Confirming Student Knowledge
Explore this collection to discover how to design and implement valuable assessments that will gauge your students' learning in HyFlex, remote, and face-to-face environments. Materials provided also examine various assessment tools and the inherent value that accompanies effective instructional technology integration. From classroom “check-ins” to cumulative exams, the resources below provide evidence-based, time-saving, and integrity-encouraging strategies to enhance our assessment practices.
Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) Series
This 2-part video series highlights 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 Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) series, we’ll share a few ways MS Teams, WebEx, and Blackboard can be used for in-class assessment.
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.
- Assessment Creation in Blackboard Part 1: Considering Options (8:05)
In Part 1 of this Assessment Creation series, we highlight helpful options and aspects to consider when designing assessments.
- Assessment Creation in Blackboard Part 2: Building and Construction (9:01)
In Part 2 of this Assessment Creation series, the presenter digs into the logistical “How To’s” for making and assembling your assessment in Blackboard.
- Assessment Creation in Blackboard Part 3: Implementation and Maintenance (9:20)
In Part 3 of this Assessment Creation series, our expert shares the “How To” steps for configuring, deploying, and editing your Blackboard assessment.
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.
- Testing Online with Blackboard Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor Part 1 (8:37)
In Part 1, we discuss Blackboard exam considerations and what Respondus security software tools can offer.
- Testing Online with Blackboard Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor Part 2 (8:54)In Part 2, we address the benefits and challenges of implementing Respondus security software and explore the user experience.
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.
- Blackboard (Instructor): Respondus LockDown Browser.
- Blackboard (Student): Respondus LockDown Browser.
- Blackboard SafeAssign: Viewing & Understanding the Originality Report.
- Blackboard: Assessment Creation Guide.
- Blackboard: Assignment Creation Guide.
- Blackboard: Building Tests .
- Blackboard: Configuring Tests for Students with Accommodations.
- Blackboard: Creating a New Replacement Test for an Individual Student tutorial .
- Blackboard: Creating/Editing Rubrics.
- Blackboard: Enhancing Security for Exams.
- Blackboard: Getting Started with Blackboard Testing .
- Blackboard: Grading.
- Blackboard: How to Clear or View a Test or Quiz Attempt.
- Blackboard: Importing Question Pools.
- Blackboard: Lockdown Browser AND Respondus Monitor.
- Blackboard: Online Exam Tips for Students.
- Blackboard: Setting Up / Editing Test Options.
- Blackboard: Taking Online Exams for students.
- Blackboard: Tests - Building / Using a New Question Pool.
- WebEx: Classroom polls.
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