Research has found that assigning marks to FLUX activities can significantly increase engagement and learning outcomes. Assigning just 5% of a unit's over all mark was found to increase class attendance by 45%.
The 3 Considerations for Assessment
Before assigning marks, it is important to think about the following three considerations:
1. Alternative Assessment
With FLUX, you can leave questions open for students who aren't able to make it to class. The best way to do this is to create a new "Audience" so that you can grade these students separately.
2. Marking Strategy
One effective strategy is to provide marks for attempting questions in your face-to-face classes while only providing marks for correct answers to questions answered after class. This encourages genuine engagement with the material that was covered in class.
It can be a good idea to set a threshold for full marks. For example, students who answer 80% or more of the questions receive full marks. This has been found to lower students' anxiety around answering. It also decreases administration work for instructors.