Using Alternative Assessments to Improve Student Learning

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Originally presented for CAT+FD on 31 August 2023 by Ms. Janice Florent and Dr. Elizabeth Yost Hammer


Do you want to find ways to assess student learning that are more engaging, authentic, and fair? If so, then you need to attend this workshop on alternative assessments!

In this workshop, you will learn about a variety of alternative assessment strategies that you can use in your classes. You will learn how to design and implement these assessments in a way that is effective and efficient. You will also learn how the Brightspace Assignments and Rubrics tools can simplify assignment submissions and streamline assignment evaluation and feedback.

Some of the topics that will be covered in the workshop include:

  • The benefits of using alternative assessments
  • Different types of alternative assessments
  • How to design and implement alternative assessments
  • How to use alternative assessments to improve student learning

This workshop, the fifteenth in our #LEX Advanced series, builds on the skills you learned in the #LearnEverywhereXULA course AND is a must-attend for any faculty member who wants to improve their assessment practices.

Workshop Recording


Slide Deck

Use Alternative Assessments to Improve Student Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Brightspace Assignments Tool


CAT+FD Library

NOTE: If you are looking for additional information on alternative/authentic assessments, we have a number of books on this topic in our CAT Library that faculty can borrow. Visit us in Library Resource Center suite 534 during regular office hours to view our titles.