formative assessment

How can you use formative feedback to help your students?

Giving our students feedback can have a profound impact on how they learn and how they feel about their studies. It is arguably one of the most important things we can do to help our students improve their performance in summative assessment (Broadfoot & Black 2004). Yet it is easy to brush past the practical […]

Writing multiple choice questions – a handy guide

Multiple choice questions (MCQs) can be a useful time saver for academics as they are quick to mark, but they are only useful to the learners if they are planned well.  Here are some pointers for you to consider when designing and implementing multiple choice quizzes, whether on paper or in Blackboard.