Center for Faculty Innovation

Cheatproofing Your Tests Through Design (Online Workshop)

Wed, 2 Dec 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This online workshop will be offered on Tuesday, 11/17/2020 from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, and Wednesday, 12/2/2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM. Register for either using the link below.

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With increased worries about academic dishonesty in online learning environments, many institutions and instructors have been turning to technological solutions to control undesirable student behaviors. Yet solutions like Lockdown browsers and AI proctoring are problematic because they are discriminatory and inequitable, they invade student privacy, and they go against what we know about the science of learning. Does this mean we need to despair? No! We can, instead, focus on selecting and designing assessments so that cheating becomes not only difficult, but also less desirable from a student’s perspective. As finals loom, join colleagues to learn more about and consider how to apply such design options.


Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Identifying ways to making tests cheatproof; and
  • Applying strategies to their own test design.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes:

  • Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor;
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices;
  • Creating assignments and/or courses that support higher-level learning (deep learning);
  • Designing and offering courses or curricula that align learning objectives, assessment, and learning activities; and
  • Articulating how current pedagogical choices reflect disciplinary norms.


Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only. If you are a graduate student or administrator and would like to attend, please sign up and leave a note at the end of the survey.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in the registration survey. You may also reach out to us personally at Tiffany Runion, or (540)860-0524.

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