Evaluating activities

  1. Evaluate a dropbox activity
  2. Evaluate a survey activity
  3. Evaluating discussion topic activities
  4. Evaluating manual assessment activities
  5. Evaluating quiz or grade item activities automatically
  6. Evaluating quiz or grade item activities manually

Evaluate a dropbox activity

  1. Click Dropox on the navbar.
  2. On the Dropbox Folders page, click on the folder you want to view.
  3. Click the Evaluate Dropbox link for the user you want to evaluate. (If you have already left feedback, click Feedback Left to review or revise previous feedback.)
  4. In the Evaluation section on the Evaluation panel, click on the rubric associated with the learning objective you want to assess.
  5. Fill in the rubric assessment and click Save.
  6. Click Save to finish evaluation.

Evaluate a survey activity

  1. Click Surveys on the navbar.
  2. Click Statistics from the context menu beside the survey you want to evaluate.
  3. Click the Overall Results link for the user you want to evaluate.
  4. In the Objective-based Assessment section, fill in the rubric assessment for each associated learning objective.
  5. Click Save.

Tip  On the Overall Results page, you can quickly view a user’s individual responses by selecting an attempt from the Attempt list at the top of the page.

Evaluating discussion topic activities

You can evaluate discussion topic activities from two places: inside a topic while reading users’ messages, or from the Assess Topic page where you can view all users' results together in one place.

Evaluate a post in a discussion topic

  1. Click Discussions on the navbar.
  2. On the Discussions List page click on the topic you want to assess.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • If you are using the Grid Style message list, open any message by the person you want to evaluate, then click Assess from the More Actions button above the message.
    • If you are using the Reading Style message list, click the Assess link above the message beside the person you want to evaluate.
  4. Fill in the associated rubric.
  5. Click Save.

Evaluate a discussion topic

  1. Click Discussions on the navbar.
  2. On the Discussions List page, click Assess Topic from the context menu of the topic you want to evaluate.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • On the Users tab, click the name of the activity beneath the person you want to evaluate.
    • On the Assessments tab, select the activity from the Assessment drop-down list, click Search, then click the name of the user you want to evaluate.
  4. Fill in the associated rubric.
  5. Click Save. Click Close to return to the Discussions List page.

Evaluating manual assessment activities

Evaluations for manual assessment activities are entered from the Activity Results page.

Access the Activity Results page

  1. On the Competency Home page, click on a competency or learning objective.
  2. Click Structure.
  3. In the Structure Summary tab, click the View Results icon beside the manual assessment activity you want to evaluate.

    Note  Manual assessment activities are labeled with the Manual Rubric Assessment icon.

  4. On the Results page, click Assess beside the user you want to evaluate.
  5. Fill in the rubric.
  6. Click Save.

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Evaluating quiz or grade item activities automatically

You can configure automatic evaluation for quiz and grade item activities so that users' activity achievement is determined automatically based on their quiz score or grade item score. If you use a rubric assessment for a quiz or grade item activity, select a percentages holistic rubric. The user's quiz or grade percentage is automatically mapped to the appropriate achievement level. You can also automatically evaluate a quiz or grade item activity without using a percentage holistic rubric by setting the activity Assessment Type to Numeric.

Quizzes

The quiz attempt used to calculate if a user has achieved the associated learning objective's requirements depends on how you configure quiz attempts in the Attempts tab on the Edit Quiz page. Users’ grades can be modified at any time. If you change a user's grade it might initiate a re-evaluation of activity completion and learning objective results.

Grade items

If you add a grade item activity to a grade item, or change Manually Evaluate to Automatically Evaluate after grades are entered, you must re-enter the grades for the rubric achievement.

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Evaluating quiz or grade item activities manually

If you select an analytic rubric with multiple criteria, you must score it manually. This type of assessment can be useful if you need to make an informed judgment when grading submissions such as long answers and essay questions. When you incorporate an activity with a learning objective in the Competencies tool, set the Assessment Type to Rubric and select an analytic rubric item to configure a quiz activity or grade item activity for manual evaluation.

Manually assess a quiz activity

  1. Click Quizzes on the navbar.
  2. On the Manage Quizzes page, click Grade from the context menu of the quiz you want to evaluate.
  3. Click the Overall Grade link for the user you want to evaluate.
  4. In the Objective-based Assessment section of the Grade Attempt page, fill in the associated rubric.
  5. Click Save.

Tip  Select an attempt from the Overall Results section to view a user's responses.

Manually assess a grade item activity

  1. Click Grades on the navbar.
  2. On the Enter Grades page, click Grade All from the context menu of the grade item you want to assess.
  3. Click the Objective-based Assessment icon for the user you want to evaluate.
  4. Fill in the associated rubric.
  5. Click Save.

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