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University of Calgary Calendar 2020-2021 Academic Regulations G. Examinations and Tests G.1 Scheduling of Tests and In-Class Assessments
G.1 Scheduling of Tests and In-Class Assessments

Tests and in-class assessments must be scheduled within regular class time except in those special cases where prior approval has been obtained from the Dean of the faculty offering the course.

Mid-year tests for multi-term courses must occur during the final examination period scheduled by the Registrar, except:

  • mid-year tests that are take-home, oral, or project-based
  • mid-year tests in the JD, MD, DVM and graduate programs in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Fall/Winter/Summer Term: In-class assessments carried out during the last 14 calendar days of classes (as defined in the Academic Schedule) may not total more than 15 per cent of the final grade, except in the case of laboratory or oral testing, presentations or summative projects/papers.

Spring/Summer Intersession: In-class assessments carried out during the last 7 calendar days of classes (as defined in the Academic Schedule) may not total more than 15 per cent of the final grade, expect in the case of laboratory or oral testing, presentation or summative projects/papers.

In all Faculties/Schools, in-person assessments may not be held on non-instructional days (e.g., fall or winter breaks) or after the last day of classes indicated in the academic schedule.

Scheduling of Online Tests and Assessments

Due to the blended and online format for courses scheduled for the Fall 2020 term, the following are to be used for tests and timed assessments during the term.

Online tests and/or timed assessments must be completed and submitted within the scheduled course times, except in those special cases where prior approval has been obtained from the Dean of the faculty offering the course. For courses where all components are offered online, tests and timed assessments are to be completed online. For blended courses with both online and in-person components, assessments are to be completed in the modality they are offered (i.e. in-person course components can offer in-person assessments, online components offer online assessments).

Mid-year tests for multi-term courses, if planned, must occur during the final examination period scheduled by the Registrar, except:

  • mid-year tests that are take-home, oral, or project-based
  • mid-year tests in the JD, MD, DVM and graduate programs in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Assessments carried out during the last 14 calendar days of classes (as defined in the Academic Schedule) may not total more than 15 per cent of the final grade, except in the case of laboratory or oral testing, presentations or summative projects/papers.

Timed Assessments for Online and Blended Courses

In addition to the above, the following regulations apply to online tests and timed assessments administered within D2L or other approved university platforms.

  • Tests and timed assessments must be designed to be completed during the duration of the class time (e.g. a 50-minute class would have a test designed to take no longer than 50 mintues to complete).
  • Tests and timed assessments must be set up to include an additional time extension of 50 per cent of the test/assessment duration to allow for any technology issues that may arise (e.g. a 50-minute timed test would be set up to allow for 75 minutes to complete)
  • Students must have the option to start a test or timed assessment at a time that best suits their situation within a 24-hour time period.
  • The due time for all assessments and any technology requirements for timed assessments must be indicated in the course outline.
  • The timing, location, and modality of assessments in a course must be clearly articulated to students in their course outlines.