Pollock Testing Center Spring Semester Summary

Starting with the 2017 spring semester Canvas was officially supported in the Pollock Testing Center. Canvas exams were first piloted on March 3 and had some impressive statistics: A total of 440 students took their exams within Canvas, of which 82 took their exams directly in the Testing Center. Canvas delivered 281 concurrent exams for the same course.

Finals exam week was also a tremendous success: A total of 5,477 students submitted 7,371 exams over the course of 5 days in the Testing Center. This represented a total of 18 unique exams. A total of 4,826 students submitted 5,256 exams in the STEC Computing Labs. This represented a total of 37 unique final exams.

65,337 exam scratch sheets were given out to students in the Spring semester of which 7,388 were distributed during finals week.

The entire check-in and out systems were upgraded. All control computers were replaced. New card readers and barcode scanners were installed. To increase the agility of system upgrades the check-in turnstiles were upgraded to have the exact same hardware components and design as the check-out turnstiles. The control software was also updated to make it easier to maintain and leverage the vendor-supplied control software for all peripheral devices which further improved the reliability of all systems.


Last Updated June 5, 2017