Assessing online courses

Assessing online courses can be achieved using many of the same methods as those described for face-to-face or blended learning courses. The only difference is that students on a wholly online course, due to the very flexibility provided by an online course, are unlikely to be able, or required, to attend an end of course invigilated exam in person. The choices we make about assessing online course then, are based on the learning outcomes to be assessed and the guiding principles of the University on assessment choice.

Key points

  • Assessing online courses is almost the same as assessing any other course.
  • Choices for assessment should be based on the University’s essentials and principles guidelines.