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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 12:47 pm in reply to: Administering timed examinations in Sakai #12335
I also used Tests and Quizzes in Sakai to administer my exams. I had separate assessments for the multiple choice part of my exams (where questions were drawn from pools of 3-4 times as many questions and the order of the questions and answer choices were randomized).
I also used it for the short answer/graphing part of my exams. I used the file upload question type and had students handwrite or type their answers and save to a one-page PDF, which they could then upload to Sakai. From there there is a button to download all submissions and then I was easily able to upload them into Gradescope for quick and easy grading. If you do this, make sure you give students an opportunity to practice creating a PDF and uploading it to Sakai. If students do not upload a PDF it is a pain to get their responses into Gradescope, but the only students that had any issues in my classes were those who did not take the practice exam to practice uploading a file to Sakai. I could have had students upload their answers directly to Gradescope, but then it would have been more difficult to enforce a time limit, give different time limits to different students, or give students different versions of the same questions.Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 12:39 pm in reply to: Breakout rooms — very useful for small group work #12334
I second everything Pat said, but would add that students seemed to appreciate being in the same group each class. I got more engagement from students when they felt more comfortable with their group members. For my upper division class in the Fall I plan to put them in groups the first week and maybe change groups 1-2x during the semester so that students can feel comfortable, but also meet more than 3 of their classmates.Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 12:31 pm in reply to: Back to the future: the blackboard #12332
You could also have them contribute to a projected google doc or drawing from their computers at their desks.