Elevate Rigor, Foster Academic Integrity, and Apply UDL: Tech-Enabled Strategies to Improve Student Learning

Tuesday, January 30 | 10:00AM–10:45AM CT | Preservation Hall, Second Floor
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
Rote multiple-choice quizzes are often ineffective, yet we fall back on this approach because other methods require too much grading time. These meaningless LMS quizzes fall short in many ways. How can we design assessments that require deep engagement with and critical thinking about content without requiring a crazy amount of grading time? We’ll explore strategies for getting students to do the heavy lifting when it comes to learning in online, blended, and onsite classes. We can hold students to a higher standard while providing options that promote academic integrity and allowing students to demonstrate learning in various ways.

Outcomes: Understand assessment and grading strategies that encourage critical thinking and increase student engagement while decreasing demands on your time * Design assessments that promote academic integrity and discourage cheating * Apply Universal Design for Learning in your assessments without drastically increasing grading load


  • Flower Darby

    Associate Director, Teaching for Learning Center, University of Missouri
  • Heather Garcia

    Instructional Designer, Foothill College

Resources & Downloads

  • Techenabled grading Strategies handout

    283 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/22/2024