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Teaching and Learning During COVID-19 VPTL Guidelines Web Resources

Exam and Syllabus Statements

A consolidated list of Syllabus Statements is provided below. These statements have been excerpted from the VPTL Guidelines.

Any questions regarding the exam or syllabus statements can be directed to vptl@queensu.ca 

A full PDF package containing all statements can be found here.

A full Word document containing all statements can be found here.


Exam Statements

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

Excerpted from the Guidelines for Remote Proctoring Tools

Instructors are encouraged to provide clear communication to students regarding departures from academic integrity and the related consequences. The following statement should be included at the beginning of each remote-proctored exam:

Departures from academic integrity include plagiarism, use of unauthorized materials or services, facilitation, forgery, falsification, unauthorized use of intellectual property, and collaboration, and are antithetical to the development of an academic community at Queen’s.  Given the seriousness of these matters, actions which contravene the regulation on academic integrity carry sanctions that can range from a warning or the loss of grades on an assignment to the failure of a course to a requirement to withdraw from the University.  In the case of online exams, impersonating another student, copying from another student, making information available to another student about the exam questions or possible answers, communicating with another person during an exam or about an exam during the exam window, or accessing unauthorized materials, including smart devices, are actions in contravention of academic integrity.


Syllabus Statements

Communication and Privacy

Communication and Privacy

Excerpted from the Guidelines for Remote Proctoring Tools

All students must be informed at the start of the course that the instructor will be using a remote proctoring tool. In addition, it is recommended that instructors also address the use of the chosen remote proctoring tool at the outset of the course, whether the proctoring will be live or recorded, and the importance of academic integrity with students.

The course syllabus must therefore contain the following statements for students:

The final exam and some tests/quizzes in this course will use remote proctoring provided by a third-party, cloud-based service that enables the completion of a proctored exam or test from an off-campus location, through onQ or Elentra. This online proctoring solution was chosen as part of the approach to maintaining academic integrity in online assessment. Precise details about how remote proctoring will be used in this course can be found in the “Getting Started with Remote Proctoring” content module in onQ or will be provided by the instructor.

When writing tests/exams using remote proctoring, you are connecting to the third-party service. Queen’s has conducted a privacy and security review of the services in accordance with Ontario’s privacy legislation.

You should also take measures yourself to protect your information by keeping your NetID password and challenge questions private, closing all applications prior to starting an exam/test, and ensuring your device is updated and safeguarded against malware.

For more information about remote proctoring, see the Student FAQs on the OUR Exams resource page for remote proctoring: http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/students/examinations/exams-office-services/remote-proctoring

Remote Proctoring

Remote Proctoring

Excerpted from the Remote Proctoring Syllabus Statements

Include this text in the course syllabus if a remote proctoring service will be used in this course:

The final exam and some tests/quizzes in this course will use remote proctoring provided by a third-party, cloud-based service that enables the completion of a proctored exam or test from an off-campus location, through onQ or Elentra. This online proctoring solution was chosen as part of the approach to maintaining academic integrity in online assessment. Precise details about how remote proctoring will be used in this course can be found in the “Getting Started with Remote Proctoring” content module in onQ or will be provided by the instructor.

When writing tests/exams using remote proctoring, you are connecting to the third-party service. Queen’s has conducted a privacy and security review of the services in accordance with Ontario’s privacy legislation.

You should also take measures yourself to protect your information by keeping your NetID password and challenge questions private, closing all applications prior to starting an exam/test, and ensuring your device is updated and safeguarded against malware.

For more information about remote proctoring, see the Student FAQs on the OUR Exams resource page for remote proctoring: http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/students/examinations/exams-office-services/remote-proctoring

Recording Synchronous (Live) Classes

Recording Synchronous (Live) Classes

Excerpted from the Remote Proctoring Syllabus Statements

The course syllabus must contain the following statement for students who require academic accommodations in their exams as authorized by QSAS:

To have your accommodations applied to a remote-proctored exam please follow the instructions for the course, as outlined on the QSAS website. Your exam accommodations, as authorized by your Letter of Accommodation, will be incorporated into your Examity/ Proctortrack exam session. Please note that exam accommodations that are uploaded for a specific exam are only visible to students once they begin their exam in the Exam Portal.

Academic Accommodations

Academic Accommodations

Excerpted from the Guidelines for Remote Proctoring Tools

The course syllabus must contain the following statement for students who require academic accommodations in their exams as authorized by QSAS:

To have your accommodations applied to a remote-proctored exam please follow the instructions for the course, as outlined on the QSAS website. Your exam accommodations, as authorized by your Letter of Accommodation, will be incorporated into your Examity/ Proctortrack exam session. Please note that exam accommodations that are uploaded for a specific exam are only visible to students once they begin their exam in the Exam Portal.