King's moves exams online
December 14, 2021
A message from Dr. David Malloy, King's President:
We understand that taking exams while dealing with a pandemic is a challenging experience for some of you. This week we are dealing with a rapidly changing scenario across Canada regarding the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Thanks to all the safety measures you have taken, King’s did not have transmissions of COVID-19 due to classroom exposure this fall. However, we are now taking steps, along with Western University, Brescia and Huron, to further protect our community.
As a preventative measure and out of an abundance of caution, King’s will be moving exams online effective 9 a.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021, via the OWL Learning Management System or take-home exams.
In the meantime, we are taking steps to maximize social distancing in all in-person exams. Please monitor OWL course sites and King’s email for announcements and updates regarding any classroom location changes.
Students will receive more information from their instructors as soon as possible. Students who have booked accommodated exams should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online exams previously scheduled will proceed as planned.
We recognize this decision may prove disruptive to some students and instructors. However, we are following the most recent advice of public health and the province. King’s continues to provide excellent personal counselling and academic counselling to our students and other members of our community.
While we are making this change to exams, the Cardinal Carter Library and Study Spaces remain open, as does the King’s Residence.
We encourage every member of the King’s community, if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or come in contact with someone who has COVID-19, to be tested. Students, faculty and staff can use Western’s COVID Testing Centre.
Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to maintain and update a COVID-19 information page including lists of Frequently Asked Questions for students and faculty/staff.
Remember that all students, faculty and staff must take a self-assessment each time before they come to campus.
Thank you for all that you have done to be resilient and keep us all safe through this pandemic. We have made the changes to our exam to ensure the health and safety of our community. We wish you all the best and much success during your exams and health and happiness during the upcoming holiday season.