In the Classroom
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 participants who aren't able to make it to class. The best way to do this is to create a new "Participant Group" so that you can grade these students separately. See our article on Participant Groups to learn how.
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, you might say participants who answer 80% or more of the questions receive full marks. This has been found to lower students' anxiety around answering. And it also decreases administration work for instructors!
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