Matrix of online tools

When reviewing your course it is important to consider the technology tools being used. The following table might be useful for converting traditional face-to-face assessment to an online environment:

Assessment type

Possible alternatives

Notes 

Written Exam

 

Online exam in learnonline

 

Teachers set online quizzes with options for a range of question types, including MC, essay questions, calculations, drag and drop, numerical answer, etc. 

Medium level security (can set open and close times, feedback levels). Recommend open book quizzes to reduce security issues.

In some circumstances, an online invigilated assessment is required. This can be set up using the remote proctoring service RPNow. This provide high level security but requires significant staff and student preparation.  

Oral exam or viva or interview or simple simulation

Zoom online class

Can be in conjunction with Moodle Scheduler 

Teachers set up a Zoom account, and create a meeting space from the learnonline course website. 

Meetings are recordable.

Teachers and students can share screens, applications and documents.

High security with webcam use. 

Report, essay or reflection 

 

Moodle Assignment submission

Simple upload interface for students, for a range of file types, including text, video, ePortfolio pages, etc. Teachers can set submission times, file types, files sizes, number of files, word limits.

High level of security for text documents (Turnitin checks) and video. Low level for other file types.

Mahara ePortfolio submission

Students upload text, documents, folders, images, video, blog posts, or other media to their own ePortfolio page or collection of pages. 

ePortfolios can be used for group or individual assessment. 

Medium level security. Students submit pages via Moodle Assignment upload, and the pages or collections are frozen after submission. No Turnitin checks. 

Presentation

 

 

Zoom online class

Can be in conjunction with Moodle Scheduler

Students can deliver presentations as individuals or in groups.

Teachers set up a Zoom account, and create a meeting space from the Learnonline course website. 

Meetings are recordable.

Teachers and students can share screens, applications and documents.

High security with webcam use. 

Powerpoint presentation upload

Students can add video (from webcam) or audio (from external or internal mike) to Powerpoint presentation files. Can be saved and submitted as mp4 video files.

Moodle Assignment submission or UniSA Media Library submission (video or audio upload).

Students can create and submit audio or video of their presentation (group or individual), using their own devices. Can also submit slides as a separate file. 

High level of security.

Collaborative or group assessment 

 

 

Mahara ePortfolio submission

Students upload text, documents, folders, images, video, blog posts, or other media to their own ePortfolio page or collection of pages. 

ePortfolios can be used for group or individual assessment. 

Medium level security. Students submit pages via Moodle Assignment upload, and the pages or collections are frozen after submission. No Turnitin checks. 

Contribution to Moodle wiki

Students contribute to a collaborative document on the Learnonline website.

Medium level security. All contribution history recorded by system and accessible by teacher. 

Zoom online meeting or class

Can be in conjunction with Moodle Scheduler

Can run assessment either privately for group or with full class attending. 

Teachers set up a Zoom account, and create a meeting space from the Learnonline course website. 

Student can share and talk to slides or artifacts. Presentations are recordable.

High security with webcam use. 

Practical assessment 

 

Zoom online class

Can be in conjunction with Moodle Scheduler

Student can use webcam to demonstrate assessed skills. Meetings are recordable.Teachers set up a Zoom account, and create a meeting space from the Learnonline course website. 

Can run assessment either privately for group or with full class attending.

Meetings are recordable.

Teachers and students can share screens, applications and documents.

High security with webcam use. 

Moodle Assignment submission or UniSA Media Library submission (video or audio upload).

For demonstration of skills not requiring specialised equipment.

Students can create and submit video of a demonstration of a skill or production of an item (group or individual). 

High level of security.

Peer review 

 

Moodle workshop tool 

Students submit their work, and then view and mark other students' submissions.

The tool enables collection, review, and peer assessment of students' work.

Students can submit word-processed documents, spreadsheets or text entry.

Medium level security (no Turnitin check).

Moodle database tool

Students can contribute documents, images, links, resources, etc. teacher can also set up forms for students to fill in. 

Medium level security - can set various access levels and times.

Laboratory or clinical assessment 

 

Panopto video

Teacher can produce a video demonstration of the practical processes in the laboratory or using the specialised equipment.

Students can then be supplied with the raw data, and submit their calculations and concusions as documents or in an online classroom. 

Remote laboratory or simulation software may be a possibility

These options may be available for some laboratory equipment at UniSA.

For specialised applications only.

They require extensive preparation and scaffolding

Mathematical calculations 

 

 

Using mathematical applications and tools in the Moodle text editor. 

The Moodle learnonline editor includes a calculator, and applications for inserting special characters, for producing maths equations, and for producing chemical formulas. 

Students can use these to submit answers as part of a Moodle quiz question or a Moodle text entry assignment.

Using tablets within Zoom or Adobe Connect classes

Students can use graphic tablets in Zoom classes to demonstrate with figures, formulas, drawings, calculations, graphs, etc. 

Online calculators such as Desmos can be used advanced features for evaluating percentages, fractions, exponential functions, logarithms, trigonometry, statistics, etc. 

Uploading submission documents with mathematical calculations

Students can use tablets to produce submissable copies of calculations and answers.

Students can take photographs or scans of their written calculations and submit them as image uploads.

Students can use smart pens to produce documents with calculations.  

Class contributions and discussions 

 

 

 

 

Participate in Moodle discussion forum

Teachers can set up discussion forums as summative activities. 

Students can make reply posts to others in the class, and maintain discussions.

Low level security.

Participate in Zoom class discussion

Student can use webcam to demonstrate assessed skills. Meetings are recordable.Teachers set up a Zoom account, and create a meeting space from the Learnonline course website. 

Teachers can manage discussions in the Zoom online classroom, either privately for a specific group or with the full class attending. They can mark students on their participation. Requires careful management of the session. 

Meetings are recordable.

High level of security with webcam use. 

Contribution to class Padlet

Students can contribute text or digital items to a class online 'pinboard'. They can also be required to add comments and explanations.

Low level security - student name included in submission, but all submissions viewable by all students. Possible to set moderator approval restrictions. 

Contribution to Moodle wiki

Students contribute to a collaborative document on the Learnonline website.

Medium level security. All contribution history recorded by system and accessible by teacher. 

Zoom online class

Can be in conjunction with Moodle Scheduler

Can run assessment either privately for group or with full class attending. 

Teachers set up a Zoom account, and create a meeting space from the Learnonline course website. 

Student can share and talk to slides or artifacts. Presentations are recordable.

High security with webcam use. 

Portfolio or collection of submissions, of varying types.

 

Mahara ePortfolio submission

Students upload text, documents, folders, images, video, blog posts, or other media to their own ePortfolio page or collection of pages. 

ePortfolios can be used for group or individual assessment. 

Medium level security. Students submit pages via Moodle Assignment upload, and the pages or collections are frozen after submission. No Turnitin checks. 

Moodle assignment submission

Simple upload interface for students, for a range of file types, including text, video, ePortfolio pages, etc. Teachers can set submission times, file types, files sizes, number of files, word limits.

High level of security for text documents (Turnitin checks) and video. Low level for other file types.

Giving students assessment instructions 

 

 

Simple online text or uploaded documents

Teachers can type detailed instructions or upload instructions documents to the course website

Panopto video

Teachers can use Pantopto to record a video of themselves giving detailed instructions, and share link with students. 

Zoom online class

 

Teachers set up a Zoom account, and create a meeting space from the Learnonline course website. 

Teachers hold online classes for students to discuss assessment arrangements and instructions.

Meetings are recordable.