These guides are intended to assist staff with designing assessment tasks that stimulates student motivation, encourages the development of students’ evaluative expertise and their engagement with feedback.
The guides on this page focus on the practice of developing and implementing authentic learning-focused assessment.
There are also technology-related how-to quick guides and videos (for Turnitin and Blackboard) in this section of the LTO’s Online Learning page.
Assessment Practice Guides
- Authentic Assessment Practice Guide – steps, features and examples to use
- Exam Alternatives – the top five alternatives to face-to-face exams
- Exams - Basic Considerations for Online Exams – managing student expectations, equity, and academic integrity when moving your exam online
Related Practice Guides
- Academic Integrity - how to set up your students for success
- Flipped Classroom – steps to redesign a Course for flipped delivery and the benefits for student learning
- Universal Design for Learning - Design your course for all students
Examples of Final Exam Protocols and Resources
Editable documents developed by our School colleagues to be shared and reworked by our Notre Dame community (Login required)
Final Exams via Turnitin: SoE (Fremantle) Protocol
Developed by our colleagues Jacinta Petersen, Jean MacNish and Anne Coffey from the School of Education (Fremantle) following the School’s decision to conduct end-of-semester exams remotely, in open-book mode using Turnitin.
- Instructions for staff explain how to create supporting documents and Blackboard content for the new exam protocol: SoE Turnitin Exams STAFF Instructions
- Instructions for students explain where to find exam materials and how the new exam protocol will work: SoE Turnitin Exams STUDENT Instructions
Thank you so much to the SoE for sharing this protocol with the academic community.
Final Exams via Blackboard Tests Protocol
These documents are based on the Blackboard Tests protocol created by our colleague Michelle Katavatis from the School of Nursing & Midwifery (Fremantle).
- Instructions for staff explain the types of Blackboard tests and the steps involved in creating both tests and their supporting structures in Blackboard: Exams using Bb Tests for STAFF
- Instructions for students consist of GENERAL instructions, to be provided during the weeks leading to exam, and SPECIFIC, once you know all the details (number and type of questions, duration, etc.)
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