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Attend a Fall 2018 Assessment Workshop

New to assessment, or want to learn advanced techniques to collect more meaningful assessment data?  The Office of Assessment is hosting several upcoming workshops covering concepts and tools that can be used to effectively and efficiently improve student learning.

The workshops are free and open to all faculty, staff, and graduate students.  No registration is required.

Introduction to Student Learning Assessment

For those new to assessment or wanting brush up on their basic concepts and skills.  This workshop will cover the basics of assessment, from writing learning outcomes, to collecting data, to using assessment for improvement.

      • Oct 11, 2:30-3:30, 113 Leadership Studies
      • Oct 12, 10:30-11:30, 112 Leadership Studies
Using Canvas for Assessment

For faculty, staff, or program coordinators wanting to streamline the data collection process, this workshop will cover the assessment features of Canvas.  Using these features can make assessment data collection efficient and easy for faculty and programs.  Data collected from canvas can also be displayed in a dashboard.

      • Oct 4, 2:30-3:30, 113 Leadership Studies
      • Oct 5, 10:30-11:30, 112 Leadership Studies
Using Qualtrics for Assessment

For programs, faculty, and staff needing to collect assessment data outside of the classroom, the Qualtrics survey system provides a diverse set of tools for programs to collect assessment data from on and off-campus raters.  This workshop will cover tips and tricks to make Qualtrics useful for assessment.

      • Oct 18, 2:30-3:30, 113 Leadership Studies
      • Oct 19, 10:30-11:30, 112 Leadership Studies

Getting the Most Out of Canvas: Automating Assessments

Canvas has immense capabilities that can reduce the amount of time spent on the process of assessment. The Office of Assessment can help programs implement these new tools and design custom reports that meet the program’s needs. The custom reports works to enhance the data and act as an approachable deliverable to departments, faculty and programs.

Learn more about the process.

 

 

 

Assessment Dashboard in a Day Video Walkthrough: Part IV – Format and Polish

Part III of this series covered the creation of measures and charts to use in a direct assessment dashboard/report in PowerBI.

Part IV finishes the report by formatting charts and adding final touches.

Continue reading “Assessment Dashboard in a Day Video Walkthrough: Part IV – Format and Polish”

Assessment Dashboard in a Day Video Walkthrough: Part III – Measures and Charts

Part II of this series covered the creation of dimensions on the way to creating a direct assessment dashboard/report in PowerBI.

Part III begins the process of creating the report, including the creation of measures and charts.

Continue reading “Assessment Dashboard in a Day Video Walkthrough: Part III – Measures and Charts”

Assessment Dashboard in a Day Video Walkthrough: Part II – Dimensions

Part I of this series covered the creation of a fact table on the way to creating a direct assessment dashboard/report in PowerBI.

Part II demonstrates how to create dimensions, including steps to enter data manually, get data from Excel files, and connect to a data warehouse.

Continue reading “Assessment Dashboard in a Day Video Walkthrough: Part II – Dimensions”

Assessment Dashboard in a Day Video Walkthrough: Part I – The Fact Table

An earlier post presented a conceptual overview of using Canvas Outcomes scores in PowerBI.  Today, we are presenting a four-part, step-by-step walkthrough detailing how to create a direct assessment dashboard/report in PowerBI.  These videos present a variety of options for each step and are meant to be adapted to fit each user’s needs.

The first video in the series covers the creation of the Fact Table using outcomes data exported from Canvas.

Continue reading “Assessment Dashboard in a Day Video Walkthrough: Part I – The Fact Table”

Automating and Deepening Assessment Processes using Canvas and Power BI

New tools available to programs can facilitate collection, management, and analysis of direct assessment data.  With these new tools, it is now possible for faculty to assess direct student demonstrations of learning as part of the regular grading process.  Data collected in this way can then be automatically analyzed and delivered to those in the program responsible for assessment.  When fully implemented, this process has the potential to reduce the amount of time spent on process, and afford programs additional opportunities to use assessment data to guide improvements.

Automating Direct Assessment AnalysisThe Office of Assessment can help programs implement these new tools and design custom reports that meet the program’s needs.  This article describes using Canvas to collect data, but other options are available.  The key is that assessment data is gathered at the student level, which enables connection to other student indicators and metrics. Continue reading “Automating and Deepening Assessment Processes using Canvas and Power BI”