Information about Exam 1

This post contains specifics and logistics for our first exam in General Histology (DDS 6214). Please email me if you have any questions not answered here! I’ll send out an email with the password to the exam a little before midnight tonight 🙂

Start and end time

The exam is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, August 27), and you may take it any time between 12:01 am and 11:59 pm that day. Once you open the exam you have a maximum of two hours to complete the exam. All submissions must be uploaded by 11:59 pm on Friday, August 27, in order to receive a grade.

Classroom availability

I checked the room schedule for our classroom, and it says that our room is available from 8-10am tomorrow, if you want to take the exam at that time in our classroom. I’d suggest that if there are several people in the the room, please try to space yourself out well so there’s no way anyone (including ExamMonitor) can suggest the possibility of you looking at someone else’s computer 🙂 It also appears that there’s no one else scheduled in the room that day (at least according to the schedule I saw) – so you may be able to access the room for the rest of the day as well, if you’re looking for a quiet place!

Content

There are 40 questions on the exam, and the lecture breakdown is as follows:

Intro to Histology: 1 question on the H&E stain
Embryology: 6 questions
Epithelium: 7 questions
Muscle Tissue: 7 questions
Connective Tissue: 6 questions
Cartilage and Bone: 8 questions
Neuro Tissue: 5 questions

There will not be any tissue microscopic images on the exam, but there will be an EM image of the sarcomere as we discussed in the exam review (see questions 15 and 18 in the Exam 1 Review Kahoot). Finally, please see the Sample Exam Questions post for information on my question-writing style.

Examplify Information

You will take this exam using Examplify installed on your PC/Macintosh laptop or desktop computer. If Examplify is currently installed, it may require an update and computer restart before the exam If it is not installed, you should download and install the most up-to-date version of Examplify before the exam.

This exam will be remotely proctored using ExamID and ExamMonitor. This means you will take a photo of yourself at the start of the exam for identity verification and you will be recorded during the exam. Thus, only laptops/desktops with a working camera & microphone and Chrome or Firefox browsers can be used to complete the exam. Please note, iPads are not compatible with the ExamMonitor software and may not be used for this exam.

I have enabled the digital notepad and highlighter within the Examplify software. There will be no scratch paper allowed. Also, just as if we were in the classroom, there will be no additional electronics allowed such as phones, tablets, smart watches, headphones, etc.

If you experience any anomalies while taking the exam (examples include barking dogs, interruption by a family member, etc.) please email me at kkrafts@umn.edu immediately after completing the exam to let me know.

Please access this link for a quick troubleshooting guide for Examplify for your reference.

Grading

After you take the exam, you will immediately receive your raw score. Final scores will be posted to your ExamSoft Student Portal as soon as possible after I have had the opportunity to review the exam metrics (I hope to be able to do that on Saturday morning).

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