Best Practices for Supporting Teaching and Learning Online: Planning Your Assessment for Distance Teaching

Best Practices for Supporting Teaching and Learning Online


With online learning now being implemented at the University of Macau, committed teachers are holding classes online with UMMoodle and Zoom. This blog post features some of our colleagues’ tips and best practices. Let’s see what has worked well to support teaching and learning of different disciplines in an online environment.


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Planning Your Assessment for Distance Teaching

By Dr. Alice S. Lee (FAH/ELC)

After three weeks of distance teaching, I hope everyone is getting used to this new way of helping our students learn. Planning ahead, we should all be thinking about how we want to assess our students’ learning in accordance with the intended learning outcomes (ILOs) set out for each course. As one of CTLE’s faculty advisors, I attended CTLE’s meeting on how to handle assessment going forward. Here are my takeaways for teaching staff:

1. Maintain maximum flexibility when designing assessment.
Students may have difficulty accessing technology and the internet. Some students are doing all of their coursework on their phones and are relying on their phone data to access teaching materials posted online.

2. Be mindful of introducing too many new tools to aid learning / assessment.
Having to learn a new tool so that students can learn content and then be tested on it adds unnecessary stress during this already stressful time. The bottom line is to keep things as simple as possible.

3. Talk to your students.
It’s important to know what difficulties they have and adapt your assessment accordingly. Give them options on how they can demonstrate their learning.

4. Pilot your assessments if you are using technology.
Even for something as simple as a Moodle quiz, the quiz appearance may change depending on the browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari) and the type of machine (PC, Mac, tablet, phone, etc.) students are using to complete the assessment.

On a personal note, I would like to add: Trust your students. This should be our default position. Let’s not stress ourselves out trying to ensure that no one is cheating on our assessments!

支援在線教學的有效做法


澳大目前正積極推行在線遙距學習,不同學院的教師們通過UMMoodle和Zoom的方式進行在線課程。這篇教學網誌將介紹他們的有用貼士和例子。齊來了解不同學科的遙距教與學實用方法!


程教學評估做好規劃 

撰文:Alice Lee博士(人文學院-英語中心 

各位老師歷了的遠程教學,相信大家應該習慣這種新的教學方式接下來我們應該作更長遠的思考,就是如何根據每門課程預期學習成果(intended learning outcomes,作相應的評估作業身為教與學優化中心教職顧問團隊的成員,我最近他們會議,討論後該如何進行課程評估。以下是的分享 

  1. 在設計評估時保持最大的靈活性

學生可能會遇到一些技術問題,如網連接等;而些學生使用手機完成所有課程作業,並依靠手機數據查看所有在線發的教材。 

  1. 避免引入過多新的教學輔助工具

每當使用新的教學工具進行學習學生都需要花時間去摸。在這非常時期,可能會增加學習上不必要的壓力老師們應盡化教學模式

  1. 與你的學生多交流

了解學生遇到困難他們的回饋調整的評估作業;我建議他們選擇幾個不同的學習展方式 

  1. 老師先測試在UMoodle上佈置的評估作業

即使是簡單Moodle測驗,在不同瀏覽器(Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari)裝置(PC, Mac, tablet, phone)顯示的外觀也不同  

最後,請好好信你的學生希望各位老師不需要過分著緊學生在評估作業上的誠信問題。 

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