Designing Assessment Series focuses on Canvas

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The highly praised Designing Assessments Series has returned, allowing interested participants to build their skills in designing effective assessments. This four-part series, developed in collaboration with representatives from the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, is presented by Crystal Ramsay from Educational Technology Services and Lisa Urban from ITS Training Services. The series focuses on best practices of creating quizzes and exams, the practical application within Canvas (Penn State’s new Learning Management System), and tools to measure the overall effectiveness of course assessments. Sessions will be offered April 5 and 6.

“This is an effort to combine what we know from research and pedagogy with respect to assessments combined with a very powerful Canvas assessment tool,” said Ramsay, co-creator of the series. “This series is designed to be interactive, and people will be asked to think about assessment in their own context.”

Interested participants can sign up to attend any or all of the Designing Assessments Series sessions by clicking on the course title below. Participants will be prompted to log in to the registration system and will then be able to sign up for the course.

Assessment: Overview of Best Thinking and Best Practices
8:45 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, via Web

Assessment: Best Practices for Developing Effective Multiple Choice Questions
10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, via Web

Assessment: Creating Effective Quizzes and Exams in Canvas
9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, via Web 

Assessment: Improving Multiple Choice Exams through Item Analysis
12:45 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, via Web 

Click here to learn more about Canvas training opportunities. 

Last Updated March 31, 2016