Tools for Assessment
- Using Online Assessment in Face-to-Face Courses
Blackboard's assessment features provide instructors with tools for building online assessments that can, among other things, include multimedia, use different question types, and be scored automatically.
- MS Word Features for More Effective Feedback on Student Writing (PDF
With a few easy to use features of Microsoft Word you can emphasize text by highlighting it, make annotations on the screen without changing the document text, use revision marks to track changes, and create customized commands to add frequently used comments into a student's paper.
- Clickers (Personal Response Systems)
Clickers (personal response systems) allow students to select anonymously an answer to multiple-choice, true/false, yes/no questions displayed by the lecturer. Students choose their answers on transmitter units that send a signal to a receiver attached to the lecturer’s laptop, and the results can be displayed for the whole class to see.
- Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) in the Classroom or Online
Classroom assessment is critical to any learner-driven--as opposed to content-driven--education. Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) provide crucial feedback from students about their on-going understanding of course material.
- Electronic Portfolios
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This is an extensive site focused on electronic portfolios as an alternative tool for assessment. This site is developed and maintained by Dr. Helen Barret at the University of Alaska Anchorage.