Assessment for Learning Month

Self-access activities

This self-access activity is offered as part of Assessment for Learning Month. A suggested date is included, but you can complete the activity on your own time.

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May 2024: Assessment for Learning Month

Throughout the month of May, choose from a range of offerings to accommodate a variety of schedules:

in-person facilitated events | online facilitated events | self-access activities


Assess class participation

In-class participation should be tied to students’ achievement of course learning outcomes. You may want to signal that connection to students and motivate them to participate by assigning a grade. This TL KB article offers strategies for assessing class participation that support students’ learning, are equitable for students, and manageable for you.

  • How do you currently assess students’ class participation?
  • Which other strategies would you like to try?

TLS is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive campus community. Are there steps we can take to make our events more inclusive and barrier-free? Please email tls [at] at least 48 hours in advance of the event. We will do our best to accommodate requests. | Le Service de soutien pédagogique s’engage à favoriser un campus équitable et inclusif. À votre avis, quelles démarches pouvons-nous effectuer pour faire en sorte que nos événements soient plus inclusifs et faciles d’accès? Veuillez envoyer vos suggestions à tls [at] au moins 48 heures avant l’évènement. Nous ferons de notre mieux pour satisfaire à vos demandes.

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