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Module 3: Designing online assessment

This module addresses how to plan, design and develop assessments in online courses. The module explores providing feedback online, involving students in the assessment process, rubrics, and how to encourage academic integrity in online assessments.

Reimagining Assessments for the Online Classroom

The Reimagining Assessments wiki is intended to be an open resource for instructors who need to move from traditional face-to-face assessment to online assessments. The authors acknowledge that assessments may vary from discipline to discipline, and that not all learning outcomes can be assessed in a digital environment.

We considered classes above 30 to be large classes, since it is around that number that videoconferencing with the full group present visually becomes impractical.


Sunita Chowrira, Professor of Teaching, Associate Head of Biology

Fred Cutler, Associate Professor, Political Science

Jonathan Graves, Assistant Professor, Vancouver School of Economics

Patrick Pennefather, Assistant Professor Design and Production, Department of Theatre and Film.

Amber Shaw, Lecturer, Academic english Program, Vantage College

Using the UBC Wiki to Enhance Student Learning Through Open Assignments

The UBC Wiki is an excellent tool that can enable student collaboration, host online discussions and support open assignments that involve students as co-creators of knowledge and learning resources. This session explores different approaches to using the UBC Wiki for courses, including supporting open assignments, best practices for course and project organization, and enabling student collaboration.


  • Will Engle, Strategist, Open Education Initiatives, CTLT
  • Rie Namba, Educational Resources Developer, Open Resources, CTLT


Creating Multiple Choice Questions for Higher Order Learning

Are you using multiple choice questions to their full capacity?

We all know that multiple choice questions can be a powerful component of your assessment and pedagogical strategies. They can save time and support consistency in marking, They can be useful for piquing student interest; promoting classroom interaction (both in person and online!); and assessing prior, formative and even summative learning.

Is there a learning outcome or content that you are struggling to assess and wonder if a multiple choice question might work? Bring that outcome or content and the questions/approaches you have used in the past and let’s explore if and how a multiple-choice question might work.


  • Carrie Hunter, Curriculum Consultant, CTLT
  • Judy Chan, Faculty Associate, Faculty Liaison (Land and Food Systems)


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Session Recording

Peer Feedback for Meaningful Student Engagement in Online Teaching

Have you worried about how you will create meaningful learning for your student in an online course next term? Join us for a dialogue about how peer feedback can be used in an online course to help students actively engage in their learning and self regulate their progress toward course learning objectives. Kelly Allison and Marie Nightbird, Instructors in the school of Social work will share their experience with using a peer feedback assignment using CLAS (Collaborative Learning and Annotation System) in a BSW level communications skills class.

Participants in this session will be invited to consider the ways in which they can incorporate peer feedback in their own context for meaningful student learning.


  • Kelly Allison, Instructor, School of Social Work
  • Marie Nightbird, Instructor, School of Social Work


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Session Recording

Building Authentic Assessment for Online Learning

When considering moving courses online, we are also moving our assessment online. In this session, we will revisit our existing assessment strategies, explore some authentic assessment examples used by colleagues across campus, share our own perceived challenges, and learn tips from each other.

1. What are the principles for online assessment?

2. What types of assessment are better for online learning?

3. How should we introduce academic integrity?

4. What technologies are available to support our assessment strategies?

We hope that you will walk away with a couple new ideas on how to tweak your existing practices for online learning. Join us to explore authentic assessment examples and develop practical assessment strategies to foster online learning community for your course.


Hailan Chen, Educational Consultant, Learning Design, CTLT

Judy Chan, Faculty Associate/ Faculty Liaison, Land and Food Systems, CTLT


Session Recording

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