UNMC uses a variety of tools for online exams (tools vary by college), such as:



Canvas is a cloud-based learning management system that provides a collaborative space for course content, assignments, and grading. Canvas helps faculty organize course content easily and intuitively.  Learn more about Canvas.

On-campus assistance is available through the IT Academic Technologies team.

Canvas Login
Use your NetID to log in to Canvas

Canvas Help
Canvas has a 24/7 helpline and help chat to answer your questions. Contact information is located in the “Help” section of the Canvas portal.

>>More information about how to use Canvas can be found on Keep Teaching at UNMC.



ExamSoft is an educational software that allows users to create, administer and grade assessments. Delivering exams through ExamSoft allows for secure testing. Exams can be delivered through ExamSoft if the courses have been synced from Canvas.

ExamSoft and assessment support is available through the UNMC's Office of Accreditation & Assessment (OAA). If you have questions or need assistance creating exams, staff from the Office of Accreditation and Assessment are available to help. Please email to request assistance.

ExamSoft Support:

+1 (866)429-8889, ext. 3

 >> More information about how to use Exam Soft can be found on Keep Teaching at UNMC.


Need help writing your exams?

Here are some resources you might find helpful:

Constructing Written Test Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences
This writing manual by the National Board of Medical Examiners is a valuable resource for faculty members and others interested in learning how to write better quality test items. Read the writing manual.

Writing Multiple Choice Questions
This introductory tutorial by the National Board of Medical Examiners is an online tutorial that will help you produce test items that: are clearly written, avoid common flaws, differentiate knowledgeable students from those who are just good test takers, and that target students' critical thinking skills. View the Writing Multiple Choice Questions tutorial.