Whether providing assessment for learning (to determine where students are and where they need to go), assessment as learning (where formative assessment and feedback promote the process of learning), or assessment of learning (to evaluate and measure learning), D2L Brightspace can support your goals.
Promote student reflection in formative assessment
In addition to creating discussions, low-stake quizzes, and self-assessment opportunities, teachers can use the Portfolio tool to give students an opportunity to document their learning, reflect on their process, and get the formative feedback they need in order to improve.
Evaluate learner progress with interim assessments
Create quizzes to assess concept mastery by copying questions from an existing course, a shared district collection, or by importing a CSV file. Use release conditions to set proficiency goals before students can progress to new concepts, to scaffold new materials, or to release content based on a specific student’s needs.
Deliver standards-aligned summative assessments
Deliver standards-aligned assessments to gather insight into individual student progress and differentiate instruction. The Question Library stores and archives quiz questions that you can reuse within a course. Create multiple collections within the Library to organize your questions by type and topic, making it easier for you to find and use them, or even create a randomized pool.
Accessibility and inclusivity are designed into every resource. Provide individual students modified submission dates and/or extra time on quizzes and exams with the Special Access feature. Grant Accommodations—such as adding more time to complete quizzes and the ability to bypass right-click restrictions in quizzes—by using the Classlist tool. Convert text to speech with ReadSpeaker, a tool that’s available in Assignments and Quizzes.
Easily identify and evaluate student comprehension with Mastery View, which enables teachers to quickly scan a learner’s overall achievement across the entire course and the overall level of comprehension of a learning outcome across all students. Instructors can then drill down further to view each learner’s performance and access links to specific evidence items associated with each standard.
We know that building a breakthrough online course can be challenging. Our curriculum development capabilities offer premium standards-based digital resources that work in harmony with D2L Brightspace. Assessments are built into the Gradebook, making grade entry and performance review a snap. Practice activities and self-assessments, as well as assignments, quizzes, and tests, can be found throughout the content.
Innovate with a variety of assessment and feedback tools
Video assignments give students experiential and authentic learning opportunities by applying their knowledge in another real-world medium.
Rubrics allow teachers to provide feedback to students for project-based and other nonstandard assessment formats. They can include links, attachments and even multimedia into their responses.
The Portfolio tool acts as a central location for students to collect, organize and share evidence of learning throughout their education journey. Teachers can provide feedback as students master concepts over time.
By sharing assessments, teachers can collaborate on teaching innovation, best practices and other trends.
Share assessment results with parents and guardians
Brightspace Parent & Guardian allows authorized users to log in to Brightspace to see their child’s classroom activity feed, shared Portfolio items, graded items and feedback, and upcoming assignments and quizzes. The mobile app delivers push notifications right to their phone, helping families gain a window into the classroom to engage with their learners and maintain awareness of upcoming work.