Assessing Student Learning

Description

Assessing student learning can be done in every class session, and can range from clicker questions to weekly quizzes to major projects. The links below are designed to help you expand your repertoire of assessment tools. They are listed in order of increasing time commitment, from reading our online resources to semester-long, for-credit courses. If you don't find what you are looking for, there is a contact link later in the page. You are also welcome to contact one of our faculty developers to discuss your teaching ideas, concerns, or questions.


OIA Tutorials

These are self-enrolled and self-paced online tutorials, designed for any UA instructor, and offered through D2L. A sample of the tutorials related to assessing student learning are listed below. To access the full list of tutorials, click on the OIA Tutorial list below.

  • Giving Feedback on Student Writing
  • Planning Effective Assessments

OIA Tutorial List


Online Mini-Courses

These are facilitated online courses, ranging from one to two weeks in duration, designed for any UA instructor, and offered through D2L. A sample of the mini-courses related to assessing student learning are listed below. To access the full list of  mini-courses, click on the Online Mini-Course list below.

  • Course Level Assessment
  • VoiceThread: MultiMedia Presenting, Engaging, and Assessing Online

Online Mini-Course List


Just-in-Time Workshops 

These are workshops offered each August during the two weeks before the start of the semester. A sample of workshops related to assessing student learning are listed below. To access the full list of workshops, click on the Just-in-Time Workshop list below.

  • How Can I Use the D2L Gradebook Effectively?
  • How Can I Grade Assignments and Give Useful Feedback in D2L?

Just-in-Time Workshop List


Credit-Bearing Courses

These are semester-long courses offered as electives in the OIA's Certificate in College Teaching Program; the courses, as well as the certificate program, are open to any UA instructor. The course related to assessing student learning is listed below. For more information about the courses, see the UA catalog.

IA 680 Classroom Assessment


Request a Classroom Observation/Online Course Review.
Request a Student Focus Group (OIA personnel will gather feedback from students regarding a course/course component(s), and send you a summary of the feedback.)
Meet the Faculty & Future Faculty Development team, who can assist you with teaching and learning.


Don't see what you're looking for?

Ask a question, request a confidential individual consultation, or request a professional-development opportunity for your unit (workshop, brown-bag discussion, faculty learning community). 


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