Creating Portfolio Assignments in Blackboard

Instructors may create assignments in their courses that require students to build a portfolio using Blackboard’s portfolio tool. A portfolio is a website that students use to collect and present evidence of their learning and skill development over time. A portfolio often contains work samples or links to projects that the student has completed. To learn more about this tool, please watch the video playlist below and review the step-by-step PDF instructions.

Faculty Resources for Using iPads in Education

Are you new to using iPads? Do you have an iPad, but aren’t sure how to use it for teaching and learning?  Check out these free, educational resources to orient you to using an iPad and popular apps for office productivity and authentic assessment.

Getting the Most out of Your Teacher iPad

Free Webinar: Creating and Using Effective Rubrics

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Free Webinars
Creating and Using Effective Rubrics
Presented by Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., Consultant, Brookhart Enterprises LLC
Wednesday, Apr. 29 at 2 p.m. Central Time
REGISTER HERE
This webinar will focus on creating or adapting rubrics for classroom use. The session will emphasize:

  • How to write criteria and performance level descriptions that assess student learning
  • How to assess “following directions for the assignment” separately from learning
  • How to involve students in using rubrics

Participants will learn how to write criteria and performance level descriptions that assess student learning. Just like the task itself, rubrics must match the learning outcomes they are intended to assess. Too often, criteria in rubrics examine surface level features of student performance or the requirements of an assignment. In contrast, effective rubrics employ criteria that look for qualities in student work that indicate the quality of student learning. The webinar will share principles for writing such effective rubrics and provide examples to critique. Participants will learn how to assess “following directions for the assignment” separately, for example with a checklist. Finally, participants will learn five strategies for involving students in using rubrics to support: shared learning targets, student self-reflection and self-assessment, teacher feedback, peer feedback, and student goal setting.

Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., is an education consultant based in Helena, Montana, U.S.A. She currently works with teachers, schools, districts, universities, and states in the area of classroom assessment. She has been a classroom teacher and a professor and department chair in the School of Education at Duquesne University, where she currently is an adjunct faculty member. Her interests include the role of both formative and summative classroom assessment in student motivation and achievement, the connection between classroom assessment and large-scale assessment, and grading. She has written or co-authored sixteen books and over 70 articles on assessment.

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Triumph LearningThis webinar is sponsored by Triumph Learning.

Authentic Assessment – How Do They Know? Blackboard BITS Webinar

In case you missed it, a recording of the Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series webinar “Authentic Assessment: How Do They Know?” is available for viewing on Blackboard TV or through the embedded video below:

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