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Authentication of Students in Online and Distance Learning Courses

Overview

Last revised: 1/28/2021 by dtm

The purpose of this article is to guide the University community as faculty seek methods of verifying student identity in distance learning and online courses.  These guidelines were designed to meet NECHE accreditation standard 4.48 and Federal requirements under Sec.  602.17(g)of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Additionally, these guidelines are designed to meet Department of Homeland Security requirements for International Students in online and remote learning environments.

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Promoting Student Engagement in Your Online/DL Course

Last revised: 11/30/2020 by SW

Overview

The concept of student engagement has become somewhat an enigma as educators move to the online and distance learning (DL) realm. Many instructors find it challenging to maintain a similar level of engagement as their face-to-face classrooms. This article explores the various aspects of online student engagement that aims at delivering a clearer operational definition of engagement together with teaching tips for online/DL instructors.

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Collaborative (Group) Learning, Example Uses and Supporting Technologies

Last revised: 02/10/2021 by JP

Overview

Collaborative learning, also known as group learning, is an opportunity for students to develop higher-order cognitive skills; promote connection and community; innovate; and engage with different perspectives. There are a handful of UConn supported technologies that enable student collaboration in online courses. Beyond those, there are many applications that faculty can use for free or purchase a single-use educational license and integrate with their HuskyCT site via Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI). This article shares examples of both.

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Review Incidents in the Online Proctoring System

Last modified 07/02/2020 by DSM

Overview

Online proctoring enables online test taking within a controlled and monitored environment, thereby enhancing academic integrity. ProctorU is the online exam proctoring service that eCampus makes available to UConn eCampus online courses. ProctorU allows students with an adequate internet connection and computer to take live proctored online exams in remote locations (e.g., their place of residence). This post provides information on how to review incidents in the recorded sessions after exam sessions have been completed.

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Notify Students About Online Proctoring

Last modified 07/02/2020 by DSM

Overview

Online proctoring enables online test taking within a controlled and monitored environment, thereby enhancing academic integrity. ProctorU allows students with an adequate internet connection and computer to take live proctored online exams in remote locations (e.g., their place of residence).  This post provides examples of faculty to student communication, best practices/tips, and notes some of the potential problems of which to be aware.

PLEASE NOTE: ProctorU is the only available to courses that pay the Online Course Fee.  Distance Learning courses are NOT eligible to use ProctorU.  We recommend you consider Respondus Lockdown Browser with Monitor as an alternative.

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Request a ProctorU Faculty Account

Last modified 07/06/2020 by DSM

Overview

Online proctoring enhances academic integrity by enabling online test taking within a controlled and monitored environment. This post addresses setting up a faculty ProctorU account for use with your UConn eCampus designed online course(s).

PLEASE NOTE: ProctorU is the only available to courses that pay the Online Course Fee.  Distance Learning courses are NOT eligible to use ProctorU.  We recommend you consider Respondus Lockdown Browser with Monitor as a possible alternative.

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Prepare a HuskyCT Exam for Online Proctoring with ProctorU


Last modified 07/02/2020 by DSM

Overview

Online proctoring enhances academic integrity by enabling online test taking within a controlled and monitored environment. This post addresses setting up a HuskyCT exam for online proctoring.

PLEASE NOTE: ProctorU is the only available to courses that pay the Online Course Fee.  Distance Learning courses are NOT eligible to use ProctorU.  We recommend you consider Respondus Lockdown Browser with Monitor as an alternative.

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