Step 7: Assess Student Learning Online
When students cannot submit a paper or take a quiz or an exam in a traditional physical classroom, instructors will need to move these activities online.
Note: If you are concerned about unsanctioned collaboration, plagiarism or cheating, start with these two guidance documents: Promoting Academic Integrity During Remote Learning and Online Assessment Best Practices, including methods for promoting academic integrity during online testing
Creating quizzes or exams:
- Some textbooks offer online quizzes and exams that integrate with Course Site. Check with your publisher to see if this is available to you.
- In spring 2020, Lehigh did not use a centrally funded or centrally supported online proctoring service for any courses that just moved online during spring 2020. If online learning continues in Fall, we will provide additional guidance on this question. However, before turning to remote proctoring, we recommend you start with Promoting Academic Integrity During Remote Learning and then, for exams and quizzes, follow the Online Assessment Best Practices document, which explains how you can set up quizzes in a way that diminishes the likelihood that students will violate academic integrity policies.
- Watch CITL's video module "Creating Quizzes and Exams in Course Site"
- Watch a recording of CITL's workshop "Creating Quizzes and Exams in Course Site"
- Watch a recording of CITL's workshop on "Creating Online exams in computation-heavy STEM courses"
Assigning essays and papers
- If you have questions related to designing effective assignments in an online context, consult the director of Lehigh's Writing Across the Curriculum program, the Digital Scholarship project manager, or your subject librarian.
- If you want student work analyzed to affirm academic integrity, we recommend you start with Promoting Academic Integrity During Remote Learning, then read On the Effective Use of Turnitin and then set up a Turnitin Assignment or Google Assignment in Course Site in Course Site to collect student essays/papers. Turnitin creates a Similarity Score for each submitted paper and highlights potentially unoriginal text. Also, Grademark is a feature built into Turnitin that allows you to comment directly on student papers, give overall comments, record voice comments, and create rubrics for quick, focused feedback.
- COMING SOON: Lehigh is negotiating a contract with Proctorio, a remote learning integrity platform. We will share details of that service once the contract is finalized.
- Watch a CITL video on "Assessing Student Learning Online: Assigning, Collecting, and Grading Written Work"
- Watch a recording of CITL's workshop on "Assessing Student Learning Online: Assigning, Collecting, and Grading Written Work"
- Lehigh's guide to Promoting Academic Integrity During Remote Learning
- On the Effective Use of Turnitin
- Designing Research Paper Assignments