Denise Dejonghe

Alternative Assessments in Canvas

Blog Post created by Denise Dejonghe on Sep 10, 2018

Measuring student achievement of course outcomes through a variety of assessments accommodates diverse learners, promotes critical thinking and encourages academic honesty (and helps meet QM Standard 3.4).

 

In traditional assessments, such as quizzes and tests, students select responses from the options provided and usually receive automated scores. In alternative assessments, students demonstrate proficiency though hands-on application of course concepts, and grading criteria is provided. 

 

Some hands-on assessments possible in Canvas:

ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENTTECHNOLOGY
Journals
Papers
Canvas Discussion or Zoom webinar to share and critique papers

Video Responses, Demonstrations and Interviews
Canvas Discussion or Zoom webinar to share and critique videos 

Presentations
Canvas Discussion or Zoom webinar to share and critique presentations 
Visuals (Posters, Infographics, Web Pages)
Canvas Discussion or Zoom webinar to share and critique visuals
Drawing, Charting, Graphing
Audio Responses and Feedback
Canvas Discussion or Zoom webinar to provide audio responses and feedback 
Collaborative Writing and Notetaking
Discussions
Live (Sychronous) Presentations, Demonstrations, Meetings
Games 
Canvas Discussion or Zoom webinar to share and critique student-created games
Interactive Tutorials 
Discussions & Reflections
Peer Reviews

Outcomes