Opening Our Training: An Approach to Sakai Tests and Quizzes

A session at Open Apereo 2013 Conference (Jasig & Sakai)

Tuesday 4th June, 2013

1:00pm to 1:45pm (PST)

This presentation highlights a unique approach for teaching how to create Tests and Quizzes with Sakai. This complex tool is difficult to explain, especially to people who are used to another system or have not done online assessment. As part of its recent transition to Sakai, our university developed a 90-minute training session that emphasizes the central steps for using the tool and promotes effective teaching.

The presentation will show how trainees start by developing a question pool and a custom assessment type. They then create a simple assessment using direct entry and markup. Finally they take a quiz and grade it. Our workshop concentrates on the big picture and encourages long-term planning, giving minimal coverage to confusing variations and exceptions.

The presenter will invite attendees to share tips and strategies for approaching the Tests and Quizzes tool. Participants will leave with a copy of our workshop materials and fresh ideas for developing their own training.

About the speakers

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Chris Clark

Teaching Center Asst. Director

Chris Clark is an Assistant Director of the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame. He manages the Learning Technology Lab [learning.nd.edu], helping faculty integrate technology into their courses. Chris also regularly teaches "Applied Multimedia," where students learn to critique and create web-based media. He spent summer 2009 in Spain teaching "Spanish Culture through Digital Technology" (in Spanish). He serves on the staff of the annual Wakonse Conference on College Teaching and has presented numerous workshops at national conferences. Chris writes regularly for the NspireD2 blog [ltlatnd.wordpress.com] and co-edited a 2012 collection of essays: Teaching with Technology Volume 2: The Stories Continue [ltcessays.wordpress.com]. Chris earned a BA in Spanish from Cornell and an MA in education from the University of Rochester and has been at Notre Dame since 1997.

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Maureen Hogue

Instructional Designer, Office of Information Technology

Maureen Hogue is an Instructional Designer/Technical Trainer for the Office of Information Technologies at the University of Notre Dame, developing pedagogically-sound technical course materials and providing quality instruction through a variety of delivery methods. Maureen is also an adjunct faculty member at Southwestern Michigan, teaching computer application courses. She earned an AAS in Microcomputer Information Specialist at Southwestern Michigan College and a BA in Business Administration from Ferris State University and has been at Notre Dame since 1999.

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15 attendees

  • Angela Rabuck
  • Andrew Sears
  • Becky Roehrs
  • Brandon Lambdin
  • Charles Bristow
  • Chris Clark
  • Emily Corse
  • Francesca
  • lgekeler
  • Maureen Hogue
  • Karen McPhaul
  • Rayne Vieger
  • Rob van Leeuwen
  • Trisha Gordon
  • Martina Salm

2 trackers

  • Elizabeth Hodas
  • MarilynD

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Time 1:00pm1:45pm PST

Date Tue 4th June 2013


Diamond II, The Westin San Diego

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