Switching to Online Exams in a Hurry

Like many instructors, Dr. Louis Levy of Baker University abruptly moved all of his courses online this spring. The largest hurdle he faced transitioning to an online environment was giving tests online with integrity. Considering the changing time demands his students were facing, he wanted tests to be available for several days, but for students to have only 60-75 minutes to take exams once they started. Additionally, it was important for him to write his own questions using LaTeX.

Hawkes’ Question Builder tool helped make this transition possible, and the LaTeX integration was easy to use. In this discussion, Dr. Levy will briefly go through the Hawkes Question Builder tool and demonstrate his experience creating questions with a few examples from his College Algebra and Calculus 3 courses.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Louis Levy is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science at Baker University. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park and his M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from North Carolina State University. Dr. Levy utilized the Hawkes platform for his College Algebra and Calculus 3 courses this spring.