Types of activities
Activities are either course activities or be freestanding “manual assessment” activities.
- Quiz Activities The Quiz tool enables you to test users using different types of questions, including true and false, multiple choice, and short and long answer. Quiz activities are evaluated automatically based on a user’s quiz score or by linking the score to a percentages holistic rubric, or they can be evaluated manually using any rubric. You can also group quiz questions into sections and associate just that section with a learning objective.
- Survey Activities Surveys can be used in place of quizzes to test users. Unlike quizzes, surveys do not have a scoring mechanism built in. They are easier to create and complete than a quiz if questions are open-ended and you plan to evaluate the test using a rubric that does not use numeric scores.
- Dropbox Activities The Dropbox tool allows you to evaluate other types of submitted work, such as reports, media presentations, or assignments. Dropbox activities are evaluated using a rubric.
- Discussion Activities You can evaluate user participation in group conversations, reflections on course content, or peer mentoring. Discussion activities are evaluated using a rubric.
- Grade Item Activities Like quiz activities, grade item activities can be evaluated automatically based on a user’s grade or by linking the grade to a percentages holistic rubric, or they can be evaluated manually using any rubric. You can also associate activities with text grade items that are not tied to a numeric grade.
- Content Activities Modules and topics in the Content tool can be associated with a learning objective. However, that association cannot include an evaluation.
- Manual Assessment Activities are not associated with any other tool. They allow you to evaluate work that cannot be physically submitted, such as a LiveRoom presentation, a musical recital, or a number of hours of community service. Manual Assessment activities are evaluated using a rubric.
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