The Instructuregogy Wheel: Assessment

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Plagiarism Checker – The Unicheck plagiarism checker has been enabled in Canvas to allow instructors and students to check papers for similarity and originality.  This video walks through how to enable the Unicheck option in Canvas assignments and how to access and interpret the reports that it generates.

First Fives – What are you doing during the first five minutes of your class? Why is the first five minutes so important? Some teachers have started having students submit work or answers to questions during the first five minutes of class rather than taking roll. How can you use the canvas student app in your classroom?

Zipgrade is an app for iPhone and Android and web-based program that allows quick assessment grading and test item analysis.  It can be used for first five and a variety of activities and formative and summative assessments.  For the best data, you create a class, enter students into a class, and generate a zip id.  Then to score an assessment, you create an answer key, print pre-made or customized answer sheets (multiple choice, short answer, and numeric), scan with the app and camera on your device to score, and access the data instantly online or in the app.  You can instantly see how students do, provide feedback, and print or export to email/upload to Canvas individual student results.  There is an option to have multiple versions of a single assessment.  If you make changes to the answer key, it instantly will regrade the assignment.

Video quizzes – Kaltura Interactive Video Quizzes (IVQ) integrate and work seamlessly with Canvas to make your videos into quizzes that write directly to your gradebook. Give students videos to watch and learn from, and then know whether or not they are learning from them. Learn more about how to create the quizzes here,and then learn how to connect them to your canvas grade book. 

Peer review – A peer review assignment enables students to provide feedback on another student’s assignment submission. Peer reviews are a tool that allows communication between students and can help students master the concepts of a course and learn from each other. Peer reviews can be assigned to show student names or display anonymously.

Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) –  is a strategy that promotes the use of class time for more active learning. Originally developed by Gregor Novak and colleagues, JiTT relies on a feedback loop between online learning materials and the classroom (Novak et al., 1999). Teachers use online assessment tools to ask students to perform Warm-ups, Puzzles, and Goodfors  The students answers to the assignments are delivered to the instructor a few hours before class starts. The teacher looks over student responses to see where students are and adapts the lesson accordingly. Teachers can also now use the  responses as scaffolding on which to build learning.

SpeedGrader – As an instructor, SpeedGrader allows you to view and grade student assignment submissions in one place using a simple point scale or complex rubric. Canvas accepts a variety of document formats and even URLs as assignment submissions. Some document assignments can be marked up for feedback directly within the submission. You can also provide feedback to your students with text or media comments.

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