Students benefit from formative assessments that allow them to check their understanding of terms/concepts throughout a course. According to instructors at our community college, regular formative assessments are especially helpful in identifying student strengths and weaknesses as they begin learning new terms and concepts in introductory courses.
Below are some ideas that we find work well as formative assessments in Canvas. What are some other ideas we should add to this list?
Canvas Quizzes -
Questions Embedded Throughout Videos -
Flashcards/Games/Interactive Content -
Teachers or students can register for free accounts and create/share their flash cards and games from:
Ongoing Journals (of descriptions or real life application of terms and concepts) -
Journals are possible in Canvas by assigning:
Student-created video/audio or images (for descriptions or real life application of terms and concepts) -
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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.