Alternative Assessments in Canvas

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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:

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 

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
Live (Sychronous) Presentations, Demonstrations, Meetings
Canvas Discussion or Zoom webinar to share and critique student-created games
Interactive Tutorials 
Discussions & Reflections
Peer Reviews
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Denise, this is an impressive list. Thanks for sharing.
About the Author
As an Instructional Designer at Macomb Community College, I design, develop and facilitate online and on-ground workshops including online faculty certification and Canvas certification. I also support faculty in repurposing courses from an on-ground to an online learning environment, recommend course improvement ideas, and support faculty in using technology to facilitate learning. I obtained an Ed.S. and M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and a B.A. in Education from the University of Michigan in Dearborn, Michigan.