Looking to Maximize Online Exam Security?

Looking to Maximize Online Exam Security?


Protect your online exams and foster an environment of greater academic integrity by using multiple security and design approaches.


Use Two Layers of Security as Best Practice

Layer A - Exam design

Leverage the ability of the LMS to customize exams by choosing two or three exam customization techniques in eLearn or iLearn

Layer B - Proctoring

Pick a proctoring type and set up either Respondus Lockdown Browser or Yuja for proctoring

Choose two, three, or more exam design techniques/tips from Layer A, and combine that with one of the proctoring methods from Layer B to achieve more secure online exams.


Layer A - Exam design techniques/tips for eLearn or iLearn 

Canvas eLearn Quizzes
  1. Create a variety of question types
  2. Shuffle questions
  3. Shuffle answers
  4. Use questions groups
  5. Shuffle questions within a question group
  6. Set time limits
  7. Show one question at a time
  8. Lock questions
  9. Use question types that are difficult to share
  10. Uncheck the "Let students see their quiz responses" box
Learn more about best these practices for exam design in Canvas (eLearn)
Blackboard iLearn Tests
  1. Insert Randomization Block Questions
  2. Specify the question set (or sets)
  3. Select question type(s) to include (e.g. multiple-choice, fill in, etc.)
  4. Select total number of questions to be pulled.)
  5. Set Timer
  6. Display one question at a time
  7. Prohibit Backtracking


Learn more about best these practices for exam design in Blackboard (iLearn)


Layer B - Proctoring methods

Respondus Lockdown Browser setup instructions
YuJa Proctoring Instructions

For use with Canvas/eLearn

For use with Blackboard/iLearn

Learn about YuJa proctoring



Video tips

Watch this video to learn more about combining online exam design thinking with proctoring to make exams more secure!


Additional tips

Learn more @ Teaching.ucr.edu/proctoring


YuJa Proctoring


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