Focus on Online Assessments . . . I'm On It!
This is a post in a series of posts that are being written as a result of our district Bright Bytes survey from Clarity. After viewing the results, it is helpful to know that there are areas our high school can focus on and emphasize.
One area we can focus on is Online Assessments
Let's dive right in and take a look at several great resources for teachers and students.
Hapara Focus Browsing
One of the most common issues I hear from teachers is that if they are giving an online assessment they have no way of knowing if students are cheating by looking up answers on their devices or sharing answers with others on their devices. There is now a feature in Hapara called Focus Browsing that allows the teacher to push out tab(s) to students and will restrict students from opening additional tabs or links. Click here to find out more about Hapara's Focus Browsing.
1- Data Validation for short answer or paragraph questions - this allows the teacher to restrict the type of responses a student can submit such as requiring a number or email address. For check boxes, this allows a teacher to set the number of boxes a student can check or must check.
3- Create a Pre-Filled URL - Teachers can send students the link to a form with some fields already filled in.
For more advanced tips check out this blog post.
Take a look at this comparison between Quizizz and Kahoot:
The above tools will help to prepare students for being assessed online in their future. Online assessments are becoming more and more prevalent and will be used in most 21st century careers. If you give any of these tools a try, let me know your thoughts.