Online Testing: Ensure Comprehension & Mitigate Cheating with “Show Work”

In online testing, asking students to support their answers can give insight into their thought processes. Not only can you provide partial credit should you choose based on their supportive comments, but it might also help ensure that students are completing assessments without outside help.  In a math course, ask students to input the steps … Continue reading Online Testing: Ensure Comprehension & Mitigate Cheating with “Show Work”

7 Reasons for Competency Based Learning in online courses

Competency-based learning is a natural approach for online learning and the de facto choice for many virtual institutions.  Competency-based learning, often called mastery-learning, insists on mastery of subjects.  It provides students the opportunity to learn in a more personalized way and educators with the ability to ensure standards of achievement throughout the course.  Students are … Continue reading 7 Reasons for Competency Based Learning in online courses

Archiving your Grade Book after the term ends

If you’ve used Hawkes before, chances are you have one or two sections from a previous term still in your Grade Book. To ensure you have access to those former students' scores, we suggest you archive your Grade Book. Archiving your Grade Book essentially takes a snapshot of your students’ scores from the previous term. Here’s … Continue reading Archiving your Grade Book after the term ends