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Designing the LMS Environment to Improve Solidworks Certification Exam Scores

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual Conference

Publication Date

July 26, 2021

Start Date

July 26, 2021

End Date

July 19, 2022

Conference Session

Engineering Design Graphics Division Technical Session 4: A Potpourri of Ideas

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Engineering Design Graphics

Page Count

9

DOI

10.18260/1-2--36931

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https://peer.asee.org/36931

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65

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Greg Murray Pittsburg State University

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Greg Murray is the Department Chair of Engineering Technology and tenured Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program of Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS. He received his B.S.E.T. in 1993, and his M.S.T. in 1995 from Pittsburg State University, and his M.B.A. in 2002 from Wake Forest University. Professor Murray worked in industry for over 11 years in various product development, process engineering and management roles. He currently teaches subjects based in Engineering Graphics, Computer-Aided Design, Capstone, and Fluid Mechanics.

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Abstract

Fear of the unknown, test anxiety and a short learning curve can all be attributed to poor testing results. Test anxiety is a well-documented form of distress that may lead to poor performance no matter the ability of the student. A short learning curve during a timed exam can also cause poor exam results. The CSWA exam has been administrated at our university since 2011. The scores for the first few semesters were abysmal. After redesigning the test environment in the Canvas LMS to mimic that of the actual certification exam, scores dramatically increased. This paper will outline the process of restructuring Canvas quizzes to help prepare students for Solidworks certification exams.

Murray, G. (2021, July), Designing the LMS Environment to Improve Solidworks Certification Exam Scores Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36931

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