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  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Monday, Nov 16, 2020
    Grading & Giving Feedback
    Edit a Question During its Availability
    Occasionally, a test question will need to be edited while an exam is in progress.

    Quizzes – Manually Grade a Quiz - Instructor
    Short answer questions, although auto-graded by D2L, should be double-checked for grading accuracy.

    D2L Assessment Analytics
    Examining quiz question statistics can help instructors determine if a question is too easy, too challenging, or needs editing for clarification.
    The following is a quick guide for D2L Quiz and Grade Item statistics to help you monitor and improve your assessment questions and results.
    D2L Quiz Statistics
    To see how students performed overall on each of the quizzes, in your own course go to Assessments > Quizzes > Statistics (click on Statistics from the tab view across the top).

    This list displays all of your course quiz averages.
    Click on a quiz to see more details including User Stats, Question Stats, and Question Details.

    Question Stats
    The Question Stats list the Standard Deviation, Discrimination Index, and Point Biserial value for each question. 

    You can click on the link, "What do the statistics on this page mean?" above the table in your course to learn more. The information is also copied below.
    What do the statistics on this page mean?
    All statistics are calculated based on each user’s first attempt on the quiz. If a question is changed after attempts have been made, only the attempts on the newest version of the question are included in the statistics (ie. First attempts made before a question was changed are not included in the statistics for that question).
    The standard deviation indicates how much scores vary from the average, ranging from 0% to 100%. A high standard deviation indicates that scores are spread out from the average, whereas a low standard deviation indicates that scores are close to the average.
    The discrimination index indicates how well a question differentiates between high and low performers. It can range from -100% to 100%, with high values indicating a “good” question, and low values indicating a “bad” question.
    The point biserial correlation coefficient is an analysis only applied to multiple choice and true/false question types that have only one answer with weight 100%, and all others with weight 0%.
    Similarly to the discrimination index, the point biserial correlation coefficient relates individuals’ quiz scores to whether or not they got a question correct. It ranges from -1.00 to 1.00, with high values indicating a “good” question, and low values indicating a “bad” question.
    *Note that only first attempts are included in that question's statistics.
    Question Details
    This tab will show you the summary of student responses for each question. If you notice a low or negative value for the Point Biserial or Discrimination Index, you may want to investigate the question. It could indicate a badly worded question or improperly keyed question answer.


    For more, view the video tutorial on Generating Reports in D2L Learning Environment opens in new window. Currently, the statistics do not display for random "pool item" question types. Contact the MSU Service Desk to check on obtaining reports through the Data Hub.

    Grade Item Statistics
    To view grade item stats, in your own course go to, Assessments > Grades > (Grade Item) View Statistics – Use the pull down menu by a grade item title and select Statistics to display Class and User Statistics. If you have a grade scheme setup to display, you will also see the grade distribution chart on the page.

    Working with student data

    Keep the MSU Institutional Data Policy opens in new window in mind when storing data and making reports public in order to protect the security and confidentiality of student data.
    Read more about best practices for handling data at secureit.msu.edu/data opens in new window from MSU IT Services – Academic Technology.

    Addressing Issues of Academic Misconduct
    What should you do if you discover cheating in your course? Follow the link to find out more. 
    What is an Academic Dishonesty Report
    If you give a penalty grade as a result of academic misconduct, you must submit an Academic Dishonesty Report (ADR) to the university. See the link above as an example. 
    Authored by: Casey Henley & Susan Halick
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  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
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    Grading & Giving Feedback
    Edit a Question During its Availability
    Occasionally, a test quest...
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    Monday, Nov 16, 2020
  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020
    Crowdmark: Deliver and Grade Assessments
    What is Crowdmark? 
    Crowdmark is an online collaborative grading and analytics platform that helps educators assess student work. The platform allows for easy distribution and collection of student assignments, offers tools for team grading with rubrics, and streamlines the process for providing rich feedback to students. 
    How does Crowdmark improve the assessment experience?
    Crowdmark allows instructors to deliver assignments and exams to students online with a due date and time limit, if desired. Students complete the assessment digitally or scan their handwritten work (as an image or PDF) and upload their completed work using a computer or mobile phone for evaluation on Crowdmark. 
    Graders can make annotations on the pages, add comments including hyperlinks, embedded images, mathematical and chemical notations, and attach scores according to a grading scheme/rubric. After evaluation is complete, the graded assessments can be electronically returned to students with the click of a button. Crowdmark also provides tools for visualizing student performance and the data can be exported in a convenient format. 
    Crowdmark is now integrated with MSU’s instance of D2L Brightspace. This integration provides features such as roster synchronization, team synchronization, and the ability to export grades from Crowdmark into the D2L gradebook. 
    What limitations or alternatives should I consider?
    The grading rubrics and comment library make grading more consistent and efficient, however, the assessments are primarily graded manually. For auto-graded questions, you may want to consider using the MSU Scoring Office tool, WebAssess™ Assessment Solutions, in Digital Desk or D2L Quizzes. Gradescope is another alternative similar to Crowdmark. 
    Where do I start if I want to use it?
    See Accessing Crowdmark through D2L, navigate to the Crowdmark sign-in page and select Michigan State University.
    Where can I find more information? 
    MSU D2L Help:

    Getting Started with Crowdmark 

    Crowdmark Documentation:

    Introduction to Crowdmark 
    Getting Started for Instructors 
    D2L and Crowdmark 
    Crowdmark support 
    Authored by: Susan Halick
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  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Monday, Nov 16, 2020
    How to Grade Quiz or Exam Questions
    Multiple choice question autograde in D2L. However, other types of questions need to be graded by hand. Use this document to learn how to grade questions in a quiz or exam. 
    Log into d2l.msu.edu
    Select the course where you want to add the questions. 
    Click on Quizzes in the Assessment Tab in the navigation bar or from the Course Admin list
    Click on the down arrow next to the quiz name, and choose “Grade”

    If you have to only review questions for one individual, you can click on that student in the user list. If you need to review questions for all students, click on the “Questions” tab

    For grading written answers, choose “Grade Individual Responses.” You can choose to have names removed from questions by checking “Blind Marking”
    If you need to regrade all attempts at a question, for example, if there was an error, and you need to give all student full credit, use “Update All Attempts”

    The list of questions will indicate the type of question

    WR: Written response

    MC: Multiple choice

    SA: Short answer

    FIB: Fill in the blank

    Choose the question you want to grade. 
    You can choose to grade more than one student per page using the numerical dropdown
    The answer you submitted as correct when you wrote the question will display in blue
    Grade the student’s response, set the points earned, and provide feedback in the feedback box

    Move on to the next student
    Save your feedback and scores when finished
    Authored by: Casey Henley & Susan Halick
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  • Posted on: PREP Matrix
    Friday, Aug 30, 2019
    Exemplary Online Instruction
    This website provides a rubric to evaluate the overall effectiveness of instruction in online courses.
    Posted by: Admin
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  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021
    Face to Face writing assessment: What an "acapandemic" year taught us about grading
    Topic Area: Online Teaching & Learning
    Presented by: Ann Burke, Jeff Austin, Gretchen Rumohr, Ellen Foley
    This interactive workshop welcomes educators spanning K-12 and college contexts desiring to learn more about Face to Face(F2F) assessment. F2F aligns with the sanctuary space described by Oakley (2018): a space where we can experience safety and comfort on our own terms. Holding this space requires pushing back against institutional demands for efficiency, quantity, and data gathering to attend to granular, individualized needs of each student, creating opportunities for equitable learning environments.
    Workshop facilitators share how to implement F2F while navigating potential challenges such as limited time and high enrollments in online and in-person spaces. We share what we learned from teaching during a pandemic and how logistical challenges traditionally encountered with F2F--such as scheduling and classroom management--can be negated with online platforms. This workshop validates and affirms, as Fassler (1978) and Corbett (2010) do, that grading can be a “synergistic, multi-vocal, live conversation.”
    Beyond the “how to,” workshop facilitators detail how F2F humanizes pedagogy and encourages ownership and agency. Facilitators explain how F2F disrupts inequities and inequalities of traditional grading, demystifies the grading process, develops the classroom community, engages student writers, minimizes instructor fatigue and frustration, and brings about meaningful inquiry about writers’ own skills and practices. Those interested in writing assessment in both K-12 and higher education spaces are encouraged to attend.
    Authored by: Ann Burke, Jeff Austin, Gretchen Rumohr, Ellen Foley
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  • Posted on: PREP Matrix
    Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
    H-Net: Humanities And Social Sciences Online
    H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers that provides academic news, book reviews, job postings, and career advice.
    Posted by: Admin
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  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Thursday, Feb 16, 2023
    Online Learning: Moving Forward after Tragedy and Trauma
    This article is a component of the Resources for Teaching After Crisis playlist. Trauma Informed Distance Learning: A Conversation with Alex Shevrin Venet 
    Lunch & learn webinar hosted by the University of Vermont’s Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education where Alex Shevrin Venet responds to questions submitted by attendees. [55 minute video and full transcript]
    Trauma-informed recommendations for how educators can support students, prioritizing predictability, flexibility, connection, and empowerment. Advice for admins, teachers, educator self-care and boundaries, equitable course practices, and importance of connecting to colleagues. Context is synchronous online pandemic distance learning (2020).
    Authored by: Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation
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  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
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    Online Learning: Moving Forward after Tragedy and Trauma
    This article is a component of the Resources for Teaching After Cri...
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    Thursday, Feb 16, 2023
  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Friday, Feb 25, 2022
    Designing Your Online Course (DYOC)
    Bring your online course to this workshop and get a framework for developing an online course plan. You'll use a framework and explore the QM Rubric to design one module for your online course.

    Course Length: Two weeks (April 4th-15th)Delivery Mode: Online (Asynchronous)Instruction: FacilitatedFee (Single Registration): $25 tech fee per enrollment (capped at 20 participants) Cost is being covered through the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CTLI)// --> REGISTER HERE <-- //

    Refer to the Schedule & Checklist for more information on the workshop requirements. Note that the Schedule & Checklist for Independent sessions may vary from the Schedule & Checklist provided here. 
    The “Designing Your Online Course” (DYOC) workshop includes an overview of the QM Rubric and provides a framework for participants to design an online course plan. An integral element of the workshop is an exploration of the eight General Standards of the QM Rubric, focusing on learning objectives and overall course alignment. Participants will complete a Course Development Plan. The plan includes all of the essential Specific Review Standards (SRS) with a column for how the participant will meet the SRS in their course and what resources they will need.

    Recommended For:

    Faculty and Instructors who are new to online teaching 

    Learning Objectives:

    Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
    Apply the essential QM Rubric Specific Review Standards to online course design.
    Discuss the structure to be used for organizing your online course.
    Create a course plan for developing your online course.
    Align one module for development.

    What Participants Need:

    A course you plan to develop for online delivery
    8 to 10 hours of time per week to spend on achieving the learning objectives
    Authored by: David Goodrich
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  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Friday, Aug 28, 2020
    Online Interaction
    Building an online community is just like building any other community: building relationships, trust, credibility, and open communication. It is important as an educator to set the norms for working together and clearly identify the roles and responsibilities for everyone in the community. It's also important to build in opportunities for interaction. When thinking about interaction, refer to Moore's Interaction Framework to consider the different sort of interactions a student might experience. Build opportunities for students to interact with yourself as the instructor, interact with the content, and interact with other students. 
    Student to Instructor Interaction
    Students can interact with the instructor via email, asynchronously, or live zoom sessions, synchronously. You can also consider the feedback you provide to students as a form of interaction, and this is likely an asynchronous interaction. Posting on the class discussion forum is another way to interact with students asynchronously, while a live chat session in Microsoft Teams is a similar form of interaction in a synchronous format. You can also record lecture videos to post in the course as another means of interacting asynchronously with students. What are some other ways students might interact with you in your course?
    Student to Student Interaction
    Students can interact synchronously with their peers on live zoom sessions, especially in a breakout room where they have the opportunity to discuss. They can interact asynchronously with peers via email or the course discussion board. To build in more student to student interaction, consider building small group activities into the course. Students can be organized into small groups within D2L, and interact to complete tasks and activities. You can direct them to use collaboration tools to complete their tasks. Some tools to consider are shared documents like Microsoft Word in Office365 or a Google Doc, or a peer review tool like Eli Review. What are some other collaborative tasks students can complete together?
    Student to Content Interaction
    Students will primarily interact with the content asynchronously, but it is still important to provide a variety of interaction opportunities. Traditional means of interacting with content might include reading assignments in the textbook, articles, or case studies. Consider including a few other opportunities for interacting with content such as videos or podcasts online. Also think about ways for students to actively engage with the content, such as project-based learning where students explore and learn by working through a project, or by completing an assignment requiring them to respond to the content like a written assignment or their own video recording. What are some other ways students might interact with the content?
    Authored by: Melissa Usiak, Ph.D., Ellie Louson, Ph.D., Breana Yaklin
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    Online Interaction
    Building an online community is just like building any other commun...
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    Friday, Aug 28, 2020
  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021
    Help, my Lab is Online! Making Lemonade from Lemons
    Topic Area: Online Teaching & Learning
    Presented By: Angela Wholehan, Michelle Markstrom
    Laboratory classes are arguably one of the most difficult courses to transfer online - key hands-on experiences are inevitably lost in the process. However, all is not necessarily lost! With some creative thinking, a meaningful instructional experience can still be provided! This presentation will focus on how a core introductory laboratory course in the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics program was adapted into an online course during the pandemic while managing to maintain student learning and engagement. This course is an essential component of our program, as it connects students with key skills and disciplines of laboratory medicine, allowing them to begin to plan their future career paths. Strategies discussed will include the use of online simulations, such as Labster, images for laboratory result interpretation, recorded videos of instructors performing laboratory activities, allowing for students to collect and evaluate real data, and opportunities to connect concepts and methods to real-world applications. The last point was achieved through inviting weekly visitors from our robust pool of alumni to discuss how they applied their BLD degree (including key concepts introduced in this course) to their career paths or advanced education. We will also discuss student feedback that we received from these experiences.
    Authored by: Angela Wholehan, Michelle Markstrom
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    Help, my Lab is Online! Making Lemonade from Lemons
    Topic Area: Online Teaching & Learning
    Presented By: Angela Wh...
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    Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021
  • Posted on: New Technologies
    Saturday, Jun 13, 2020
    Flipgrid: Bringing Conversation to Online Learning
    If you are looking for ways to bring some life back into your remote or blended instruction, Flipgrid may be the tool for you. At its core it is a video conversation tool, but in practice it is something much more. So let me point out some of the features that I think you will like about Flipgrid.

    Free Educational Accounts: That's right! Since MSU is on Office365, all MSU faculty, staff, and students have Outlook accounts; which are recognized as Microsoft accounts. Therefore, you can use MSU email to setup your free flipgrid account
     Classroom Structrure: Flipgrid uses the term "Grid" to refer to a community space. For educational purposes, think of the Grid as a representation of your classroom. In each Grid, you can create collection of topics. Think of the "Topics" as your class assignments. 
    Rich Posting Features: By default, video posts are 1:30, but you can make them longer or shorter. This helps to make every student post an equal length ; and encourages students to organize their thoughts ahead of time. Here are some features related to posting that make it fun:

    Abilty to add text and sticky notes to your video posts
    Apply different color themes, backgrounds, pixelate faces, etc
    Students can also add emojis

    Detailed Feedback: Instructor can provide feedback on student videos. Students can provide feedback on other student videos. Rubric can be applied to the prompt. Students can see how many views there videos are getting.
    Topic Repository: Lastly, there is a content library filled with discipline specifc content created by educators in the Flipgrid community that instructors can use in their own student Topics (assignments). These can be filtered by Audience, Subject, and Keyword. Each of these Topics contain information about the usage and the engagment scores.

    These are just some the cool features that I have come across on flip grid. If you would like a thorough overview of the tool, check out this tutorial by the New EdTech Classroom:
    Authored by: Rashad Muhammad
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  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020
    Characteristics of a Successful Online Teacher
    Online students crave information. Geographic and temporal distance make online teaching much more diffused than face-to-face teaching. The only way to manage that is to establish clear communication channels - you-to-students, students-to-you, and students-to-students - and to foster healthy and efficient communication norms.
    Online students crave direction. A clear and modular course structure, a clear course calendar, a clear cadence of course events, and a clear weekly routine will provide that for students. It is essential not just that you establish these routines, but that you also adhere to them strictly and clearly communicate any change to them.
    Online students crave interaction. Ensure that part of the routine you establish involves you being available to your students. Offer online office hours at times that work for your students, respond to discussion posts, provide weekly updates
    Online students crave connectivity. To the degree that you are comfortable with it, let your students see you in your natural element. Let them see your face. Empathize with their feelings of disconnection.
    Online students crave community. Establish norms that encourage students to interact with each other, comment on each other's work, and respond to each other's questions. Clearly indicate the ethical standards of the course, and hold students to a standard of etiquette.
    Online students crave choice. Find ways to let students learn and demonstrate their learning in both group and individual settings.
    Online students crave clarity. Find a way to provide them with feedback and data on what they are doing well and where there is room for improvement. In smaller classes this may be 1-1, in large classes this may be you highlighting common struggles and successes.
    Students crave customization. While routine is essential, so is responding to the unique needs and demands of each course. Be prepared for some trial and error, and seek feedback from your students about what is working for them and what is not.
    Online students crave you. Teaching online requires much more writing, and it lends itself to much more email. Both can occupy your time rabidly. Add to that that students engage in online courses at all hours, and teaching online can easily feel like a 24-hour job. Block off time in your calendar to focus on your online class. Establish with your students your hours of availability, your response rate to messages, and a process of self-help and peer-help students can use to solve some problems independently.
    Authored by: Dr. Jeremy Van Hof
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