The sudden move to remote learning has presented unique challenges for instructors as they work to adapt their established assessment methods to the online environment. Many instructors are now looking for alternatives to traditional exams that are fair, accessible, and encourage academic integrity.
This three-part seminar series will provide participants with practical techniques to design quality, authentic assessments. The first session discusses how to foster academic integrity when designing assessments. The second session explores a variety of options for non traditional assessments, and the final session provides practical strategies for designing rubrics.
In this session, we cover various approaches to design effective online assessments. We introduce some key concepts from the research on how to adapt assessments to foster equity and support students with differing access to resources. We discuss solutions to common challenges with online exams and approaches you can use to design and implement assessments to reduce cheating and build academic integrity into them.
Are you looking for an alternative to multiple choice exams to assess your students’ acquisition of content knowledge and/or or their ability to apply that knowledge to new situations? This seminar explores nontraditional approaches to assessment such as portfolios, media assignments, problem-based projects, and take home and oral exams. We also discuss how to design assessments with DEI and academic integrity in mind.
Have you been thinking about using rubrics but just haven't had the time to think about how rubrics work? This session is designed for faculty and staff who are considering using rubrics for the first time or just want to explore ways to refine their current rubrics. We will show you what a rubric is, how it works, and how to decide when a rubric will be useful for assessment.
In a separate video, we will show you how to create and grade rubrics in Canvas, as well as how to build course outcomes into your assessments. Learn how to leverage Canvas Rubrics for fairness, efficiency, and data analysis.
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