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:
1. Identify multiple benefits associated with using technology resources to assess student performance and modify teaching to meet students’ needs.
2. Understand the pedagogy associated with appropriate online assessment options.
3. Describe a variety of online assessment features available in Blackboard.
4. Understand how to create an online assessment in Blackboard and view the results.
Shariq Ahmed has a Master of Science degree in Information Systems and Decision Sciences and is an Academic Technology Consultant for the Faculty Development Center at California State University Fullerton. He is the Blackboard Administrator for the campus and is actively involved in planning, designing, developing and delivering extensive faculty development training workshops. In addition to training instructors at the Faculty Development Center he is also a Lecturer at Cal State Fullerton in the Department of Secondary Teacher Education. Mr. Ahmed teaches the course titled Proficiency in Educational Technology to graduate students in the credential program.
Susan Gaitan is an Academic Technology Consultant for CSUF’s Faculty Development Center. She provides faculty with training and support in educational technology applications. Areas of special interest include online teaching and learning, instructional design and development, and student-centered learning environments. 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.
Cynthia Gautreau is currently completing a doctoral dissertation. Her current research focuses on technology integration in higher education and faculty motivation factors. Her education background includes a Master of Education in Education Technology and Multimedia, a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.