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Presentation on using Angel 7.3 Assessment tools.

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  • Gradebook Mode: Percentage or Points
  • Key Point: Gradebook Items are NOT automatically created or updated from lesson items – including Assessments, Discussion Forums, and Drop Boxes
  • Make sure you understand standard configuration of assessments:*
  • Please note that changing the point value of a question or multiple questions in an assessment DOES NOT change the point value of the assessment in the Gradebook.
  • Key Point: Gradebook Items are NOT automatically created or updated from lesson items – including Assessments, Discussion Forums, and Drop Boxes
  • Goals of Discussion Forums (WHY they’re graded): Provide students with a sense of a community of learning Help students connect what they are studying with their experience Give instructors a way to make informal assessments of students’ progress toward course objectives
  • Note that the column headings are sortable. Emphasize Copy rubric scores to grades button.“What do the column headings mean?”• User Name: The users name. Clicking the user’s name creates a new window with all of that users posts displayed.• Total posts: The total number of new posts and replies submitted.• Posts: The total number of new posts submitted.• Replies: The total number of replies submitted.• Peer replies: The total number of peer replies to that users posts.• Earned / Possible / %: The total points earned, total points possible, and percentage earned as determined by the instructors scores.• Grading Rubric Points: The points earned as calculated by the scoring rubric.• Gradebook Grade (#/100): The actual grade to be entered in the gradebook.May be entered manually, or you may use the Copy rubric scores to grades button to automatically transfer the Grading Rubric Points to the GradebookGrade column.
  • * Remember: You’re in the driver’s seat; understand what’s possible with the tools, but only use what you need to use to support learner success* Pretty much everything you need is available via the Settings and Utilities menus

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  • Understanding Assessment Tools in ANGEL 7.3
    National College Online Instructor In-Service 2010
  • Questions Students Ask About Assessments
    “Is this graded?”
    “What grade did I get on my quiz?”
  • Questions Instructors Ask About Assessments
    “What do I do if a student says she is having trouble taking a quiz?”
    “How do students know what their grade is?”
    “Why isn’t the grade I entered showing up in the course gradebook?”
  • Learning Objectives
    By the end of this presentation, you should be able…
    To use a Discussion Forum scoring rubric
    To identify the significance of key Assessment settings
    To navigate the Gradebook with grace and aplomb
  • …with Grace and Aplomb
    Navigating Your Gradebook
  • Gradebook Management Console
  • Gradebook Preferences
  • Gradebook Categories
  • Gradebook Assignments: Two Ways to Edit
    From Gradebook Management Console
    From Content Item Assignment Tab
  • Enter/Edit Grade
    By Assignment
    By User
  • Any questions so far?
  • Configuring Quizzes, Tests, and Exams
    Assessment Settings
  • “What do you mean by ‘Assessment’?”
    Drop Box? NO
    Quiz, test, or exam? YES
  • “How do I check the settings of an Assessment item?”
  • “What is the standard configuration of Assessments?”
    • Start and end dates/times not specified
    • One attempt only
    • No time limit
    • Medium security – students prevented from copying, saving, or printing test
  • “What might I want to customize about Assessments?”
    • Start and End Dates/Times - Do you want to specify a date and time when the test will automatically start and stop being available?
    • Makeup – If the availability of the test is time sensitive, do you want to be able to make a test available later to students requiring makeup?
    • Time Limits - Do you want to specify time limits for completing an assessment?
    • Number of Attempts – Do you want to allow students to take the assessment multiple times?
    • Feedback – What type of automatic feedback do you want to provide to students upon completion of the assessment?
  • “How do I reset a student’s test attempt if it’s aborted prior to completion?”
    Answer: Try the tools in the Utilities menu.
  • “How do I get a summary of students’ responses to items?”
  • “How do I override scores automatically assigned by ANGEL?”
    Answer: Use the Enter Grades by Assignment tool in Gradebook
  • “How do I score all the responses to one test item at a time?”
    Step 1
    Step 2
  • “How do I set the points for an Assessment question?”
  • Any questions?
  • Using Discussion Forum Scoring Rubrics
  • Why Discussion Forums are Graded
  • How to Grade Discussion Forums
    Use a scoring rubric to provide an automatic grade calculation
    But remember, people first, technology second – don’t let the scoring rubric algorithm usurp your professional judgment
  • Scoring Rubric Configuration I
  • Scoring Rubric Configuration II
  • Entering Discussion Forum Grades I
    Step 1
    Step 2
  • Entering Discussion Forum Grades II
    Step 3
  • Questions or Comments?
  • Bibliography
    Oosterhof, A. et al. (2008). Assessing Learners Online. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.