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Assessing Learning through Feedback

Collecting feedback is an important tool when increasing student learning. By collecting feedback frequently, you’re checking students’ understanding of your course content and classroom assignments. One way to collect feedback is to administer surveys.

For example, if you have a large group project for students to complete this semester, you can send a feedback survey through Canvas to ask students about the project. Use survey responses to determine the support you can offer to your students, and hold regularly scheduled meetings after the surveys to talk to students about concerns, questions, etc.

Here are some suggested questions for your survey:

  • What do you think of the structure of the project and the point divisions for parts of the project?
  • How much freedom do you want in setting up the groups?
  • How much experience do you have with working in groups on projects?
  • How much assistance do you want in selecting topics?
  • What concerns do you have?

Learning is all about information, and the more feedback you can collect, the more information you can make available to your students! For more information on how to use feedback, check out this graphic from Educational Leadership.

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