Tag: grading & assessment

Microsoft Forms is online software for creating surveys, quizzes, and polls, available within Princeton’s Office 365 Suite (https://portal.office.com). Quickly build online forms with an intuitive builder and see the results as they come in. Forms can be shared within Office 365 Groups giving multiple people the ability to edit, modify, and view results. Results can […]

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March 23, 2021

Canvas is Princeton’s course management system offering many features and tools for teaching including the posting grades, online assignments, online tests and quizzes, announcements, and discussion. The grading of online assignments is facilitated by the SpeedGrader tool. Every course at Princeton is provisioned with a website in Canvas, automatically populated with the Registrar’s course roster. […]

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March 9, 2021

Google Colab provides online, shared instances of Jupyter Notebook without having to download or install any software. Jupyter notebooks are web-based interactive computational documents often used in computer and data-focused disciplines. Jupyter Notebooks combine executable code with narrative text in Markdown format. Why Use Google Colab? Google Colab is available to students as part of […]

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October 1, 2020

Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows individuals to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text. Uses include: data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, data visualization, machine learning, and much more.

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April 30, 2020

Google Forms is a free online tool that simplifies the process of creating online forms, surveys, and saving the information submitted. Google Forms can be used to gauge student comprehension at the beginning and end of a class or a semester, to receive feedback from students or for collaborators outside the classroom, or to collect […]

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April 28, 2020

Ed (or ‘Ed discussion’) is an online threaded discussion platform that supports document and image upload, math equations, embedded video, runnable code snippets, and image annotation. Discussion board posts can be categorized, private, or even anonymous. Student responses can be ‘endorsed’ and instructor feedback provided. Why use ED? Threaded discussions with entries/ answers that can […]

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April 28, 2020

Gradescope is an assessment platform that allows you to collect and streamline grading of paper-based assignments and exams. Gradescope can be used for different types of questions including multiple-choice, fill in the blank, and short/long answers. It is especially valuable when grading hand-written responses—e.g. equations, formulas or drawings—in large enrollment classes. Students submit their exam […]

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April 28, 2020

Kaltura is an online media management platform for storing, publishing, and streaming video and other media such as audio recordings and images. Kaltura takes care of video conversion and transcoding, ensuring that your videos play well even if your viewers are on the other side of the globe. Kaltura drives the Princeton MediaCentral (Links to […]

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April 28, 2020

Qualtrics is a survey platform used by scholars and researchers to gather data. Qualtrics, along with a statistical package to further analyze findings. Princeton has a site license administered through the Princeton Survey Research Center. Why Use Qualtrics? Qualtrics is an industry-standard tool, known for good survey practice at Princeton, Qualtrics has the oversight of […]

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April 28, 2020

Mentimeter is a web-based application that allows live audiences to participate in polls using their mobile devices. Questions can be asked in a variety of ways, inlcuding multiple choice, open-ended text responses, word clouds, scales, ranking, or quizzes. Results are tabulated and displayed on the presenter’s screen and can be downloaded afterwards as a pdf […]

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April 28, 2020

VoiceThread is a platform for discussion of multimedia, creating a threaded conversation around files. Users can comment on images, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio files, documents, and PDFs.  Comments can be in the form of text, audio or video and can be submitted directly on the platform using the user’s computer’s built-in microphoneand web camera, […]

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April 27, 2020

iClicker is a student response system that provides instant feedback during lecture. The use of in-class polling promotes active learning and gathers information about comprehension and consensus. iClicker receives student input two ways — either from an app on a mobile device, or from a mechanical “clicker” with five buttons, A – E. Both methods […]

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April 27, 2020