Assessments: **What are the different types of assessments?
There are three types of assessments:
Quizzes: online tests for which answers are saved and grades are assigned and recorded in the Grade Book. Quizzes can be graded automatically by the system or manually by Section Instructors or Teaching Assistants.
Surveys: anonymous online tests for which no grades are assigned. Surveys are ideal for canvassing students' opinions on an issue discussed in the course or for course evaluations. Surveys are marked in the Grade Book as Completed or Not Completed. The results of surveys are aggregated and therefore, individual student results are not compiled as with quizzes.
- Self tests: used to reinforce concepts in the course and give students the opportunity to test their knowledge. Though you can assign points and provide canned feedback on self-tests, results are not saved like with Quizzes. If you wish to give immediate feedback to students, without the threat of a graded quiz, use a series of self-tests to help students absorb the material.
You can create assessments via one of two ways:
The Assessments tool: good for short assessments and if you’re not using advanced features of this tool.
- Respondus exam and survey creation software: best for longer, more complex assessments. Respondus is a Windows application that enhances the functionality and usability of the Assessments tool. Respondus may be more efficient and intuitive to use. After creating your assessments in Respondus, you can easily publish them to your online course. For information on how to obtain a copy of Respondus, click here.
NOTE: Apple Macintosh users can run Respondus and StudyMate using Windows emulation software such as Microsoft's Virtual PC.
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