The Use of Learning Management Systems and Technology in Assessment
The Blackboard Learning Management System is available university wide by California State University Fullerton. Multiple assessment options exist within Blackboard including surveys, tests, and quizzes. Incorporating the assessment functionality permits users to adequately measure performance, analyze responses, and evaluate data that is automatically prepared by the Blackboard system. Participants will learn how to utilize the assessment options in Blackboard to measure student performance and the pedagogy associated with appropriate assessment options. The creation of assessments in Blackboard and viewing the scored results in the Blackboard online gradebook will be demonstrated.
Faculty wishing to learn how to effectively utilize the assessment options available within the Blackboard Learning Management System.
Upon completion of this workshop participants should be able to:
- Identify multiple benefits associated with using technology resources to assess student performance and modify teaching to meet students’ needs.
- Understand the pedagogy associated with appropriate online assessment options.
- Describe a variety of online assessment features available in Blackboard.
- Understand how to create an online assessment in Blackboard and view the results.
Susan Gaitan is an Academic Technology Consultant for CSUF’s Faculty Development Center. She provides faculty with training and support in educational technology applications. Susan has spent ten years working in higher education. She earned her M.A. in Education from Cal Poly Pomona specializing in Educational Technology and Multimedia.
Shariq Ahmed earned his MS in Management Information Systems (MIS) from California State University Fullerton and is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Secondary Education, teaching Educational Technology to future Secondary teachers.
Prior to joining the FDC, he worked for four years with the College of HDCS and Education as an Information Technology Consultant; providing technical training and consulting to the College faculty and developing and designing websites for the College.
His areas of interest include web design and development, integration and augmentation of technology in the classrooms, utilization of technological tools and applications for teaching and learning and web-based instruction and design. Shariq is more than happy to provide all the help and support to the faculty at Cal State Fullerton in bringing them closer to technology.
Cynthia Gautreau is completing a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Higher Education. Her current research focuses on technology integration, instructional design, and education technology. She currently is an Academic Technology Consultant at California State University Fullerton’s Faculty Development Center where she designs, develops and delivers technology workshops to faculty.