Designing questions


To ensure equivalence for students studying remotely all coursework assessments must be the same for all enrolled students and must be able to be completed remotely and submitted electronically. It is likely that some assessments may need to be completed in an open book format, with the specific questions within the assessment being designed to test deep learning, and avoid/minimise content recall.

While the online environment may invite an open book approach, you may still wish to categorise your assessment depending on the resources you would like students to utilise and access during the assessment period.


Where a student is approved special conditions and requires a reader, but one is not available or appropriate, teaching staff should record an audio file of the question by following these guidelines for recording audio media. Student Disability Services advise teaching staff of any students in their courses with approved special conditions.

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