Feedback is important to student progress. Formative assessments allow the student to adjust or improve their learning progress, but take valuable time. This paper describes how using available LMS tools can assist faculty in assessing student work and provide helpful feedback to students. The research measures the results of formative assessments on students’ grades. The tools available for faculty to use can be set up to save time for the faculty during assessments. Students have the opportunity for multiple attempts at assignments and receive feedback on each to help measure their learning. The rubric tool was used to not only grade student papers but also to provide appropriate feedback for student performance on the levels of achievement. Quizzes can be automatically graded. Results from this study show the benefits of multiple attempts at quizzes and written assignments. Future research is discussed to help further this pedagogical approach.


Assessment Student assessment Learning management systems LMS Rubric Alignment 


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  1. 1.University of AkronAkronUSA

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