Final Exams & Assessments

Online Midterms & Exams


We ask all faculty administering a final assessment through the Moodle (ACORN) system (quiz, assignment, etc.) within the term to complete the examination information form. This form includes the option for you to upload and request the LTID team to input the exam on your behalf. This information will allow us to provide assistance and monitor our systems with our colleagues and provide support for you and your students. When submitting multiple-choice questions, please use the AIKEN format.

  • We require a minimum of five business days prior to the date of the midterm/final exam.
  • The form collects information regarding any accessibility accommodations for students, please be sure to include this information when completing the form.


Mixed Delivery Exam Considerations

  • For those instructors that have chosen to have an online exam during the examinations period (December 13th - 20th, 2020) you will need to respect the exam timetable. This is necessary to avoid time conflicts for students who are writing exams. We strongly recommend an extended exam window centred around the existing exam time. This would allow for both accessibility access and geographic differences.
  • Take-home examinations may be used for any course, providing the student is allowed the entire examination period to complete them, and that the completed examination is submitted to the instructor on or before the last day of the regularly scheduled examination period.

Planning Your Assessment

Online Office Hours and Workshops

Feel free to drop into our online office hours for discussion with our team and your colleagues Mon - Fri, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

ACORN (Moodle) has many features to lessen the threat of academic integrity violations. We will be offering online workshops to introduce these options and provide an opportunity for discussion. Upcoming workshops can be viewed here.

Logistics Planning and Important Supports

If you have entered your own online quiz or final exam into ACORN, we recommend you attempt the examination or ask a colleague to attempt the exam to ensure there are no issues with prior to the examination.

  • Please provide students with sufficient information on how to communicate if they are having issues and let them know what your expected response time is based on your workload/other exams.
  • ALL times in Moodle (ACORN) are presented in the ADT time zone. If you have ANY assignments, quizzes, or other activities that are time-sensitive, please make your students are aware that Moodle does not adjust its times to their location.