The approach is determined by the OERu partner institution(s) offering assessment services for the course. You will find details about the assignments and assessments required for formal academic credit in the course guide section of your course.
The OERu partners typically use a variety of summative assessment approaches in accordance with local institutional assessment policies and practices. OERu formal assessment may include one or more of the following:
- Individual written assignments
- A collection of assignments which are submitted as an e-portfolio for assessment
- Proctored (that is, your attempt is monitored) challenge examinations at designated testing or examination centres.
- Online proctored examinations from approved proctor service company.
- Practicums where required
- Integration of assessment of prior learning approaches
- Any combination of the above
Consult the course guide link in the online course materials for the assessment details and instructions for your course.
Assessment options for micro-courses
Many OERu micro-courses provide individual Edubit assessments for micro-credentials. To gain transcript credit for the associated full course, you will need to complete the assessments for each micro-course. Each micro-course assessment can be submitted individually, or as one “package” assessment once learners have completed all the associated micro-courses for full-course credit. Discounts for package submissions may apply.
Oral exam to confirm you completed any assessments submitted online
Before transcript credit is issued for a full course, you may be required to participate in a short oral exam (viva voce) by video conference link. This is needed to confirm that you completed the work that was submitted online for assessment. During the online oral exam, you will need to show a government issued photo identification and the assessor will ask relevant questions based on the assessments you submitted to confirm the identity of the learner and that the assessment candidate completed the work that was submitted for assessment.