1. You Need Weekly Feedback From Your Students. Here’s How

    The traditional method of testing students—once at midterms, and once at finals—works to a certain extent. After midterms, you’ll have…

  2. If You’re Only Assessing 3 Times a Semester, That’s Way Too Little

    Most professors assess at the start of a term, the middle point and at the very end. But professors and students alike can benefit from more…

  3. 5 Time-Saving In-Class Assessment Tools

    Professors can reclaim their out-of-classroom hours with these helpful automatic assessment tools

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    College is Failing Students When It Comes to Digital Literacy

    Tony Bates, who helped pioneer distance education and computer assisted learning at the University of British Columbia, says that leadership…

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    Intro to Biology Textbooks: 3 Subjects They Need To Cover

    Biology—the study of living things and their vital processes—is a continuously evolving field. New cutting-edge research in biology…

  6. Introducing Top Hat’s New Gradebook

    Top Hat’s revised grade and attendance management system is designed to be intuitive and easy to learn. Product manager Karthiga…

  7. Curriculum Based Measurement: How To Get Started

    While exams are designed to test and score knowledge, they don’t always indicate how well students are progressing through course…

  8. How Formative Assessment Helps Prepare Students for a Career

    Video: Washington State University’s Leslie Sprunger helps veterinary students behave professionally by using peer assessment

  9. Multiple Choice Test Ideas For College Classrooms

    Learn when it’s appropriate to set a multiple choice test for college students, and how to make sure they achieve your classroom’s…

  10. Formative Vs Summative Assessment: How They Work Together

    In this edited extract from a Top Hat e-book, we look at formative vs summative assessment, and how both have roles to play in a…

  11. Bloom’s Taxonomy Questions: Usage in Formative Assessment

    Bloom’s taxonomy: Questions to set in formative assessment How do you set your students up for success, promote student learning, and help…

  12. Why College Transcripts Need to Contain More Than Grades

    Typical letters and grade-point averages don’t convey what students actually learn: the knowledge they gain or the skills they develop

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    Easy Ways to Use Exit Tickets in Class

    Students aimlessly filing out of class two-thirds of the way through? There’s an established way you can let them go out of the door with…

  14. How to Use Formative Assessment to Improve Subject Mastery

    According to Michael deBraga, Top Scholar and Associate Professor at the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre in the University of…

  15. 3 Question Types To Maximize Active Learning in STEM

    Here are some STEM assignment creation tools that can foster active engagement at home, while being uniquely targeted to help students learn…

  16. The Hidden Powers of Classroom Multiple Choice Questions

    Many might consider multiple choice questions a trivial waste of time in the classroom, and prone to wild guesses. But Top Hat Scholar and…

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    Self-Regulated Learning: 5 Ways to Add it to Your Class

    With so much uncertainty in the job market, self-regulated learning has become an essential skillset for lifelong learning and the ability…

  18. Fill in the Blank Questions for Assignments and in Class

    Auto-graded fill in the blank questions are hard to fit to the needs of students. Here's how to create them on Top Hat and allow room for…

  19. How I Taught This: Making Math Connect with Arts Students

    In the world of academia, the term ‘assessment’ usually carries a strong association with testing, grading and the kind of high-stakes…

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    Active Learning: Why It Matters in a Digital World

    In an exclusive excerpt from our latest e-book, Active Learning: The Perfect Pedagogy for the Digital Classroom, education journalist Philip…