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Assessment of Student Learning

Text-Based Student Response


Text-Based Student Response

The tools below can be used to collect text-based student responses and feedback in synchronous and asynchronous environments.

Padlet is a web-based virtual wall or online bulletin board that allows teachers and students to post thoughts or responses to a topic.

Padlet HelpSheet

Rubistar is a free tool used to create customized rubrics from scratch or based on editable templates for many educational activities, assignments, and projects. The program automates many of the required steps in creating rubrics such as establishing scale, categories, and writing prompts.

Rubistar HelpSheet

Vialogues is a free tool that allows instructors to design asynchronous online discussions around videos. While the video is essential, the discussion around the video is what makes it a vialogue.

Vialogues HelpSheet is a free tool that allows instructors and students to take synchronized, time-stamped notes while watching a YouTube, Khan Academy, Vimeo, TEDx, Udacity or Coursera video HelpSheet

VoiceThread is a web-based application used to create collaborative presentations with media and incorporates asynchronous conversation by text, microphone, web camera or telephone.

VoiceThread HelpSheet