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We assess in order to understand how and what our students are learning, and where there are still muddy points or confusion. Authentic assessment is built into your course or lesson right from the start, and is based on your learning outcomes. (See also Teaching Resources tab Language of Teaching section.)
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Learn how to develop an engaging assignment and select instructional content that builds students' critical thinking skills. This example draws on Ken Bain's book, What the Best College Teachers Do.
A syllabus is so much more than a list of rules, assignments, and dates. A syllabus can a be a learning tool. The articles below offer some up-to-date and creative takes on making the syllabus informative and engaging, as well as a point of reference for the entire semester.
*Your school may have a preferred template and standardized language. Be sure to ask first.
How To Create a Syllabus: Advice Guide This article is long but rich in advice.
Rubrics are fast and easy to use. Simply evaluate the student work against the rubric’s qualitative statements and assign the associated points. The feedback is “built in”. Develop your own or use one of the many rubrics found online. Build your rubric in Blackboard and it’s ready to use. Share it with your students in advance to set expectations and supply structure.