Examity - Adding an Exam to Examity (Instructor)

Before using Examity, please contact instructionalcontinuity@provost.wisc.edu with “Examity” in the subject line to discuss important considerations around piloting the tool.

This document describes, for instructors, how to add a Canvas quiz or LTI assessment as an exam to Examity for online, automated proctoring, and discusses important considerations for using Examity.

Adding Canvas Quizzes to Examity

After you add and click on the Examity link in your Canvas course, all Canvas quizzes in your course will be automatically populated in the Examity interface during an overnight process. Because of this, please make sure to have your Canvas quiz shell created in Canvas at least one day before you expect students to take their exam. To ensure your students cannot access the exam content without first going through Examity, you must enable the Require an access code option in your quiz. This password will be added to Examity during the overnight process. Examity will also pass the password back to Canvas for your students when they are starting the exam, so do not share the password with your students.

Option to require an access code in Canvas

Note that Canvas quizzes are referred to as “exams” in Examity. If you need assistance, please reach out to UW-Madison's Examity support email UWMadisonSupport@examity.com.
  1. If you have not already done so, add the link to Examity to your course module as outlined in Examity - Enabling Examity in Canvas (Instructor). You only need to do this once per course.
  2. Click on the Examity link in your Canvas course. 
  3. Click Load Examity Service in a new window. When you do this, the Examity user interface will open in a new tab. Doing this will activate your course in Examity.
    Load tool in a new window highlighted
  4. Once in Examity, click on the Exams tab.
  5. Click the name of the exam you would like to review.
    Exam tab in Examity
  6. Because all of your Canvas quizzes will be imported into Examity, you may need to open Examity to review your list of exams and delete the ones you don't want proctored. Please note that removing the exam from Examity does not remove the quiz from Canvas. To do this, follow these steps.
    • Click on the name of the exam you'd like to remove from Examity, and click the Delete Exam button. 
      Delete exam highlighted
    • Click Yes to confirm that you want to remove that exam from Examity. 
      Delete exam confirmation
    • If you accidentally delete an exam, please send an email to UWMadisonSupport@examity.com. Be sure to indicate that you need the exam recovered, and include your course name and the exam title.
  7. Confirm that all of the details in your exam are accurate in Examity. Please note that Examity does not pass back to Canvas any changes you make to the exam in Examity. Therefore, if you make any changes in Examity, you must go back and make the same change in Canvas. After each change, click Save Changes. In particular, please verify that:
    • the exam window and duration are what you expect
      • Note that the duration in Examity will not override any accommodations you have in place for students in Canvas.
    • the exam password in Examity matches exactly to the password in Canvas
      • Examity will pass the password back to Canvas, so do not share the password with your students.
    • the exam rules are set to reflect any allowed behaviors
    • you write out any additional instructions you want to share with students
      • You do not need to create instructions for reviewers, because UW-Madison only utilizes automated proctoring.
    • you upload any supporting documents, such as formula sheets, you want all students to access
This screencast walks through how to add a Canvas quiz into Examity for online proctoring.

Adding LTI Assessments to Examity

Because Examity adds students into the exam in its interface in an overnight process, please make sure to have your assessment shell created in Canvas at least one day before you expect students to take their exam. An LTI assessment includes assessments created in 3rd party assessment tools, including Atomic Assessments and Digital Learning Tools from publishers. If you need assistance, please reach out to UW-Madison's Examity support email UWMadisonSupport@examity.com.
  1. If you have not already done so, add the link to Examity to your course module as outlined in Examity - Enabling Examity in Canvas (Instructor)
  2. Click on the Examity link in your Canvas course.
  3. Click Load Examity in a new window. When you do this, the Examity user interface will open in a new tab. Doing this will activate your course in Examity.
    Load tool in a new window highlighted
  4. Once in Examity, click on the Exams tab.
  5. Click the New Exam button.
    Examity interface with new exam button highlighted
  6. Fill out the required information for your exam.
    • Select the correct course that will be taking the exam.
    • Make sure the Exam Name you create matches exactly with the name of the LTI assessment in Canvas.
    • Add information about Exam Window and Duration. This does not override any accommodations you have set up in Canvas.
      New exam interface
  7. Click the Next button.
  8. On the next page, fill in the required exam information.
    • Select the Security Level. Note that UW-Madison currently only has Auto Premium available for use.
    • Copy the Canvas link to your LTI assessment and paste it into the Examity Link to test box.
    • Enter an exam password to password protect your exam.
      • Examity will pass the password back to Canvas, so do not share the password with your students.
    • Determine whether or not you will allow students to upload a file. For example, if any of your questions require the student upload work or materials to the quiz, you should select the Yes radio box to allow file uploads.
      Second page of the new exam interface
  9. Click the Next button.
  10. On the next page, fill in the required exam settings information.
    • Take note of the exam environment requirements and be sure to share that information with your students prior to the exam.
    • Determine if you would like any additional rules to apply to the exam. For example, if you want to allow students to use a handheld calculator on the exam, select the Handheld calculator check box.
    • Fill out any special instructions you would like to share with your students or reviewers of the exam prior to them beginning the exam. Any rules you set will be shared with all test takers prior to taking the exam, but you may want to call out specific rules.
      third page of the new exam interface
  11. Click the Next button to complete your exam set-up.

This screencast walks through how to add an LTI assessment into Examity for online proctoring.

Editing Assessments

In general, you should finish making any changes to your exam in Canvas at least 24 hours prior to your students taking the exam. If you do need to make changes to your exam, please take the following into consideration.
  • Changes to the exam name, window, duration, and password in Canvas must be made at least 24 hours before students access the exam, otherwise the changes will not be reflected in Examity. 
    • If you make and changes to the exam name, window, duration, or password in Examity, you must also make the same changes in Canvas as Examity does not update Canvas settings.
  • Although changes made to exam questions, such as typo fixes or changes to correct answers, will be reflected immediately, you should aim to be done editing your exam at least 24 hours before your students start taking the exam. You should under no circumstances make changes to an exam after students have started taking it.




Keywords:examity, exam, online proctoring, academic integrity, adding, tests, test, adding an exam, quiz, instructor   Doc ID:99920
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2020-04-01 16:50 CDTUpdated:2020-05-08 12:16 CDT
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