Selecting Assessment Types (Practera 2)
Learn how to determine which assessment is the best for your experience.
In this article you will learn:
- What is the difference between moderated and non-moderated assessments?
- What are the different assessment types?
Moderated vs. Unmoderated
As you build your experience on Practera there will be moments that you’ll want your learners or experts to make submissions. Moderated feedback loops facilitate individualized feedback from a reviewer on the work submitted. Non-moderated loops allow automated feedback based on replies, or can be used to collect data.
Survey: collects opinions from learners and experts on the experience at different checkpoints. Surveys can be configured with various question types, most commonly scaled multiple choice for quantitative inputs and text for qualitative replies.
Reflection: supports learners to consider their own thoughts or reflect on a deliverable via text or video response questions. Reflections can be configured with different questions types but do not return a score and do not show correct or incorrect answers.
Quiz: asks learners to select a correct answer or answers. You can use weighting to set scores for each question and the overall quiz. Quizzes can also display automatic feedback on the answers selected by each learner, allowing them to gain insight on why choices were correct or incorrect.
Moderated: collects answers first from a submitter, then assigns a reviewer to look over the work and provide individualized feedback. Moderated feedback can collect documents, self assessment ratings, or checklists. It allows the reviewer to view the submitter’s answers to provide feedback and context. Reviewers can be peers (learners), experts, coordinators, or authors in the experience.
Now that you understand the different types of assessments, you should have a good idea about which one works best for your experience! Now go on and give it a try: