CEG Digital

Online assessment

Switching from face-to-face to online assessment?

CEG Digital has deep expertise in adapting assessment and feedback strategies for the online environment, including moving from invigilated closed-book exams to open-book and take-away exams. Below you'll find advice and resources to help you move assessments online. 


  • Free 1-week online course: Online assessment

    The sudden closure of University campuses has forced institutions and their teaching staff to consider alternative ways of assessing their students.

    When adapting an assessment and feedback strategy for the online environment, it is always worth keeping in mind the key roles that assessment and feedback play in your overall learning design. 

    In this 4-hour course on online assessment which you study over a week, we will be looking at concepts, strategies and tips which you can use when designing and implementing an assessment and feedback strategy in a fully online learning environment. 

    This is your chance to share issues and ideas specific to your programme at your institution with colleagues from across the sector.

    You will explore some key principles and get familiar with some useful, practical tools. You will then put what you’ve learned into practice by designing and evaluating a fully-online assessment and feedback strategy in your own teaching context. 

    The week concludes with an opportunity to reflect on the week’s activity, followed by a live webinar. 

    Register your details with us and we'll let you know about future running dates.

  • Full on-demand webinar - best practices in online assessment

    Watch CEG Digital's Head of Academic Research, Dr Maria Toro-Troconis, and our panel as they share their expertise on open book exams, group collaborative assessments and summative assessments.

    Guest Speakers included:

    • Mohamed Mahayni, Online Tutor, Queen Mary University of London's LLM in International Dispute Resolution 
    • Laura Coutts, Centre Director, Queen Mary University of London 
    • Clare Hearn, Senior Lecturer in Business and Experience Design and Lead of the online MA Creative Events Management, Falmouth University 

    There was also a Q&A session with the panel.

  • Full on-demand webinar - best practice in online teaching, learning, assessment and student support

    Join CEG Digital's Head of Academic Research Dr Maria Toro Troconis for a webinar on best practice in online teaching, learning assessment and student support, presented by CEG Digital and the Open University.

    Guest speakers on the panel were:

    • Gerald Evans, Head of Learning Design, Open University
    • Gill Macmillan, Senior Learning Designer, Open University
    • Mark Williams, Learning Designer, Open University 
    • Dario Faniglione, Online Tutor, Falmouth University's online PGCHE
    • Mohamed Mahayni, Online Tutor, Queen Mary University of London's LLM in International Dispute Resolution 
    • Annie Priddey, Student Experience Manager, the University of Hull Online

    The panelists focused on the following topics:​

    • Online student support and wellbeing​
    • Online teaching and learning 
    • Online assessment​

    There was also a Q&A session with the panel.​

  • Webinar snippet - online assessment top tips

    Mark Williams (Learning Designer, The Open University) and Dr Maria Toro-Troconis (Head of Academic Research and Quality, CEG Digital) discuss the challenges of moving face to face assessment to online delivery with practical recommendations.