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Our Learning Environment is Changing in Response to COVID-19

May 1, 2020

OREA recognizes that the physical distancing guidelines by federal and provincial Chief Medical Officers to contain the spread of COVID-19 have made the topic of online exams a matter of some urgency.

As a result, our team is focusing on implementing live-proctored online exams. The goal is to offer online exams that are accessible, ensure a student’s privacy, and maintain the integrity of the exams.

Although we are still finalizing our plans, below are some initial details about online exams:

  • Online exams will be a maximum of three hours long, as our standard in-person exams are
  • Each exam will be overseen by an approved proctor for the duration of the examination
  • Students will require the following, at minimum, to participate:
    • A quiet room/space to take the exam
    • Uninterrupted time
    • An uncluttered work area
    • A desktop or laptop computer with a webcam and microphone (smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks do not meet requirements)
      • PC/Mac requirements:
        • Keyboard
        • Mouse
        • Webcam
        • Microphone
        • Stable High-speed internet connection
        • Operating system:
          • PC – Windows 7 or higher
          • Mac – OSX 10.8 or newer

We will continue to keep you updated on our plans.