Assessment Tools

Five Tips for Choosing the Right Assessment Tool

What are assessment tools? 

Assessment tools aid in assessing and evaluating student learning and can provide different options to assess students beyond the traditional exam. Several tools are available including grading rubrics, Canvas Assignments, plagiarism detection, self-assessment, and peer assessment, surveys, and classroom polling.  

Why use assessment tools? 

Assessment tools can be used to help support active learning, facilitate team-building activities, and foster peer-to-peer learning. They also provide alternative assessment methods and can be used to check in on student learning in real time. 

Considerations for Using Assessment Tools 

Because these tools are all online, there can be a number of technical considerations to take into account. Although most are easy to use, extra time to learn how to use and navigate them can be required. Instructors will also want to thoughtfully design assessments around the capabilities of the tools.  

Getting Started with Assessment Tools 

Contact the Center to set up a consultation to learn more about how to incorporate assessment tools into teaching and learning. Several Resource Library items are also available to explore on your own.