Assessment and Feedback

Refers to the process used to gather evidence of the achievement of the Learning Outcomes.

  • Learning outcomes are provided for each unit. The outcomes should use active verbs, and also be specific and measurable
  • Course grading policies, including consequences of late submissions, are clearly stated in the course information area or syllabus
  • Course includes frequent and appropriate methods to assess mastery of content
  • Criteria for the assessment of a graded assignment are clearly articulated (rubrics, exemplary work)
  • Learners have opportunities to review their performance and assess their own learning throughout the course (pre-tests, automated self-tests, reflective assignments, etc.)
  • Learners are informed when a timed response is required. Proper lead time is provided to ensure there is an opportunity to prepare an accommodation
  • Learners have easy access to a well designed and up-to-date gradebook
  • Learners have multiple opportunities to provide descriptive feedback on course design, course content, course experience, and ease of online technology
  • Assessments are authentic (e.g. designed with personal and real world relevance)