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Student Communication Tool (how to use it, tips for modifications)
Student Communication Tool (how to use it, tips for modifications)
=== Key Terms & Topcs: ===
=== Key Terms & Topics: ===
* Authentic Feedback
* Authentic Feedback
* Descriptive Feedback
* Descriptive Feedback

Revision as of 16:45, 2 April 2014


Kelly Warnock, Ken Monroe, John O'Brien


Learning Outcomes

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe various theories and applications of effective feedback
  • Plan opportunities to give feedback on formative learning activities.
  • Create meaningful rubrics for their courses
  • Use assessment and communication tools on Blackboard

Guiding Questions

1. What is effective feedback?

2. How do we give students feedback? (what kind, how often, what modality, etc.)

3. How can we use rubrics more effectively?

4. How can can meaningful communication encourage assignment submission?


Welcome letter (video, bio, etc.) Role of OLFM as coach Student Communication Tool (how to use it, tips for modifications)

Key Terms & Topics:

  • Authentic Feedback
  • Descriptive Feedback
  • Feedforward Assignments
  • Intrinsic and Extrinsic Feedback
  • Formative Learning activities
  • Peer Evaluation
  • Formative Assessments
  • Summative Assessments
  • Rubrics
  • Just-in-time Teaching
  • Learning Theories (Associative, Constructivist, etc.)
  • Criterion-based Assessment

Key Research

Communication Strategies

  • Initial Course Feedback (Introductions/welcome letter, Navigating the Course)
  • Preparing for Assignments
  • Discussions
  • Formative Feedback

Feedback on Assignments

  • Essay/Journal
  • Presentations
  • Tests/Quizzes

Blackboard Features

  • Rubrics
  • Student Data (categories of student interactions/submissions)
  • Survey/poll
  • Audio feedback


  • Discuss effective strategies
  • Problem-Solving / Case Studies
  • Evaluating Rubrics
  • Presentation (on key issues/research)
  • Teaching and Learning Portal
  • The portal is where participants will collaborate and record their learning during the workshop.


7 Things to Remember About Feedback

What is Feedback?

4 Questions

Student Survey on Feedback

Feedback Cycle

How Can Feedback Be Improved?