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Assessing Student Learning

Assessment of student learning doesn't have to mean a big final exam. Think about each of your course objectives and how students may be able to demonstrate whether or not they've met each objective. Any of the tools listed above might be a vehicle for students to demonstrate their mastery.

If one project, exam, assignment, discussion, etc. can capture your course objectives, you can use it. Or, you can select the items from your course for each objective that will serve as your evidence of student learning. However you do it, you'll want to be sure your plan touches each of your course level objectives (you may have already assessed some of them through your in-class activities).

For More Information Building Creative Alternative Assessments

For More Information Re-Thinking Course-Level Assessment

Reach out via our request assistance form if you would like to discuss innovative ways of assessing your students.

eCampus Assessment Tool and Respondus Monitor

You may use the assessments tool in eCampus to create traditional assessments in your course. For detailed information on the testing tool please see this document from ITS and our testing webinar.

You must give exams during the time your course was scheduled to meet. You need to be online during the exam period in case students need tests reset or have other issues (see the ITS page linked below for instructions).

If you are part of Eberly's Common Exam schedule, there is a discussion happening with ITS to accommodate that schedule. Reach out to your administration for guidance.

Academic Integrity

If your request was approved by the Provost's office, you may also use Respondus Monitor to proctor your assessment by recording the student through the webcam. It works with the Respondus Lock Down Browser, you can read more at the link below.

You can learn more about eCampus assessments and Respondus Monitor at the ITS page on  Teaching Remotely During the COVID-19 Outbreak.

If you were not approved for proctoring there are other ways to promote academic integrity online. The Office of Academic Integrity has a resource on  Academic Integrity in Online Contexts.

Final Exams

Guidance on final exams is still forthcoming based on guidance from the Office of the Provost. Stay tuned!