Uploading tests & exams to the CAT using the SAS Faculty Portal
This is an overview of how to upload tests & exams to the CAT using the SAS Faculty Portal.
Step 1 - Course overview, accessing tests & exams for specific courses
When you first login to the SAS Faculty Portal, you land on the 'Help' tab that provides some basic information about the contents of the portal. From the navigation menu, select the 'courses' tab to display a list of the courses you are the instructor for.
If your courses is cross-listed (as shown in the example below) each course is considered unique, and treated as such. Students will be listed & booked according to how they are registered; tests must be uploaded to each cross-listing individually.
Follow the 'Tests and Exams' link under the 'Options' column to get started!
Step 2 - Test / Exam booking overview
To begin the process of confirming a test or exam and to upload an accessible, electronic copy directly to the CAT, select the 'Confirm / Edit' link from the 'Action' column.
If you have multiple students writing the same exam, a single exam can be uploaded for a group of students.
If for accommodation related reasons, you have students writing a final exam on a different date or time from the rest of the class, their information will also be displayed below and a unique exam may be uploaded for their specific testbooking. Details of their exam may be confirmed in subsequent steps.
Step 3 - Confirming specific exams
Students are instructed to book tests & exams according to their best knowledge up to two weeks in advance of their test or exam, or up to two weeks prior to the start of the formal exam period. In this step, you are asked to confirm the testbooking details to make sure the appropriate test duration is entered as correct. If you notice an error during the booking in this step, you can confirm the correct date, time & duration of the schedule test or exam.
Step 4 - Student list of specific booking
Each student booked to write with the CAT on a specific date/time will be listed on the screen as shown.
Step 5 - Test information screen
New for Winter 2019 - You no longer need to fill out the exam drop-off checklist when uploading tests and exams! Simply complete the details on screen and the information is automatically added to the testbooking details!
Step 6 - Upload your test / Exam
The most important part of the process! This is where you may upload accessible, electronic copies of your test or exam to the CAT for accessible format purposes.
Some important things to note:
- You may select more than one file during the upload process; previously uploaded files are not overwritten.
- Whenever possible, please upload Microsoft Word documents (.doc, .docx) as opposed to PDF files for accessibility related reasons.
Step 7 (optional) - Management of previously uploaded files
If you accidentally upload the wrong file, or, you make a revision to your previously exam and need to upload a corrected copy, you may chose to remove previously uploaded files on this screen of the confirmation process.
Step 8 - Exam upload complete!
That's it - you're done! Thank you for your support!
Please remember to drop off the appropriate number of paper copies and/or scantron sheets with the Centre for Academic Testing at least 72 hours prior to the start of your scheduled exam.