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Hacking Your Course Assessments: Fall 2022

October 17, 2022

NED: Foundations

October 17 – November 6, 2022

Short Course

(This course was previously titled Assessment of Student Learning)


How do you really know that your students are learning what you had intended?  In this course, you’ll get an opportunity examine the learning objectives in your course (something your students should know or be able to do) and the assessments that are aligned to help measure and evaluate student achievement on this learning objective. During the course, you’ll have an opportunity to explore traditional assessments or performance based assessments and make improvements to your own traditional assessment or scoring rubric to improve validity and reliability, as well as reduce the presence of bias in your assessment. Finally, you will be able apply the wise feedback method to provide effective feedback on a student work sample.

Course Learning Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply principles of effective assessments to developing test questions
  • Implement strategies to improve test security
  • Utilize different methods of feedback on assessments

From the Facilitator

Video from the facilitator
Watch the welcome video from the facilitator

Materials Required

Prior to beginning this course, you should complete the following activities:

  • Select a course and related assessments to which you’d like to apply these concepts
  • Contact Tech Support to set up a D2L Brightspace “Sample/Sandbox” Course if you do not have one

Suggested Audience

Faculty (Full-time and part-time), Instructional Designers and Technologists, and Faculty Developers/Trainers, Assessment Coordinators, Institutional Researchers.

Reflect on your Professional Development

As you progress through this course, please consider how you can use the assignments as a way to highlight your work on your Professional Development Plan. Consider sharing your work with your leadership team.

Estimated Time Commitment

Most participants are able to complete this course by committing 5-7 hours per week.

Registration Required

Use the RSVP tool below to register. There is a limit of 30 participants per course.

Because we need time to enroll participants into the corresponding D2L Brightspace Course site, we will close RSVPs the Thursday prior to the start of this course. 

Reminders Coming:  We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as the event date gets closer, but we suggest you add this event to your calendar. 

Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page. 

Course Location 

This course is hosted and facilitated using shared D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite. 


Contact facilitator Amy Landers.


October 17, 2022
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Kleber Ortiz
Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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