Academy: Enhancing Formative Assessment with the Canvas Quick Check Tool

Tuesday, February 13 2018 @ 02:00 PM to 03:15 PM

Academy of Teaching Scholars Competency: Instructional Strategies


Presenter(s): Matthew Mallon, Jeani Young
Audience: learners

Formative assessment is an important part of a balanced assessment strategy. Providing frequent opportunities for students to see what they know and what they don’t know – especially when paired with targeted feedback – helps students assess their own level of understanding, ask better questions, and study more effectively. It encourages active engagement with the content while also giving instructors regular feedback on how their students are progressing.

Quick Check allows you to easily integrate frequent, low-stakes, knowledge and understanding checks within your own content to promote student learning. The integrated, mastery-based approach of Quick Check activities can be less intimidating to students than a formal quiz, reducing anxiety and allowing these checks to be a learning experience

This event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development . If you have questions about this event please contact the office at (317) 278-3089 or by email at

This event fulfills the Instructional Strategies competency for the Academy of Teaching Scholars.