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Crowdmark Guide

These instructions are supplied for using Crowdmark, which is an online, collaborative grading and analytics tool for instructors and their TAs. In this guide, you will be taken through how to access and set up your course in Crowdmark, create assessments, and grade...

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Alternative forms of assessment

Although high-stakes exams have been a common assessment practice, many instructors are increasingly using alternative methods to promote other forms of learning while also offering flexibility for learners.Alternative assessment ideas While high stakes examinations...

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ePortfolio Assessment

ePortfolios offer an opportunity for authentic assessment in work-integrated learning situations that are variable, unpredictable and context specific (Ferns & Comfort, 2014; Ferns & Zegwaard, 2014). However, it also brings challenges, including difficulties...

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Grade inflation and inequality

Grade inflation is considered to occur when instructors give higher grades to student work when compared to comparable work in previous years (so no increase in achievement to warrant a higher grade) (Hunt, 2008). Kohn (2008) argues that it is impossible to prove such...

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Grading Toolkit

The following toolkit was developed to assist University of Victoria Chairs and Directors to carry out responsibilities in relation to grading, and to facilitate discussion in their respective units. This Toolkit includes: Literature review about assessment and...

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Grading and Assessment

Assessment of learning through effective assignment design and effective grading is integral to the teaching process. At UVic all instructors and faculty are required to use the Senate-approved percentage grading scale. For instruction on how grading, please see the...

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Assessment points to consider

TerminologyAny mechanism instituted in a course to provide feedback and measure student learning, divided into two sub-categories: formative and summative.Assessment for learning that is primarily used to inform a student (through feedback by verbal, written or other...

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