Flexibility in assessment can further motivate students and engage them in the learning process by giving them some control over their learning.
There are multiple ways to be flexible with assessments while challenging students, maintaining rigour, and continuing to provide needed structure.
Some examples described below include flexibility around assessment timelines, weighting, and formats.
|Timelines||Instructors have incorporated flexible deadlines and timelines in several ways, such as:
|Weighting||Another avenue for flexibility is in the weighting of assessments, which can often be programmed into an online learning management system.
While the rearrangement of weighting can take some planning and preparation at the outset and while a system is being introduced, it can then become part of a routine and efficient way of steering a course.
Flexibility in weighting might look like:
|Format||Many format variations can be offered to encourage and support students’ individual passions and strengths.