Digital Assessment Tools

You are reading the 2022/23 Academic Calendar. The 2021/22 version remains in effect until 31 August 2022 and is available here

  1. No student shall be required to purchase access to a fee-based Digital Assessment Tool, including those sold as a Bundled Resource, for any UBC Okanagan course.
  2. Digital Assessment Tools may not be used for practice/mock questions, quizzes, or similar activities, including cases in which the activity does not directly count towards a student’s grade.
  3. The relevant Dean may grant an exemption to Sections 1-2 above on a case-by-case basis for a course upon appeal by the instructor for pedagogical reasons. Such exemptions must be reported to the Senate Academic Policy Committee on an annual basis by the responsible Dean.

    a. Instructors requesting such an exemption must normally do so no later than two (2) months before the start of the term in which the Digital Assessment Tool is to be used.

    b. When an exemption is granted, the cost of the Digital Assessment Tool may not exceed 12% of the domestic tuition for a 3-credit course and the weighting of assessment performed via the Digital Assessment Tool may not exceed 15% of the students’ overall course grade.

  4. The relevant Dean may grant an exemption to Sections 1-2 above on a case-by-case basis for a program upon appeal by the program Head or Coordinator for pedagogical reasons. Such exemptions must be reported to the Senate Academic Policy Committee on an annual basis by the responsible Dean.

    a. Programs requesting such an exemption must normally do so no later than two (2) months before the start of the term in which the Digital Assessment Tool is to be used. When an exemption is granted, the program may use the Digital Assessment Tool for four (4) years before reapplying for an exemption.

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