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  • 1. UNDERSTANDINGASSESSMENT TOOLS INANGEL 7.3National College Online Instructor In-Service 2010
  • 2. Questions Students Ask AboutAssessments “Is this graded?” “What grade did I get on my quiz?”
  • 3. Questions Instructors Ask AboutAssessments “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?”
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Navigating Your Gradebook…with Grace and Aplomb
  • 6. Gradebook Management Console
  • 7. Gradebook Preferences
  • 8. Gradebook Categories
  • 9. Gradebook Assignments: Two Ways toEditFrom Gradebook ManagementConsole From Content Item Assignment Tab
  • 10. Enter/Edit GradeBy Assignment By User
  • 11. Any questions so far?
  • 12. Assessment SettingsConfiguring Quizzes, Tests, and Exams
  • 13. “What do you mean by „Assessment‟?”Drop Box? NO Quiz, test, or exam? YES
  • 14. “How do I check the settings of anAssessment item?”
  • 15. “What is the standard configuration ofAssessments?”  Start and end dates/times not specified  One attempt only  No time limit  Medium security – students prevented from copying, saving, or printing test
  • 16. “What might I want to customize aboutAssessments?” 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?
  • 17. “How do I reset a student‟s test attemptif it‟s aborted prior to completion?” Answer: Try the tools in the Utilities menu.
  • 18. “How do I get a summary of students‟responses to items?”
  • 19. “How do I override scoresautomatically assigned by ANGEL?” Answer: Use the Enter Grades by Assignment tool in Gradebook
  • 20. “How do I score all the responses toone test item at a time?”Step 1 Step 2
  • 21. “How do I set the points for anAssessment question?”
  • 22. Any questions?
  • 23. Using Discussion Forum ScoringRubrics
  • 24. Why Discussion Forums are Graded
  • 25. 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
  • 26. Scoring Rubric Configuration I
  • 27. Scoring Rubric Configuration II
  • 28. Entering Discussion Forum Grades IStep 1 Step 2
  • 29. Entering Discussion Forum Grades IIStep 3
  • 30. Questions or Comments?
  • 31. Bibliography Oosterhof, A. et al. (2008). Assessing Learners Online. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.