The aim of the eAssessment project is to identify electronic assessment options that facilitate improved pedagogical practices and address existing administrative issues.

A key component of this transformation process is the selection and deployment of a centrally-supported online assessment solution, available to all schools and faculties as required, that aligns with the majority of user requirements and integrates seamlessly into the existing information technology infrastructure of the University.

The eAssessment project is about assessment, including exams.

Following extensive market research/expression of interest processes and a formal Invitation to Offer, Inspera Assessment was selected as the preferred university-wide eAssessment system. Watch this video for further information on this stage of the project.

Semester 2 2020 Inspera Assessment pilot

UQ will be piloting Inspera Assessment in Semester 2 2020. 16 courses, representing all faculties, will be participating in the pilot. These courses are from a wide range of disciplines including archaeology, business, finance, dentistry, engineering, languages, pharmacy, public health, veterinary science, and zoology. These courses will be using Inspera for a range of non-invigilated assessments including assignments, reports, tutorial preparation activities, quizzes, mid-semester exams, and end-of-semester exams. The Semester 2 2020 pilot will not include invigilated exams, however secure digital on-campus invigilated exams will be piloted in 2021.

Inspera has been delivering high stakes digital assessments within the education sector since 2008. They have extensive experience in implementing Inspera Assessment within large higher education institutions and across different faculties and disciplines. Inspera provides additional functionality than is currently available within UQ’s eLearning environment including a greater range of question types, accessibility provisions, and assessment for non-English language courses. Inspera provides a secure ‘lock-down’ environment for digital, on-campus invigilated exams, which has not previously been available UQ-wide; the project will roll this functionality out in 2021. Other functionality will be introduced over the coming year as InsperaScan (bulk upload of handwritten or drawn assessment) and Turnitin are set-up and integrated.

A demo test, developed through an eAssessment Student-Staff Partnership, introduces UQ students and staff to some of Inspera’s features and question types. The demo can be completed multiple times to provide familiarisation with the system.

Try the demo test