Webinar: 4 Tips for Overcoming Exam Anxiety

As faculty, instructional designers and online proctors, it is our responsibility to ensure an equal and fair testing environment for the students. Most students feel that online proctors exist to catch them cheating, which can create a sense of distrust and increased anxiety. How do we change the way in which our students view remote proctors and the online proctoring platforms we use to facilitate proctored testing? How do we educate faculty in preparing students for a virtual test environment in this age of cyber “insecurity” and distrust. For online proctors and instructors the results should be the same – equal and fair test environment and sense of security of exam content.

In this webinar, you’ll learn 4 tips for overcoming exam anxiety and you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the role of an online proctor
  • Identify how to educate students about online proctoring and reduce misconceptions about privacy invasion
  • Educate faculty on how to create a positive online exam experience for students
  • Use online exams appropriately – low stakes vs. high stakes – what is at stake for student and faculty

4 Tips for Overcoming Exam Anxiety Webinar Speaker:

Paula Rodriguez is the Director of the University Testing Center at Colorado State University. She received her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Part of her job as the Director is to oversee the management of the CSU Online exams process. She is a member of the proctoring committee at CSU that provides guidance to faculty and students on proctoring best practices and online proctoring tools. She and her team recently received national test center certification for the CSU Testing Center through the NCTA.


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