Assessing students’ progress is an integral part of every course but can become very time-consuming when dealing with large groups and/or a large number of assignments. There are several digital tools available that make it possible to create a wide variety of assignments that also streamline the process; students hand in their work digitally after which grading and feedback can also be done digitally.
Below are some techniques you can use for assessment and feedback. The links bring you to the appropriate way to blend page.
Online quizzes that are automatically graded can save you a lot of time. But you can also have students hand in ‘open’ assignments (like a piece of homework or an essay) using digital tools that make it possible to grade in several ways (e.g. horizontally), in turn making the process of grading more streamlined. See formative assessments for more information or go straight to some of the available tools, like Canvas Quiz, Turnitin or Feedbackfruits.
With peer feedback, students hand in assignments and then provide each other with feedback on those assignments. Not only do the students learn from the feedback that is provided to them, the act of providing other students with feedback can be very educational. This could save you some time in grading, but it is still important to monitor the students’ activities and to make sure that everything stays on track. See feedback methods for more information.