Create online assessments
Many assessments in face-to-face classes will work online, but in-class assessments, like performances, labs, presentations, and invigilated tests and exams need to be re-considered.
- Consider the accessibility of adapted assessments, particularly exams, by downloading this PDF
- Use this chart to help you determine what assessments may look like in a remote environment.
- Look at our comprehensive YorkU Guide for Remote Teaching for more on alternative assessments
- Use online polling, quizzes, other evaluation tools developed using H5P by eCampus Ontario
- Choosing Assessments for an Online Course
- Teaching Commons Webinar: Designing and Scaffolding an Online-Based Student-Led Project (Professor Olga Makinina)
- Teaching Commons Webinar: Facilitating an Oral/Practical Exam Using Zoom (Professor Michael Boni)
- Consider assessments that require higher-order skills like application, analysis, evaluation, and/or original thought
- Consider ways to make assessments more individualized by allowing students to choose their own topics or problems to solve, applying concepts to their own experiences, incorporating self-reflection (e.g. students identify what they learned from the assessment), etc.
Assessment Tools in Moodle
Assessment Submission Tools in Moodle
- Using Crowdmark for Online Assessments (PDF)
- Creating Grading Assignments Webinar
- Teaching Commons Webinar: Creating Online Multiple Choice Exam with Random Question Pools Using the Moodle Quiz Activity (Professor Gordana Colby)
- Teaching Commons Webinar: Going in the Deep-End: Batch-Generating Question Banks for Moodle Quizzes (Professor Bernhardt-Walther)
- Be sure to add graders to your Moodle course, and to the appropriate grading tools (e.g. Moodle Assignments, Turnitin, and Crowdmak) so your graders have access to assess and provide feedback to students.
- Course Announcements for communicating assessments and rubrics with students, including deadline reminders.
- Upload instructions and guidelines, including rubrics, in Moodle Assignments and Crowdmark or alongside Turnitin.
- Zoom or Microsoft Teams for real-time skill development in tutorials, office hours, or to offer review sessions.
- Moodle Discussion Forums, Quizzes, or Wikis for skill development or review sessions
- peerScholar and Workshop in Moodle for peer assessment.
- Share with students expectations for assessments (e.g. rubrics, word limits, expected time for completion) and how they relate to your course at the same time the assessments are given to students.
- Remind students of assessment deadlines using Course Announcements.
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