Blended Course Assessments


In this learning module you will compare assessments for a blended course. As you proceed through the module, continue to think about alignment and what happens before, during and after class. You will learn about the importance of referring to Bloom’s Taxonomy when choosing specific assessments for your blended class, since you will want to scaffold the assessments. The last resource is a link to course rubrics specific for blended courses, as well as other rubric resources.

Time: About 41 minutes

Learning Activities

  1. REVIEW competency and learning objectives


Compare assessments in blended course.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the difference between formative and summative assessments.
  • Identify when to use different assessments, i.e. before, during and/or after class.
  • Compare rubrics.
  1. READ Assessments

    Why:This short article explains the three primary roles of assessment. With that understanding you can explore the additional links provided for assessment resources. Note – it also has some ideas for program assessment as well.

    Time: 10 minutes

  1. View and read the infographic Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy.

    Why:This is a great visual to help you design the appropriate assessment for your blended course. It using the different cognitive levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and provides you with example of what you could use.

    Time: 10 minutes

  1. Watch the video Formative versus Summative Assessment

    Why:This video is a great refresher on the difference between the two types of assessments.

    Time: 1 minute

  1. Read the article Formative Assessment: The Secret Sauce of Blended Success.

    Why:This article provides you not only with a brief explanation of assessment, it also give you ideas for before, during and after class you can use right away.

    Time: 5 minutes

  1. Read and watch How to Create Assessments for the Flipped Classroom

    Why:Note, even though it is title flipped, this article can be used for blended class. The author discusses “layers” when choosing assessments, that help the students start at lower level of Bloom’s and move their way up as the class/lesson progresses. There is a one minute video to watch as well.

    Time: 10 minutes

  1. Explore Blended Course Rubrics and Rubric Resources.

    Why:In performance based learning it is always important to share with the student what you expect them to do and rubrics are a great tool for this. This site provides you with many resources and examples of rubrics.

    Time: 5 minutes or more depending upon how many resources your view.