October 5, 2023
You may have noticed that there are multiple test-building tools in Schoology, and maybe you've wondered whether you should create a "Quiz/Test" or an "Assessment". Both have basic online testing features, but here's a quick breakdown of a few of the major differences:
- Are you a veteran teacher interested in transitioning from Test/Quiz to Assessments? Transfer a test bank (in Quiz/Test) to become an item bank (in Assessments).
- New to O'Dowd? Schoology will eventually phase out Quiz/Test, so if you are new to Schoology in general, consider starting off with Assessments.
- Interested in making your first Schoology test? Here are instructions on how to build a Test/Quiz and Assessments. Here are video tutorials for creating Assessments in Schoology.
- Curious about AI-proofing your tests? While not fully possible, here are some quick tips:
- Use the video question type to have students record themselves explaining their process
- Have students analyze a specific argument from a specific in-class discussion using evidence from assigned readings and personal perspective (Bielousouva, 2023)
- Include a file-upload question so students can upload a picture of their work
- Promote personal voice by including metacognitive questions with reflective questions (Keith, 2023)
- Check for plagiarism by creating a Schoology Turnitin external tool assignment instead of Test/Quiz/Assessment
- Stand in the back of the classroom during online tests
Your Instructional Technologists,
Kat Muñoz and Stephanie Eusebio