Moving Beyond Exams

Held: July 14, 2020, 2:00-3:30 p.m. as part of the Center for Transformative Teaching's July Workshop Series


  • Nate Pindell, instructional designer, CTT
  • Steven Cain, instructional designer, CTT


Quizzes, exams, and other forms of "traditional assessments" are the standard for assessing student learning. But an assessment of student progress can be completed using other research-backed methods.

In this webinar, we discussed how the use of alternative assessments can foster unique experiences, a conducive environment for academic growth, and supports the Flexible Hybrid model (a way in which a course can be delivered to both face-to-face and remotely.)

Moving away from the traditional path may be daunting, but with different assessment techniques come additional benefits such as improving student learning and ensuring academic integrity.


50 Cats: Techniques for Assessing Course-Related Knowledge and Skills


The presentation was recorded and is available via VidGrid with closed captioning.