Category: Assessment & Grades

All things related to the submission and grading of student work through Blackboard.

Forms of Assessment and Feedback for Online Classes

Forms of Assessment and Feedback Formative assessment is intended to provide the instructor and student input on how well the student understands a concept as the course is progressing. The instructor can then decide to re-teach or assign additional practice until the student masters the concept. Formative assessments happen during the teaching process. Summative assessment is intended to evaluate how… Read more →

Screencasts: How to Create Canvas Quizzes

Here are a selection of screencasts on how to create Canvas Quizzes and quiz questions.

Canvas video Overview of Canvas Quizzes, Question Groups and Quiz Banks

Transferring Existing Exams to Canvas Quizzes

Canvas Quizzes allows you to create a variety of test questions from multiple choice to matching to fill-in-the-blank. It even has options for providing programmed feedback and creating ungraded quizzes for student practice. However, sometimes instructors have pre-existing exams they want to transfer into Canvas. There are several ways to do this depending on the number of questions in the… Read more →

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TechSmith Relay Upgrade – Integration, Quizzing, and Analytics, Oh My!

The upgraded TechSmith Relay carries with it a slew of new features, as well as performance improvements on the features you were accustomed to! Some of the features we’re most excited about are Canvas integration, quizzing, and analytics. For beginners, start by watching the video, “TechSmith Relay in 1 Minute,” then return here to dive in. TechSmith Relay is now integrated… Read more →

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Visualizing Your Students’ Learning, Online

How do we know that students “got it”? What lets us know that they understand the material, or that our assignments were focused on the learning objective in question? In the physical classroom, discussion, questions, and even non-verbal cues can let us know more about where the students are within a given set of material or objectives. But online, we… Read more →

How Students View Feedback in Chalk & Wire

Viewing feedback in Chalk & Wire requires a few extra steps by the students. This step-by-step process should guide them through seeing both their rubric scores and the comments made by the instructor. To begin, students should click on the link for their assignment from within the Blackboard course. The Assignment page will appear much like it did when the student… Read more →

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Exposé on Academic Dishonesty

When technologists talk about Academic Dishonesty, we tend to think about tools used to combat cheating. An entire industry exists on the premise that technology (software) can fix this age-old problem. In fact, this company states that their software comes with “integrity built in.” We don’t agree, and neither does the research. Academic dishonesty has existed for a longer period of time than… Read more →