Quizzes Writing meaningful instructions for online assessments can be a challenge. Review the following guidelines a Communication instructor uses in his courses and adapt for your own needs. __________________ Quiz information: how to prepare for each quiz To prepare for the quizzes, you will need to read the chapters and study the additional material provided - particularly the outline of course concepts sections. These concepts or course outlines are adapted from PowerPoint presentations used in Mr. Ziegler’s face-to-face classes. They will give you a summary emphasizing the most important concepts. Embedded in the outlines are markers which will refer you to the audio for each section. You can then go to the part of audio covered in each section if you need more information or clarification. Quiz and test security – read this important note on test security The following test security precautions are in place for the quizzes in SPC 3210 Contemporary Human Communication: 1. Test questions and response option orders are randomized. No student’s test is identical to that taken by another student. 2. Each test is designed to be open book because students taking the test cannot be directly monitored. However, the number of test items and the imposed time limit reduces the likelihood that students are simply looking up answers as they go. You will have 20 questions and 30 minutes to take the test. 3. You are permitted to take the test 3 times. Be advised that you will not receive the same test each time. 4. Test statistics are examined after every test to identify problematic items (too easy, too difficult, etc.) and these are replaced along with regular modification of the test bank. What if there is a system problem during the test? If you have computer or Internet problems during the test, submit a trouble report to Blackboard support ([email protected]) and cc your instructor. Only documented system errors will be accepted. NOTE: QUIZZES ARE TIMED TO CLOSE AT 11:55 PM ON THE SUNDAY IN WHICH THEY ARE DUE. NO LATE QUIZZES WILL BE ACCEPTED.