Assessments may take many forms. They might include instructor assessment of the student, student self-assessment and peer assessment. Your course assessments may include:
- Diagnostic assessments – ungraded assessments to provide you and your students with an understanding of where they are right now in their knowledge and skills
- Formative assessments – graded and ungraded assessments to measure your students’ progress (beyond their starting point, but before their final understanding and skill-level)
- Summative assessments – to measure students’ cumulative understanding and skills in relation to the course learning outcomes
At the course design stage, consider identifying a variety of assessment methods, from quizzes and exams to papers, projects, online discussions, journals, case studies or presentations. Find more ideas.