Creating engaging, practical, and authentic activities and assessments for your online course can make a big difference in the quality of the skills that students acquire. There are endless possibilities of types of activities and assessments as well as tools to create them with. Use the links below to discover some new activity types and tools to create.
Interesting Online Assignments To Engage Online Students – Kevin J. Browne
A Role for Student Choice in Assessment – Maryellen Weimer, PhD
A Hole-in-One with Online Discussion – Clarkson University Faculty Summer Camp 2017 Recorded Workshop
Tools to Create Activities, Assessments, and Interactions
Besides the standard activity and assessment types available in Moodle like discussion forums and assignments, there are a number of other great tools for creating activities, assessments, and interactions for your online course.
H5P – Free
H5P is a plug-in for Moodle that allows you to create presentations and interactions quickly and simply. Take a look at examples of the types of activities you can create. To create an activity using H5P, click and select . Next, choose the type of activity you would like to create and have fun!
Adobe Captivate – Not Free
Adobe Captivate is a multi-use program that allows you to create interactive presentations, assessments, or simulations. If you would like to add a Captivate project to your Moodle course as a gradeable activity, you can export it as SCORM and import it in. View more about the product by visiting Adobe Captivate’s website or take a look at some examples created by the program.