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Self assessment

Online Readiness Self Assessment

The purpose of the self assessment is to identify the appropriate starting point for you to enhance your skill in using educational software tools. The structure, number, and timing of each session we will offer will be determined and forwarded to you based on analysis of the aggregate results of the assessment.

Please use the following guidelines to evaluate your readiness in terms of the five broad categories identified below:
  1. general technical readiness (5 elements)
  2. knowledge of content creation and basic blackboard functions (5 elements)
  3. comfort level with essential Blackboard teaching tools (11 elements)
  4. using the blackboard grade center (6 elements)
  5. familiarity with online course design and structure (7 elements)

Assessment of proficiency with ancillary tools that facilitate online course development will allow us to design and deliver an appropriate number of sessions around those tools.

Interpreting Results

Based on the table given below, you can identify options for support in each category that will provide most benefit to you. For example, 3 or more "novice" responses in category #2: knowledge of content creation and basic blackboard functions, suggests that you would benefit from a session that covers these foundations; 4 or more "intermediate" or "proficient" responses suggests that you would benefit from a session that conveys information on blackboard teaching tools.  

If you would like to consult with a designer on interpreting your self assessment, please contact Ronan O'Beirne at the Center for Teaching & Learning.

# of responses / Readiness area:

1

2

3

4

5

Novice: Can benefit from a workshop in this topic area

 3 or more

 3 or more

 5 or more

 3 or more

 4 or more

Intermediate: Would benefit from a more advanced session on topics related to this area

 4 or more

 4 or more

 7 or more

 5 or more

 5 or more

Proficient: Can help shape the content of an advanced session that will enhance delivery and/or learning in this topic area

 5 or more

 5 or more

 9 or more

 6 or more

 6 or more


Novice: I am not sure how to do this task

Intermediate: I have done this before, but might need some help repeating it

Proficient: I can perform this task without any assistance