Key Steps in Assessment Design

The Key Steps in Assessment Design

Key steps in Assessment Design

  1. familiarise yourself with deadlines and UCC policies
  2. agree on an assessment SOP with your colleagues
  3. design the assessment (what makes the most sense for your LOs? your discipline? what type of questions do you want to ask? what type of 'knowing' do you want to check?)
  4. pick the tools (e.g. Canvas quiz, essay submission area, Panopto, etc.)
  5. build the exam (see the Teaching with Technology course in Canvas for step-by-step instructions)
  6. post clear instructions for completing the exam to Canvas (ideally in both a page and an announcement)

We would encourage you to standardise and systematise your assessment approach where possible and sample SOPs (Standard Operating Protocols) created by your peers which helped make the exam go very smoothly in the summer are avaialble upon request.

Communication is crucial here. There is scope for some flexibility in approach based on what you have written in the module descriptor: while you cannot deviate from the type of assessment approved in the Book of Moules but rather in how it is delivered. Students must know in advance of any deviation from the expected delivery method of the assessment outlined in the Book of Modules. Time and again the message from students is that they are overwhelmed with information coming from lecturers. Do this in a coordinated way.

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