the Gradebook settings (found under the gear in the upper right corner), there are three settings you need to make if you are not using an examination room. If you use an examination room, the settings are already adjusted. Read more about settings and handling of the assessment overview .

Set up anonymous assessment

There are two ways to set up anonymous assessment: in the settings for a task, or in SpeedGrader. It is recommended to activate anonymous assessment in SpeedGrader. This is to make it possible to see the status of the students' submissions in the assessment overview. If you choose to activate the function in a task by checking "Graders cannot view student names", the students' results will be completely anonymous, both in the assessment overview and in SpeedGrader. You can then, for example, not see who has submitted or if someone has submitted too late, etc. However, you can whenever you want, for example when the assessment is complete, tick the box and then see which student has submitted on time or not. Read more about using SpeedGrader for assessment .

Create material in Canvas

By following the guides linked below, you will get detailed step-by-step help to create your examination in Canvas.

First work in your sandbox

It is recommended to create the task / tasks in your sandbox. It can generally be good to always start the work with examination in a sandbox as there are greater opportunities to let colleagues give feedback and test the task so that it works as intended. When the examination assignment is complete and the examination room is created, you can easily move the assignment from the sandbox to the examination room. Read more about how to copy information between Canvas course rooms  or about how to import several tasks and their structure between Canvas rooms . If you want to create a sandbox, contact it-support@kth.se .

Examination with a Canvas assignment

  1. Create an assignment with good settings for assessment.
  2. Assess the student’s submission in the Canvas assignment.
    Assess documents in Canvas .

Examination with a Canvas Quiz

  1. Create a quiz with good question types (not step-by-step guides).
  2. Assess the quiz in Canvas. Assess results from New Quizzes in Canvas .

Examination with a randomized exam wording

  1. Create a quiz that pulls random questions for the exam wording.
  2. Create assignments for submission.
    Settings for examining assignments
  3. Assess the student’s submissions (can be scanned) in the Canvas assignment.
    Assess documents in Canvas .

Submission time

In Canvas, you can set a time for when the assignment must be submitted and another later time when an assignment is visible. Set the time limit for the latter to 30 minutes after the assignment is supposed to be submitted. Then it is still possible to submit, which can be good if some type of problem arises for the student. You will be able to see who submitted late. 

Plan for reporting the final grade

For clarity to the students, it is recommended that you use Canvas to weigh the assessments together for the final grade of the course. Check the extent to which Canvas can support the reporting of student results. Learn how to use the Grades function .

KTH Transfer to Ladok

In order for the results from the course to be transferred to grades in Ladok via the function "KTH Transfer to Ladok" (see course menu), both letter grading and KTH's grading scheme need to be used. Learn more about how KTH Transfer to Ladok works: Transfer grades from Canvas to Ladok

Inform the students

For digital examinations, it is extra important to inform the student about what the examination will look like. Look at the list of what can be good to inform students about  and choose what is relevant to your course. It is also good to arrange an opportunity for students to test a version of what the examination will look like, for example how to submit their solutions.

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