In order to improve student learning in an online course it is important to give timely summative feedback regarding content they are expected to learn. Most learning management systems will help you to create knowledge checks and other assessments that are automatically graded, giving students immediate feedback on which questions they got correct. Creating rubrics is another way to provide students with summative feedback.
- [Voiceover] Delivering high quality feedback to students…is a critical element of the learning process.…Most online learning platforms provide…excellent opportunities to provide…both summative as well as formative feedback.…Let's take a look at some examples…within a learning management system.…First, I'm inside of Canvas,…and I want to show you how I create a quiz.…I'll click on Quizzes,…and the quiz feature in most learning management systems…will provide an excellent way to give assessments,…whether they're knowledge checks that don't count…for any points, or a graded quiz, or a test.…
Here in the upper-right corner, I'll click on plus Quiz.…Now, once inside of here, I really want to show you…how we're able to customize a quiz…within a learning management system,…and this will be true with most of them.…So, for here, if I scroll down,…I can choose the Quiz Type,…Assignment, shuffle the answers.…I can set a time limit if I'd like to.…I choose to whether I'd like to allow for multiple attempts…by the student, and another really important part…
Staff author Oliver Schinkten draws the connections between high-quality instruction and online education. He provides a framework for creating a digital classroom—with or without a learning management system—and guidance to get students interacting with the course material, the instructor, and each other. Collaboration is the key to making the learning experience more dynamic. Oliver also shows how to incorporate digital resources and the latest ed tech into your classroom, and make sure the lessons are accessible to students of all ability levels.
- What is online education?
- Why does online education succeed?
- Understanding learning management systems
- Incorporating technology in the classroom
- Setting guidelines and expectations about online courses
- Writing learning outcomes and learning objectives
- Sharing and curating files and resources
- Tracking student progress
- Engaging students
- Fostering communication
- Providing feedback
- Making learning accessible to students with disabilities