Reboot Your Final: Alternative Approaches to Online Tests and Exams (ONLINE COURSE) (Fall 2024)

Reboot Your Final: Alternative Approaches to Online Tests and Exams (ONLINE COURSE) (Fall 2024)

This course can count toward the Certificate of Proficiency in Teaching for eLearning.

Looking to rethink your tests and exams for the online environment? Interested in exploring alternative assessments that might replace a traditional final? Join us for a fully online course in the practical pedagogy of alternative assessment strategies for eLearning. Participants will learn by doing as they workshop their own current assessment plans in light of best practices for online and remote teaching. This course is actively facilitated by a Teaching Commons instructor, and participants will be able to ask questions and access further support and resources by email, in online office hours, or through the course eClass site at any point.

By the end of this course, participants will have:

1. (Re)aligned course goals and learning outcomes with summative and formative assessments
2. Explored a range of online assessment strategies
3. Applied pedagogical best practices to the (re)design of online assessments
4. Practiced building online assessment tools using eClass

Note: Throughout this course, participants can work individually or as a teaching team to reboot tests and exams (ideally from one of their own upcoming courses) for the online environment. If you are working with a teaching team, please indicate this when registering. Note that all members of the teaching team must register for this course.

Time Commitment:

This course is open to all who teach at York and no previous experience with online assignment design is required. Participants can expect to spend a total of approximately 4-8 hours engaging with course content and activities. The course is designed asynchronously, meaning that while there are weekly deadlines, participants can complete each week’s tasks at any time that is convenient to them.

Course Dates: November 4-29, 2024

While all required course activities are asynchronous, optional synchronous sessions will be held on Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET

Note that registration for this course closes on October 30th, 11:59 pm.