UNDERSTANDINGASSESSMENT TOOLS INANGEL 7.3National College Online Instructor In-Service 2010
Questions Students Ask AboutAssessments “Is this graded?” “What grade did I get on my quiz?”
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?”
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
Navigating Your Gradebook…with Grace and Aplomb
Assessment SettingsConfiguring Quizzes, Tests, and Exams
“What do you mean by „Assessment‟?”Drop Box? NO Quiz, test, or exam? YES
“How do I check the settings of anAssessment item?”
“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
“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?
“How do I reset a student‟s test attemptif 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 scoresautomatically assigned by ANGEL?” Answer: Use the Enter Grades by Assignment tool in Gradebook
“How do I score all the responses toone test item at a time?”Step 1 Step 2
“How do I set the points for anAssessment question?”
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