Learners’ answers are not saved and cannot be reviewed

Brightspace self assessments allow learners to reflect and get “in the moment” low-stakes feedback on their knowledge, course progress, readiness for an upcoming test or assignment, etc.

Note:  Responses are not saved. Self assessments are not graded and have no point value. Instructors can see whether or not a student has compelted a self-assessment completion but no responses are saved.


Why use self-assessments?

  • Provide low-stakes (no-stakes) formative assessment with automatic feedback and tips
  • Provide an opportunity for guided reflection 
  • Help students monitor their own comprehension and grasp of the course material at a specific point in time. 

Create and Manage Self-Assessments

Create a Self-Assessment

  1. On the navbar, click Course Tools then choose Self-Assessments (alternatively, find Self-Assessments in Course Admin) 
  2. On the Manage Self Assessments page, click New Self Assessment.
  3. In the General area, enter your self assessment details.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Add/Edit Questions.
  6. Do any of the following:
    • To create a new question, from the New button, select the type of question you want to add. Enter the question details and click Save.
    • To add questions from another collection, a text file, or a learning repository, click Import. Enter your importing details and click Save.
  7. Repeat the previous step until you have added all your quiz questions.
  8. Click Done Editing Questions > Save and Close.

Question feedback and hints

Self-assessments look very similar to a quiz and uses questions from the question bank (although no grade is provided).

There are a number of ways to provide feedback:

  • Give feedback for every question response. Use feedback that provides a basis for improving content comprehension (e.g. rather than just correct or incorrect).
  • In some question types (like multiple choice), you can also provide different feedback for each answer choice within the question
  • Use question hints to suggest how to approach a question. Enable hints when you create the self assessment.

Example Self-Assessment