Assessment & Evaluation
New in ME 1.26!
- A new item type for narrative feedback that you want to keep the target from seeing. The Confidential Item can be included on forms with other items that are visible to learners.
- The option for administrative users to disable initial task creation email notifications on distributions.
- A database setting that forces A&E task expiry to 23:59 (configured per distribution type) (assessment_tasks_expiry_end_of_day)
- Three database settings that allow a developer to configure how tasks sort on user's A&E tabs, e.g., by event date, then delivery date, then expiration date instead of just by delivery date (assessment_sort_assessor_pending, assessment_sort_assessor_completed, assessment_sort_target_completed)
There are multiple tools available to facilitate assessment and evaluation through Elentra. See here for an overview of the multiple tools available and determine which is most appropriate for your needs. The Assessment & Evaluation module can be used to:
- Create items and forms to assess learner performance on tasks (e.g., clinical skills and workplace based assessments)
- Create items and forms to have learners evaluate courses, faculty, themselves, and other activities
- Create items and forms to assess learner performance on gradebook assessments
- Note that to allow inline faculty grading using a rubric form or similar, you build a form in Assessment & Evaluation, then attach it to a Gradebook Assessment
The Assessment & 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 organization. Since the Assessment & 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 & Evaluation Module users must create items (e.g., questions, prompts, etc.), and create forms (a collection of items). Organizations can optionally allow users to initiate specific forms based on a form workflow (e.g. to allow learners to initiate an assessment on themselves by a faculty member), or organizations can create tasks for individuals to complete using a distribution. A distribution defines who will complete a form, when the form will be completed, and who or what the form is about.
Assessment and Evaluation module users also have a quick way to view their assigned tasks and administrators can monitor the completion of tasks assigned to others.
Reporting exists to view and in some cases export the results of various assessments and evaluations.
The Competency-Based 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 Education, please see the CBE tab.