Form-based assignments (e.g. worksheets or guided reflections)

Idea created by communityteam Administrator on Apr 22, 2015
    Open for Voting
    Originally submitted March 30th


    "We would love to see Canvas implement form-based assessments. For example, we want students to complete a reflection on a field experience. We need to gather basic info like the location (chosen from a menu), date, and supervisor, and then students need to answer three open-ended questions and a matrix of Likert-like scale questions.

    I've tried building this in the quiz tool, and am not satisfied with the results.
    1) Doing this as a quiz is very messy and takes a dozen screens. Ideally, all this could fit on one or two screens.
    2) This needs to be graded as a whole using a rubric. Doing it as a quiz attempts to assign points for each item on the screen - and most of the items don't have one right answer ("Name of rotation location" "Date of experience").
    3) Ideally, we'd like to be able to mine the resulting data - for example, "How many students attended a rotation at X location?"

    In addition to these reflections, we would use this tool for "worksheet-style" homework, self-assessments, case analyses, etc. - anything where the student gets one grade for answering a number of specific questions.

    Emily Springfield
    University of Michigan School of Dentistry"