Assessment in Moodle | 9/25
Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Assessment in Moodle
Yes, this workshop will cover the Moodle grade book and how it works, but there is more to assessing your students’ work than just using points, percentages and letter grades.
Assessing your students begins with developing goals for student-centered learning that are outlined in your course syllabus. Some of these goals and outcomes can be measured using traditional grading methods such as direct grading or rubrics. However, not all rating scales have to be numbers-based. In this workshop, we will review traditional and emerging practices in rating actual student learning as well as their capacity to learn using advanced tools now available in Moodle.
***IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING THIS ASSESSMENT IN MOODLE WORKSHOP:
In order to help us provide a better workshop experience, we are asking you to complete a pre-workshop online tutorial prior to attending the face-to-face session.
To complete the online tutorial, click on the following link which will ask you to enroll in the Grading in Moodle site.
Once the Moodle site launches, click Continue and enter your OASIS ID and password.
You will then Click the Enroll me button and be placed into the Grading in Moodle site.
You may then click on the What grading method should you choose? START HERE! and just follow the onscreen instructions.
Part-time faculty who have not previously attended this workshop will receive a modest stipend (taxable) for attending.
CENTER FOR INNOVATION
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Standards and Expectations
The following standards and expectations apply
for in-classroom, hybrid, and online courses.
All of us in the CITE always take feedback very seriously—both in the way we teach our workshops, and in the way we conduct our classrooms. We always strive to model effective instructional practices. With this intent, we feel it is important to establish expectations (or what we might refer to on a syllabus as standards and policies).
TIMELINESS AND ATTENDANCE:
Like in any class we offer at Columbia, workshop participants need to arrive on time. Admittance to the workshop may be denied if participants are more than 10 minutes late. We of course prefer that you are 0 minutes late! (If you know ahead of time that you are going to be late because of a prior commitment, please e-mail the instructor directly and we will do our best to accommodate you.)
Why would we turn you away from a free faculty workshop, when we realize and appreciate that you have so much else going on? A couple of reasons:
Tardiness often causes unwanted distractions for the rest of the participants, thereby affecting their overall learning and understanding of class material.
Tardiness often causes interruptions and delays when late participant(s) need to get caught up. This not only distracts those already in the room, but hinders class progress and may even affect workshop learning outcomes.
Part-time faculty participants who are more than 10 minutes late or leave more than 10 minutes will not be eligible for any stipend associated with that workshop.
Workshop participants must only work on workshop content during the duration of the workshop. We know it’s tempting to surf the web, check email, or even take care of personal business while you’re in our classroom. However, some workshop participants have been abusing personal web-surfing time—something their peers have said is extremely distracting. Please limit personal web-surfing and email-checking to the break or before the workshop begins. Anyone not willing to participate fully in the workshop will not be eligible for the associated stipend and disruptive attendees will be asked to leave.
In addition to attendance and participation, workshop participants are expected to complete all exercises and activities associated with the workshop and to attend all sessions of a multi-week series. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of associated stipend and any related certificate or recognition for completion.