Alternative Strategies for Testing
D2L uses Assignments as its feature for developing various assessments in a D2L course
that are not quizzes/tests/exams. Examples of Assignments include but are not limited
to essays, projects, presentations, and/or homework assignments. The following information
pertains to features found under the Assignments tab in a D2L course.
Use collaborative/group projects. Students can collaborate through Office 365 to develop group assignments. If you select this option, have students fill out individual reflections to receive feedback on group member participation.
Use application assignments. Instead of having students complete assignments that answer specific questions, have them complete assignments where they have to apply knowledge to a selected application. Ideally, they would gain instructor approval on the application prior to completion.
Include presentations as part of your assignments and conduct these presentations through synchronous tools such as Collaborate Ultra or Microsoft Teams. These presentations can be recorded and watched later by the instructor. Also, you can require students to use their web cam for identification purposes.
Submit all assessments within D2L and require TurnItIn plagiarism check tool for all written assignments. This feature can be activated when configuring your assignment submission folder.
Post the KSU Academic Integrity Policy in your course syllabus AND in the instructions for each assignment. Best practices also indicate that posting this policy or a link to the policy in your online course can be a deterrent to cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty.
Do not release assignment grades until after the deadline for submission. If you grade assignments as they are submitted, you can simply "Save Draft" of your feedback so that it is not published as you grade. You can come back and publish all feedback at one time