Category results for: Assessment and Measurement

Map Your Course Visually

We all know alignment between program objectives, course objectives, and module objectives is important, but getting there can be a tremendous challenge. This poster, created by New Mexico State University and based on Quality Matters standards, provides a visual representation of this process with real-world examples. Applying this format to your own course can help […]

Blackboard Test Deployment Checklist

  I did NOT copy and paste from Word to Blackboard. Why?  Word has “behind the scenes” code that gets pasted into Blackboard. After pasting, the formatting might look fine to you, but it can alter the display of questions and even prevent students from completing a test. If your text is in Word, you […]

Add Interactive Quizzing to Kaltura Lectures

Kaltura includes an easy to use wizard for creating an unlimited number of questions that you can embed at chosen points in your lecture. The multiple choice format allows for 2, 3, or 4 answers and flexible settings give you the ability to choose if learners can skip questions, revise answers, get hints and/or discover […]

Bb Quick Tip: Provide accommodations for students during tests

At some point, most instructors encounter a situation where a student is unable to complete a test as scheduled or has an accommodation letter for extended time.  It isn’t difficult to provide an alternative in a face-to-face class, but how do you handle such cases with the test is only offered online?  Let’s take a […]


There has been a lot of information posted about the educational value of using rubrics on many teaching websites.  Additionally, the Association of American Colleges and Universities came together to develop 16 rubrics for undergraduate education.  These rubrics are called VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) rubrics and are available to use in your […]

Peer Review with Google Forms

An interesting article from the University of Minnesota on using Google Forms for peer review. Looks like a very promising and easy to implement solution for peer review.

End of Program survey for Graduating Seniors

It is nearing the end of the semester which means​ that all of​ our students​ planning to graduate in May​ 2015 will soon receive ​a ​request from ​the Office of Academic Programs to complete the ​SON ​End of Program ​​survey​​.​ On April 10, the survey will be distributed to all graduating students​​ and they will […]

Spring 2015 Course and Faculty Evaluations

Faculty and students can expect to receive information about course evaluations approximately two weeks prior to the last day of class and the evaluations will only be available for the last two weeks of classes. The exact evaluation start and dates for your course(s) can be viewed here. Use the filter options to find your […]

Promote Academic Integrity by Setting Feedback Options on Blackboard Tests

A best practice when deploying a test on Blackboard is to limit the amount of feedback that individual students can see until after the entire class has completed the assessment. Blackboard’s Test Results and Feedback Options allow instructors to create up to two automated rules that determine what information students receive about their performance on an assessment, […]

Blackboard Item Analysis for Tests

Item analysis is a feature in Blackboard that provides statistics on overall test performance and individual test questions. This data helps you recognize questions that might be poor discriminators of student performance. You can use this information to improve questions for future test administrations or to adjust credit on current attempts. Click here to view and […]