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Adaptive Course Design

This guide enables faculty to design quality courses on Schoology. These courses can be taught remotely or traditionally. The main guiding feature of this LibGuide is the Adaptive Course Design Rubric.

Creating Online Assessment, Exams/Tests


Why use an online quiz or exam?

  1. Allows for instant scoring of material
  2. Ability to have students do multiple attempts 
  3. Ability to grade by question or grade by student
  4. Questions banks can be built, or imported from publishers

What is the difference in Schoology between Assessments and Tests/Quizzes?
​Schoology will eventually move from Exams/Tests to Assessments as their online tool for testing. Any work that is done can be converted forward. Below are some small but sometimes necessary differences between the two.

  1. Guide to Tests/Quizzes
    - Questions banks are available for use
  2. Guide to Schoology Assessments
    - Video audio can be added to questions/responses

Tips and things to consider

  1. Giving users the option to take a test multiple times for low level learning applications can help users learn material.
  2. If you set a time limit on a test, remember that additional time might be needed for accessibility reasons.  Watch this video here to learn what you need to do.
  3. If you do not want an automatic score returned immediately to your students, throw in one open ended question that requires input on your part before the score is returned.

Need to give a student more time on an exam?