Letting students decide on their assessments.
In this case study I talk about how assessment optionality works on my module BASC0039: Disability, Chronic Illness and Neurodivergence in Contemporary Society.
It expands on some of the ideas explored in my recent MicroCPD video Assessments: letting students choose.
My tips for considering optionality:
- Employing optionality and making assessments meaningful leads to students wanting to complete the assessment task
- It works particularly well when there are many different perspectives on the assessment topic
- Remember that optionality supports accessibility and academic integrity.
- Think about taking it further – what about rolling dates and ungrading?