Assessment and Evaluation

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There are multiple tools available to facilitate assessment and evaluation through Elentra.

  • To create items and forms to assess learner performance on tasks (e.g., clinical skills), use the Assessment and Evaluation Module.

  • To create items and forms to have learners evaluate courses, faculty, themselves, and other activities, use the Assessment and Evaluation Module.

  • To create assessment items to use in small, low-stakes assessments use the Quiz Module.

  • To create assessment items to use for tests and exams use the Exam Module.

  • To store learner grades and facilitate faculty grading of assignments use the Gradebook feature in each course.

Elentra also includes a portfolio, which some organisations may choose to use for student assessment purposes. For more detail about the portfolio please see the Portfolio help section.

Assessment and Evaluation Module

The Assessment and Evaluation Module in Elentra is predominantly used to assess learner performance in a clinical environment, and provide multiple user groups with the ability to evaluate faculty, courses/programs, and other activities within the context of your organisation. Since the Assessment and Evaluation Module essentially allows you to create forms for people to complete you could even use it to do a pre-course survey, or as a way to collect information from a group about their work plans in a collaborative activity.

To use the Assessment and Evaluation Module users must create items (e.g., questions, prompts, etc.), create a form (a collection of items), and then create a distribution. A distribution defines who will complete a form, when the form will be completed, and who or what the form is about. Through the Assessment and Evaluation Module users also have a quick way to view their assigned tasks and administrators can monitor the completion of tasks.

Reporting exists to export the results of various assessments and evaluations.

Forms created through the A and E module can also be attached to gradebook items to facilitate inline grading (note that only specific item types are supported on forms attached to gradebook entries).

The Competency-Based Medical Education module also includes a variety of form templates for use. There is no user interface to configure form templates at this point.

For instructions specific to Competency-Based Medical Education, please see the inline help resources available in your Elentra installation on each program's CBME tab.