Answer: Details about how final exams are administered and graded are included in each course syllabus file. A week is set aside at the end of each semester for instructors to deliver final exams if they wish to do so.
Students may have several days in which to take their exams. WebCT exams can be automated, with any combination of multiple choice, true/false, or fill-in-the-blank questions. Grades for these automated exams are available immediately after submitting the final answer. Instructors pre-set the number of hours that students have to complete their tests once they click the exam start button. Questions and answers are randomized so that no two students will receive exactly the same test.
Essay questions may also be given, though in these cases, instructor intervention is required before grades can be posted. Some instructors may choose alternate modes of testing, such as faxed or mailed test sheets. In rare cases, instructors may wish to use proctoring centers, in which case students would need to report to a testing site to take their exam.
Not all instructors make use of a final examination if there were multiple assessments of student understanding performed throughout the semester.