College of Arts & Sciences

Course-level Assessment

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Two Steps to Assessing What's Important

Course-level assessment starts with defining what you want students to know and be able to do by the end of the course. After that is determined, assessment methods as well as learning activities can be designed that align to those outcomes.

Step 1: Defining Effective Student Learning Outcomes for Your Course
Step 2: Aligning Outcomes and Assessments

Special Considerations for Online Courses

See these best practices and tips from the Rochester Institute of Technology for assessing student learning in online courses: Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in an Online Environment

...and this white paper from the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment: Assessing Learning in Online Education: The Role of Technology in Improving Student Outcomes