Assessing Your Students

Traditional classroom assessments used to measure Student Learning Outcomes can be modified to be submitted and evaluated online. The table below provides examples of the types of assessments that students can produce and submit in D2L. 

Type of AssessmentExamples & UsesSuggested Software for Students to Produce Assessment*Submission or Evaluation Tool in D2L


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Written Assignment


  • Papers, essays, “take-home” exam
  • Letters or memos
  • Advertisements, brochures, PSA (Public Service Announcement)
  • Play scripts or poems
  • News articles or editorials
  • Book review
  • Abstracts or literature review
  • Outlines – detailed outline of research paper
  • Annotated bibliography
Word
Google Docs
Pages (Mac)
(use of templates are supported in these options)
Assignment
(individual or group submission to the instructor)

Discussion Board
(submission for viewing by other students)

Rubrics

Presentation iconPresentations

  • Present learned content
  • Practice professional presentation and communication skills
PowerPoint
Google Slides
Keynote (Mac)

Student choice*:
  • Adobe Spark
  • Prezi
  • Canva
  • PowToon
Synchronous:
WebEx

Asynchronous:
Assignment
(individual or group submission to the instructor)

Discussion Board
(submission for viewing by other students)

Rubrics
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Concept & Mind Maps


  • Diagram techniques
  • Visually organize information
  • Demonstrate relationships among concepts
  • Design Infographics
  • Create Visual Aids
Word
(Smart Art functions)
Google Draw

Student choice*:
  • ExamTime
  • Coggle
  • Bubbl.us

Assignment
(individual or group submission to the instructor)

Discussion Board
(submission for viewing by other students)

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Video Demonstration

  • Record demonstration of content knowledge:
    • Solving a math problem
    • Taking blood pressure
    • Proper use of equipment or technique
TechSmith Knowmia
(available to students; VLAC directions in progress)
YouTube

Student choice*:
  • TinyTake
  • Apowersoft Screen Recorder 
  • Movavi

Assignment
(individual or group submission to the instructor)

Discussion Board
(submission for viewing by other students)

Rubrics

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Debates

  • Defend position
  • Demonstrate applied knowledge
D2LSynchronous:
WebEx

Asynchronous:
Discussion Board

Discussion Icon

Discussion

  • Respond to topic with citations
  • Explain a concept
D2LDiscussion Board

Rubrics

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Oral Report

  • Oral defense/essay
  • Teach a topic or concept
TechSmith Knowmia
(available to students; VLAC directions in progress)

Student choice*:
  • Audacity
  • Garageband (Mac)
Synchronous:
WebEx

Asynchronous:
Assignment

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Podcast

  • Audio Narrative
  • Interviews
  • Incorporate voice-over, sound effects and/or music
TechSmith Knowmia
(available to students; VLAC directions in progress)

Student choice*:
  • Audacity
  • Garageband (Mac)

Assignment
(individual or group submission to the instructor)

Discussion Board
(submission for viewing by other students)

Rubrics


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Portfolio

  • Collection of work throughout semester
  • Demonstrate growth in subject area
  • Critically analyze and narrate rationales for items in portfolio
Varies by artifact

Student choice*:
  • Wiki
  • Google Site
  • Wordpress
  • Google Slides
Assignment

ePortfolio

Group Project icon

Group Project


  • Assessments can be written to include collaborative group work
    • Best practice is to allow peers to assess their input as part of the group project grade
Varies by assessmentGroups

Assignment
(individual or group submission to the instructor)

Discussion Board
(submission for viewing by other students)

Rubrics


*NOTE: Lone Star College employees and students have free access to Office 365 and other software through the college. Other software may be used to produce assessments but assessment instructions should specify acceptable submission formats.

For individual assistance with creating assessments in your course, schedule an appointment with your campus instructional designer.