Timely Teaching Tips: Feedback & Assessing Student Learning – Weeks 5 and 6 Winter 2023

Mid-term is a beneficial time to elicit student feedback and to consider multiple ways to assess student learning!

The midpoint of the term is a great time to check in with your plan for measuring students’ learning in the course, to consider how you will share your feedback with them, and more. The following tips highlight strategies to help measure student learning, make mid-term adjustments using student feedback, and connect with the Center for Teaching and Learning for additional support.

Mid-course Student Feedback

Want a mid-course pulse check on student learning in your courses? Solicit mid-course student feedback now to encourage student reflection on learning, and to provide an opportunity to make beneficial course adjustments. Respond constructively to the feedback to set a positive tone for the second half of the term.

Canvas Tips for Students to Access Feedback

Do your students know how to view the feedback you give them in Canvas? Can they find peer review feedback? Take a few minutes to point them to the Canvas Student Tools page for the answers to many of their Canvas questions.

Assessing Group Projects

Wondering how to assess group projects fairly and effectively? See the Center for Teaching and Learning’s guide to Assessing Student Learning: Group Projects. The guide includes sample peer evaluation forms, rubrics and steps to assess both positive interdependence and individual accountability. Also see Implementing Successful Collaborative Group Work for evidence-based facilitation strategies.

Center for Teaching and Learning 1-on-1 Consultations

Need a hand navigating teaching challenges? Looking for ways to better assess student learning? Have questions about providing flexibility for students? Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning to schedule a 1-on-1 teaching consultation.

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Additional Timely Events & Resources!

This is just the tip of the resources available to teaching faculty! Join us in a Spring term professional development event.

Browse the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) website.

Request a one-on-one consultation with a CTL faculty or one-on-one help from a technology expert.

In addition, CTL Fellows in participating colleges are ready to engage in pedagogical conversations.

Timely Teaching Tips Series

Find these tips useful? There are more! In this series of blog posts, useful tips roll out every two to three weeks of the term. These tips draw from the short, just-in-time tips that have appeared in the OSU Today since 2020. They are a result of the collaborative efforts between the Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technologies, along with the support from Ecampus, the Academic Success Center, OSU Libraries, University Relations and Marketing, and others.

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