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Supporting Student Success through Assignment Design and Feedback (12/8/16)

Assignments can make or break a student's success in a course, but how do you know if your assignments are supporting your students' success and understanding? Good assignments should be meaningful, designed with the learner in mind, and help learners to grow and apply their knowledge. Designing good assignments is only half the equation though; providing formative feedback to students on assignments is also key to student success. During this session we discussed:

  • The characteristics of a good assignment and why good assignments are important
  • Theory and scaffolding behind online assignment creation
  • Objectives driven, student focused assignment design including framing assignments for meaningful learning
  • The different assignment options in ulearn and when to use them
  • The importance of formative feedback