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Finals: Creating Scaffolded Projects for Remote Delivery Courses

Scaffolded projects, or projects that students submit in pieces, gradually building and revising towards a completed artifact, can be a beneficial means of conducting a final assessment. The process-based nature of scaffolded projects mean that students benefit from instructor feedback and the ability to revise their work, often leading to higher quality work. Instructors can watch student work develop over time, minimizing the likelihood of student academic integrity issues and space out feedback and grading over time. In this workshop, which may be of the most interest to instructors teaching small or mid-sized classes, we will review how to create and communicate with students about scaffolded final projects in remote delivery courses, primarily using tools in the Blackboard learning management system.

After the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the purposes and benefits of a scaffolded final project in a remotely delivered course
  • Describe how using scaffolded projects can prevent cheating and plagiarism on final assessments
  • Revise existing assessments to create or newly create an effective scaffolded final project to assess student mastery of learning objectives
  • Communicate your expectations, instructions, and timeline for a scaffolded project to students clearly
  • Develop performance criteria and explore tools for grading a scaffolded final project in a remotely delivered course effectively and efficiently

These workshops are just-in-time, focused discussions on a specific topic related to teaching remotely. All workshops will be conducted via Zoom, are approximately one hour in length, and all times are EST.

Thursday, April 2 at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Finals: Creating Scaffolded Projects for Remote Delivery Courses

Scaffolded projects, or projects that students submit in pieces, gradually building and revising towards a completed artifact, can be a beneficial means of conducting a final assessment. The process-based nature of scaffolded projects mean that students benefit from instructor feedback and the ability to revise their work, often leading to higher quality work. Instructors can watch student work develop over time, minimizing the likelihood of student academic integrity issues and space out feedback and grading over time. In this workshop, which may be of the most interest to instructors teaching small or mid-sized classes, we will review how to create and communicate with students about scaffolded final projects in remote delivery courses, primarily using tools in the Blackboard learning management system.

After the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the purposes and benefits of a scaffolded final project in a remotely delivered course
  • Describe how using scaffolded projects can prevent cheating and plagiarism on final assessments
  • Revise existing assessments to create or newly create an effective scaffolded final project to assess student mastery of learning objectives
  • Communicate your expectations, instructions, and timeline for a scaffolded project to students clearly
  • Develop performance criteria and explore tools for grading a scaffolded final project in a remotely delivered course effectively and efficiently

These workshops are just-in-time, focused discussions on a specific topic related to teaching remotely. All workshops will be conducted via Zoom, are approximately one hour in length, and all times are EST.

Thursday, April 2 at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Virtual Event