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The assessment category focuses on effective methods for assessing student learning and progress in online courses. Faculty participants learn to design different types of assignments, rubrics, and how and why to provide timely and constructive feedback for students to learn and grow from.

Active and alternative assessments

Assessments are tools to enhance and examine learning. Offering a variety of assessments will help you create meaningful opportunities for student learning in your online courses.

Communicating assessment and activity instructions

Providing clear, student-facing instructions for your assessments (assignments or other learning activities) is critical for learners’ success in any instructional modality. We will look at the Transparency in Learning and...

Communicating citation format expectations

Providing students with clear guidelines for appropriately citing sources can help minimize student confusion and also contribute to a more inclusive learning experience. Students should be informed about what citation...

Student engagement

Learn more about keeping your students engaged through interactive course design and the incorporation of sequenced and varied assessments.