Universal ABCD Polls on Zoom
Read or watch a video about how to save time and energy when setting up Zoom polls for your class.
Design with a Purpose (Your Assessment)
Question – As an educator – have you ever experienced the following routine? You teach to large groups of students, you assess, you evaluate, you ‘scratch your head in reflection,’ redesign the assessment, and repeat – sometimes with improvement in students learning goals and sometimes not? We offer five things to keep in mind when designing…
My Worth: A Reflective Journal
Learn from this student as they discuss the impact a reflective journal assignment had on their self-identity and feelings of self-worth.
Transformation Strategy Change Communications Plan Voiced presentation Assessment
Learn about how this faculty developed an authentic and experiential learning assessment by using the college’s current transformation strategy as a case study.
Creating Application Questions for Assessments
Learn how this faculty member adapted their tests to the online environment, including strategies that support student success in answering application-level test questions.
Reflective Journals Drive Centennial College’s 3Es
Assessing critical thinking takes more than chasing a rubric. Reflective journals require more from both educator and student. It moves beyond show me what you learned this week…into more of a focused exploration.
Answer Templates for Calculation Assessments
Create answer templates for calculation assessments to standardize student’s submissions so it is easier to mark.
Open-Book Tests for In-Classroom and Online Assessment
Explore the benefits of open book testing and some tips on how to promote academic honesty through question design.
Designing Personal and Experiential Assignments
Take the tedium out of assignments and marking by implementing more personal and experiential assessments in your class. Explore the benefits of these types of assessments for both yourself and your students!
Using an “Optional Memo” to Give Students a Second Chance
Who doesn’t love second chances? Explore this tip about an “optional memo” that provides students with the opportunity to explain the rationale behind their work and recoup some marks.
My experience with Asynchronous Teaching and Learning using eCentennial (LMS) tools
Explore these five key elements to student success in an asynchronous learning environment. Includes D2L (LMS) tools used to support these elements.
Crossword Puzzle – Lecture Assignment
Transform your quizzes into crossword puzzles to engage your students! Includes a sample crossword puzzle and link to crossword puzzle generator.
Trade Secret #5: Show you care and put it in writing!
This is no big secret, but paying close attention to the affective dimension is key to learning and teaching. The majority of online courses at this time are still largely text-based, so I pay special attention to the nuances and emotional tone in all of my communications with students, whether via email or in the…
Don’t wait until it is too late! Using Google Docs to give immediate feedback.
In this video, I walk you through how I use Google Docs in a synchronous virtual classroom for in-class work. I find this technique useful for providing real time feedback on students’ understanding of concepts and prevents students from going too far down a wrong track. By setting up a clearly labelled document for each…
This video shows the steps to creating a PeerMark submission folder inside a course module and instructions on how students can give feedback to their peers. PeerMark is a great way to get students to share their work before their final submission or as practice. The options are limitless!
Anonymous Start, Stop, and Keep
Get immediate feedback from your students on your classes and lessons. Anonymous Start, Stop and Keep is an asynchronous activity that encourages students to contribute their feedback in a consistent, safe and meaningful way!