Student learning can be assessed in a variety of ways. Homework, quizzes, exams, reports, essays, research projects, case study analysis can all be completed using different tools through Blackboard Learn
Avoid having your email inbox bombarded by students submitting assignments by requiring them to submit assignments via one of the following options that are integrated within Blackboard Learn.
Blackboard Learn Assignments is a feature to collect assignments digitally and provide students with feedback. Students submit files to their instructor to be graded. When an instructor creates a Blackboard assignment, a column for the assignment is automatically created in the Grade Center.
Turnitin Feedback Studio collects assignments digitally and is a similar text detection software. This software may be used as an educational tool to assist students in learning how to properly cite resources, to decrease instances of academic misconduct, and/or to assist in the identification of acts of academic misconduct.
Ensemble Dropbox is a feature that collected video and audio assignments from students and allows faculty to provide feedback to students.
Provide guidelines and assignment requirements for submissions such as due dates, file types that will be accepted
State expectations, but be ready to allow extensions: In the case of a campus closure or other crisis, some students will undoubtedly have difficulties meeting deadlines. Make expectations clear, but be ready to provide more flexibility than you normally would in your class.
It is fairly easy to give small quizzes to hold students accountable or do spot-checks on their learning, and this might be ideal to keep students on track during class disruptions. Providing high-stakes tests online can be challenging, however; they place extra stress on students, and test integrity is difficult to ensure. If you know there is a date for resuming on-campus classes, consider delaying exams until you return, if possible.
Blackboard Learn Test, Surveys & Pool allows you to create tests or quizzes with a variety of questions (multiple-choice, short answer, matching, etc.) and options. The quiz questions themselves can easily incorporate images, in addition to text.
Ensemble Video Quizzes feature allows instructors to easily create quizzes on their existing or new videos stored in Ensemble and then publish them into Blackboard Learn.
Embrace short quizzes: Short quizzes can be a great way to keep students engaged with course concepts, particularly if they are interspersed with small chunks of video lecture. Consider using very-low-stakes quizzes to give students practice at applying concepts—just enough points to hold them accountable, but not so many that the activity becomes all about points.
Move beyond simple facts: It is good to reinforce concepts through practice on a quiz, but generally it is best to move beyond factual answers that students can quickly look up. Instead, write questions that prompt students to apply concepts to new scenarios, or ask them to identify the best of multiple correct answers.
Check for publishers' test banks: Look to see if your textbook publisher has question banks that can be loaded into Blackboard. Even if you don't use these questions for your exams, they can be useful for simple quizzes. Some textbooks also have their own online quizzing tools that can help keep students engaged with the material.
Utilize the functionality in Blackboard Learn to have fewer worries about test security.
Scramble the answers for multiple choice
Randomize the questions so each student doesn't access exactly the same test.
The Grade Center allows you to communicate individual grades and total grades with students. Students will only ever see their own grades and not the grades of anyone else in the course.
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