Confirming Student Knowledge

Explore this collection to discover how to design and implement valuable assessments that will gauge the learning of your students in HyFlex, remote, and face to face environments. Materials provided also examine various assessment tools and the inherent value that accompanies effective integration of such instructional technology. From classroom “check-ins” to cumulative exams, the resources below provide evidence-based, timesaving, and integrity encouraging strategies to enhance our assessment practices.  

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) Series

In this 2-part video series, we highlight the value of using classroom assessment techniques and how to implement them in face-to-face and remote classrooms.

  • Classroom Assessment Techniques Part One (4:07)
    In part one of this video series, we’ll highlight the value of CATs, and provide a brief overview of the platforms you can use for implementation in your course(s). 
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques Part Two (7:36)
    In part two of our series on Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs), we’ll share a few ways MS Teams, WebEx, and Blackboard can be used for in-class assessment.

Creating Effective Blackboard Assignments (10:06) 

This video will provide helpful advice and resources to create and implement assignments in Blackboard while effectively measuring the students’ learning. 

Assessment Creation Series

In this 3-part series, our CIS Blackboard Expert discusses assessment creation considerations along with methods for building, configuring, and deploying tests in Bb.  

Testing Online with Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor

This 2-part video series introduces the Respondus online exam security software tools and explains how to use them.   

Additional Resources

Here is a list of hand-picked resources and tutorials on topics specifically related to this category. Some of these are mentioned within and pertain to the items above, while others are included as additional instructive material. Note: some links will require a CMICH login for access. 

For additional help and training on educational technologies, such as Blackboard, WebEx, Panopto, and more, check out our Tackling the Technology page.


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