This microcredential represents effective and consistent use of Canvas's assessment tools to provide a range of ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning (ISTE Standard 7a).
To earn this 0.25 credit microcredential you will submit two types of evidence to demonstrate your competency in creating various assessments for students to demonstrate understanding and reflect on learning. You will also complete a written or video reflective analysis.
You will be charged $20 by the badge provider. You'll be charged at the point you submit your badge for final review.
Educators completing this microcredential are demonstrating their understanding of how to use different features in Canvas to provide alternative ways for learners to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning. Microcredential earners will demonstrate they know how to use different types of assessments and assessment tools to assess knowledge in a variety of ways.
Quizzes.next is a feature option that must be turned on in settings. It is not immediately available in every course. Quizzes made in Quizzes Legacy can be migrated to a Quizzes.next quiz, but question banks cannot be migrated.
Quizzes Legacy: Canvas’s current quiz platform, accessed through the Quizzes tab in a course.
Quizzes.next: Canvas’s beta quiz platform, accessed by first turning on the Feature Option in the Settings tab and then through the Assignments tab in a course.
Item Bank: A bank of quiz questions in Canvas that can be used in quizzes.
External Tool Submission: In assignments, teachers can utilize various External Tools for students to submit an assessment. Some possible External Tools include Google/Microsoft cloud assignments, Nearpod, Lucid Chart, Lucid Press, and MasteryConnect. Depending on your district will depend on which you have access to. You may use any External Tool that meets your needs.
As an educator you are assessing students both formally and informally to make sure they are learning the material and mastering specific concepts. As you assess, you need accurate, relevant data to make decisions about future lessons.
There are many tools available in Canvas that can help with assessment and data to inform your instruction. How can you use Canvas quizzes and external tools to provide your students different ways to demonstrate their understanding? How can you use these same tools to allow opportunities for student self-reflection
Student Work: Submit learner work samples of each of the different requirements, making sure that all identifiable student information is anonymized. The samples must demonstrate your effective use of 1) Canvas quizzes, 2) Canvas quiz item banks, 3) External Tool assignment submissions, and 4) use of data in informing instruction. Be sure to follow your district/charter guidelines for student privacy.
Unit Plan: Submit a unit plan of your design that you have used as a part of instruction. Your unit plan must include various types of assessments in Canvas for learners to demonstrate their understanding and provide opportunities for self-reflection. Your unit plan must incorporate a variety of assessment types in Canvas to allow for knowledge demonstration in different ways and modalities and should include 1) Canvas quizzes, 2) Canvas quiz item banks, 3) External Tool submission assignments, and 4) use of data from assessments to inform future instruction.
Web Site: Submit a link to a Canvas Module that demonstrates 1) your use of Canvas quizzes, 2) your use of Canvas quiz item banks, 3) assignments with External Tool submission options, and 4) use of data from assessments to inform future instruction.
Screencast: Submit a 3-5 minute narrated screencast showing and describing 1) your use of Canvas quizzes, 2) your use of Canvas quiz item banks, 3) assignments with External Tool submission options, and 4) use of data from assessments to inform future instruction. Your screencast should demonstrate your effective use of these tools in providing learners with opportunities to demonstrate understanding and and reflect on their learning. Be sure to keep learner data as anonymous as possible in your screencast. Be sure to follow your district/charter guidelines for student privacy.
Candidate's Choice: Submit another type of evidence to demonstrate your consistent and effective use of the following: 1) your use of Canvas quizzes, 2) your use of Canvas quiz item banks, 3) assignments with External Tool submission options, and 4) use of data from assessments to inform future instruction.
Candidates are required to make 2 evidence submission(s).
Criterion 1: The evidence demonstrates effective use of assessment tools in Canvas by having one or more quizzes that utilize at least five different question types, including one that allows for student self-reflection, and one item bank.
Criterion 2: The evidence demonstrates effective use of an External Tool for at least one assessment submission.
Criterion 3: The evidence also demonstrates the educator's effective use of the data (or how to data could be used) from the assessments to inform future instruction.
Describe how you use Canvas to create various assessments that allow students to demonstrate their knowledge?.
Describe your future plans for assessing students through Canvas, including how you plan to utilize the tools available to provide a better learning opportunity for your students through your better use of assessment data?
Criterion 1: The reflective analysis demonstrates competence in the use of Canvas tools for learner assessment.
Criterion 2: The reflective analysis demonstrates effective use of Canvas tools for a variety of learner assessments.
Criterion 3: The reflective analysis demonstrates effective application of Canvas tools for a variety of learner assessments as well as use of learner assessment data to inform future instruction.