One of the more attractive features of online teaching is the use of online quizzes. Letting MyLO do all the hard work of grading and managing results is quite a revelation - especially for large classes. The quiz and self-test tools in MyLO can also be used for non-assessed work, which can be very useful as a learning tool.
Students tend to appreciate the instant feedback they receive, and the flexibility of being able to take a quiz or self-test when/where they need to. As a designer you have considerable control over how students use online quizzes, how they interact with them, and how they receive feedback and results.
MyLO offers three types of 'assessments' :
Quizzes - online tests with grades recorded in the MyLO Grade Book. The results can contribute to the overall assessment for the subject. Automatically graded questions are a feature.
Self-tests (non-assessable) - online tests with informal grades, and feedback for students to monitor their progress. Commonly, they are automatically graded.
Surveys - anonymous ungraded online tests; ideal for evaluating your subject or canvassing students' opinions on an issue.
Authorised by the Associate Director, Service Delivery & Support
27 May, 2011