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Assessment Continuity Preparation

Information and guidance on moving from exams to alternative forms of assessment.

Guidance has been published on the changes to the assessment of students during the COVID-19 pandemic which provides information about alternative forms of assessment. 

We have developed our guidance inline with the two alternatives to exams provided in this guidance:

  • An open-book assessment with a 48 hour window for submission
  • An open-book assessment scheduled for the same length of time as the original exam, plus an hour's allowance for submission.

These will allow standard typed submissions but also some courses may require handwritten submissions.  Information about how to set these types of assessments up is available from the pages below.  Our strategy is to keep the assessment format simple - to reduce the stress of students and staff (by using tools that may be familiar) and ensure that the processes are well supported despite the current uncertainty.  If you would like to request help, advice or training for your School, please contact us.

Online assessment – Standard typed submission

How to set up an open book take-home exam with a typed submission.

Online assessment – Handwritten submission

How to set up a short duration open book, take-home exam which may require handwritten submissions.