This guidance will give you an overview of the different assessment tools available on Learning Space, this excludes the Assignment and Turnitin activities.
- Using the Learning Space as an assessment tool
- Testing knowledge
- Crowdsourcing information
- Peer assessment
- Further support
Using the Learning Space as an assessment tool
The Learning Space offers a range of activities that can be used in multiple ways. By using online methods of assessment, feedback can be provided quicker - sometimes instantaneous as well as being accessible from anywhere. Engagement can be increased by encouraging discussion and collaboration between students.
Staff often want to test a students knowledge as they progress through a module to ensure they understand the content delivered. Learning Space offers a range of activities that can be used to test as well as capture students understanding.
- Quizzes: Staff can deliver quizzes made up of multiple choice, long answer and short text questions. Feedback can be provided instantly and settings can be adjusted to allow student to reattempt.
- Choices: A single question with a specific selection of answers. Choices can be useful for assessing knowledge at the beginning of a lecture or workshop.
- Questionnaire: Staff can assess the knowledge of a cohort by gathering answers from a questionnaire.
Learning Space is an excellent tool for gathering student generated content in the form of contributions to a glossary, database or wiki. This is a great way to build a bank of content around a particular topic that all students will find useful, for example a collection of authors, Youtube tutorials or previous work.
- Glossary: A simple word and definition activity which allows students to submit their own entries around a particular topic. Staff can review a students entry to assess their understanding.
- Database: A database offers greater flexibility in comparison to a glossary in terms of what entries a user can submit. Databases are customisable allowing staff to tailor them to suit their needs.
- Wiki: Similar to Wikipedia, a wiki allows students to submit and maintain pages of information on a particular subject.
Sometimes staff ask students to review the work of others and Learning Space offers useful tools that simply facilitate this.
- Workshop: Learning Space's peer assessment tool, staff are able to allow students to upload a piece of work and then assign manually or randomly
- Forum: The forum activity facilitates discussion between students and can be also be used as a method of tracking and recording progress and challenges throughout the module.
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