When creating an assessment, we answer the question, "What are we testing?"
Assessments usually describe the outcomes or the pedagogical approach.
Example: The outcome that this assessment aims to measure is--if a student can effectively summarize argumentative texts, frame quotations, and clearly distinguish one's opinions from others' views while avoiding plagiarism.
Example: This assessment aims to measure CLO # 2, which observes grammar, logic, and the main elements of an argument.
Activity is the assignment used to collect data.
The question we ask ourselves when describing an activity is--
How am I testing my students? Or What test am I using to measure the outcome I expect from my students?
Example: Quizzes, term papers, projects, portfolios, performances etc.
How does "assessment" appear in eLumen?
Once again, our main page in eLumen, or the "Courses" page, displays the name and description of the activity, and not the name and description of the assessment.
So, where can I find my assessment?
You'll find your assessment by clicking on "Find Assessment." The latest assessment will be at the bottom of the page.
You can also get to your assessments by clicking on the "SLOs & Assessments" bar and then by clicking on the "assessments" tab.