Use of Technology in Assessment
Utilizing advanced features in a
Learning Management System to assess student
The Blackboard Learning Management System is available university wide by California State University Fullerton. Multiple assessment options exist within Blackboard including surveys, tests, quizzes, Turnitin assignments, Early Warning System, Course Statistics and Performance Dashboard. 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 advanced assessment options in Blackboard to perform studentsí initial, progressive and summative assessment; with the capability to provide individual and immediate feedback to students. The creation of assessments in Blackboard, monitoring and analyzing student participation as well as viewing the scored results in Blackboard will be demonstrated.
Faculty wishing to learn how to effectively utilize the advanced 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 an LMS, as Blackboard, to assess student performance and modify teaching to meet studentsí needs.
2. Describe a variety of advanced online assessment features available in Blackboard.
3. Understand how to create an online assessment or quiz in Blackboard and view the results.
4. Understand how to prevent plagiarism by creating Assignments in Blackboard using Turnitin and being able to analyze the results.
Shariq Ahmed has a Master of Science degree in Information Systems and Decision Sciences and is an Information Technology Consultant for CSUF Information Technology. He is the Blackboard Administrator for the campus and is actively involved in supporting, maintaining and managing the Blackboard backend operations for the campus. He also trains instructors at the Faculty Development Center and is 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.