If you’re thinking of converting your training to online, you may be wondering how you are going to assess your learners effectively. Assessing your learners online is as easy as the click of a few buttons.  Assessments and evaluations are essential features of the online learning process and your online platform can be customised to ensure that they are properly managed.

Here are a few ways to assess your learners online:

1: Built-in assessments

Depending on which Learning Management System you use, you should have access to a variety of built-in assessments.  These include options like quizzes, workbooks, forum discussions and essays.  The online platform allows learners to complete and submit these assessments virtually. The moderator can easily access the learners’ assessment submission and grade them online. Much faster than manual marking, right? They even have the option to give feedback on questions and learners can access this feedback at any time throughout their course journey.

2: Workplace assignments

Your online platform can be customised for learners to download their workplace assignment documentation and re-upload it once all information has been filled in. The moderator can access all uploaded documentation as soon as it has been uploaded.

3: Logbooks and witness testimonies

If learners are required to submit logbooks and witness testimonies throughout the course, the necessary documentation can be made available for download on your online platform. Once filled in and signed off by a supervisor, learners can then upload their logbooks for evaluation by the course moderator.

4: Course reports

Finally, the online platform can draw multiple reports based on each learner’s course participation.  Some of these reports include completion of online assessments, whether videos and study guides have been accessed, workplace assignment completion, and if other relevant documentation has been submitted.

 

Depending on the functions of your online platform, learners may be able to compile all documentation and assessments online to create a virtual portfolio of evidence (POE). Alternatively, the documents can be printed, and the learner can compile their POE manually.