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Assessments, tests, and quizzes

Blackboard self and peer assessment tool

Peer assessment is not one of the most popular activities in the classroom, but it can be one of the most effective in promoting learning.

Blackboard’s self and peer assessment is a simple and effective tool that can alleviate some of the pitfalls of peer assessment, such as anonymity and grading. It also allows students to improve the skill of giving and accepting constructive criticism, while enhancing their work and the work of others.

Learn how to create engaging, effective and (even) enjoyable self and peer assessments for your hybrid and online classes.


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Duration: 30 min
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Cost: free for UFV faculty and staff.

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Setting up test and quizzes with Blackboard

Learn how to effectively set up tests and quizzes, grade them, give feedback, use access logs, and prevent possible technical issues.


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Duration: 15 or 30 min
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Classroom participation and quizzes with Kahoot!

Kahoot! is a free, interactive tool that allows teachers to create tests, quizzes, surveys, etc. and play them in the classroom on any device connected to the Internet with instant results and high engagement from students/learners.

In this workshop, you learn how to:

  • create a fun learning game using multiple choice questions in minutes;
  • add videos, images, and diagrams to questions to amplify engagement;
  • encourage players to create and share their own Kahoots to deepen understanding, mastery, and purpose.

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Making formative quizzing fun with Kahoot!

Low or no stakes formative assessment via quizzes is always a great way to ensure everyone is getting it, and quizzes are typically expected and desired. Let’s add a fun Kahoot! and a formal not-for-marks quiz in Blackboard that you can both use in class.

This workshop looks at some of the common obstacles instructors face when setting up a Blackboard quiz or a Kahoot!


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Duration: 30 min
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The Teaching and Learning Centre has been an incredible source of support. From my first encounters with getting help to create online videos for blended and online learning to my most recent requests for increasing whiteboard space around classrooms to foster collaboration, the TLC has always been welcoming and supportive of my ideas. I have always felt comfortable asking whether something is possible or not, and more often than not, the TLC team offers me a variety of solutions and options.

  • – Judy Larsen
  •    Upgrading and University Preparation

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