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Effectively and Efficiently Assess Written work Remotely

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2020 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

A common difficulty encountered teaching online math courses is the instructor’s ability to effectively and efficiently assess student’s written work. In this session, we will share how incorporating weekly written homework and reflections helps students develop meta-cognitive skills related to their learning. This talk will also feature a tool, Gradescope, which allows instructors to assess and grade students’ handwritten exams during remote learning. Prior to remote learning, these exams were proctored in person and submitted on paper. We will provide practical tips and strategies for you to use these tools and techniques in your online or remote classes.


Sara Clark

Senior Instructor I/Academic Advisor, Oregon State University
Sara Clark is a Senior Mathematics Instructor and Academic Advisor at Oregon State University. She has held various instructor and course-development positions at Oregon State University, Oregon State University’s Ecampus and Linn-Benton Community College over the last 20 years.  She has taught a wide variety of undergraduate courses, ranging from developmental math to vector calculus.  She worked as part of the team which redesigned OSU’s College Algebra and Pre-College Algebra courses as part of the APLU grant project.

Katy Dumelle

Math Instructor, Oregon State University
Katy Dumelle is a math instructor at Oregon State University. Katy primarily teaches introductory-level math courses, including College Algebra, and specializes in active learning in online classes. She has been involved in several course redesigns, including a team redesign of College Algebra as part of APLU’s Personalized Learning Consortium to add adaptive courseware and active learning. This effort increased student experience and success rates in one of the most-failed courses at OSU and across the nation.