Instructors have had to adjust to a new way of teaching and connecting with students since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Through this process, Vista Higher Learning has been here to support you with free webinars and informative articles. The two-part webinar: Nuts and Bolts of the Supersite Assessment Program, sets out to guide teachers on how to take full advantage of this powerful tool available at their fingertips.
Right from the beginning, you’ll realize that the assessments offered are not simply a one-size-fits-all solution; you have the ability to align them with your own pedagogy and teaching style. The knowledgeable presenters will explain step-by-step how to access the quizzes and tests and quickly edit them to your liking. This includes how to change questions, move sections, adjust points, and add images or other text. Additionally, you have complete control over when to make assessments available, how many attempts are given, when results can be seen, and how much time students have; you can even modify tests and settings for individual students who require such changes.
All teachers know that grading assessments can be time-consuming. That’s why we will share tips and tricks on how to become a “super grader” through utilizing certain settings designed to make grading easier. Likewise, you’ll learn how to handle those situations when students encounter a testing dilemma. Maybe they missed a test or had technical issues that prevented them from finishing the assessment on time. Through this educational two-part series, you’ll learn what to do.
In the second part of the webinar, the presenters will discuss how to “unscrew” the nuts and bolts of the Supersite assessment program. Perhaps you’ll want to design your very own test that focuses on authentic tasks and materials; it’s simple to do when you know how to utilize the tools built into the program. Furthermore, you can create formative and summative assessments to both guide your teaching and evaluate students’ learning. The many options available are straightforward and easily modified by adding your own audio, text, or images. Through the two-part series, you’ll learn that assessing all the keys to communication (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational) is possible, even when teaching online. You can take material that you’ve already worked hard to create for the in-person classroom and use it with the Supersite.
With so many tips and tricks presented, after watching the webinars you’ll be surprised by how quickly your worry turns into a no-stress attitude regarding assessments!