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Assessment of Student Learning

Answer Garden


AnswerGarden is a free web-based tool that can be used to instantly collect short (up to 40 characters) text-based feedback from students. Instructors post a question or topic and invite students to enter responses. If multiple students enter the same response, a world cloud is formed. Answer Garden does not require instructor or students to create an account. Posts can be made from any device with a web browser and can be embedded in a blog, website or Canvas.

Possible educational uses

  • Collect short responses to question or topic
  • Brainstorming activity
  • Reflection activity
  • Mind mapping/Graphic organizer
  • Discussion starter
  • Formative assessment