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2014-2015 Workshops: Making Finals Fun

Making Finals Fun (Wed. Jan 28)

Co-facilitated by Academic Technology Services and the Library, Making Finals Fun will expose you to test prep games and tools for students, as well as some alternatives to the traditional final exam or final paper. We will also review the latest trends in higher ed testing and discuss some best practices for making your final assessments meaningful.

Final Exam Alternatives

  • Annotated anthology or course reader
  • Collaborative testing (with individual grades)
  • Crib Sheets
  • Demonstrations
  • Fact Sheet
  • Memorandum or briefing
  • Mini Anthology
  • One pager reviews using Glogster (digital poster session w/ peer critique)
  • Op-Ed
  • Open book exams
  • Oral assessments (storytelling, Q&As)
  • Performances
  • Portfolios
  • Poster session (Rubric)
  • Professional presentations
  • Project assessments (individual or collaborative)
  • Reflective paper
  • Series of quizzes (instead of a comprehensive exam)
  • *Student proposed project*
  • Take home exams
  • Trial

Test Prep Tools and Games

Jeopardy Game



Final Exams