Idea to Feature: Boost Your Teaching Assessments with Rich Media

December 3, 2013 Peter Baron

Back in October, we put out a call on the blog asking schools to sign up for an Early Adopter Program (EAP) for onCampus’ new Assessments feature.

Less than two months later and with teachers at more than 20 schools using Assessments, we’re thrilled to hear the early reviews:

“I’m really loving these online assessments. I’m using them almost every day in class now. It’s a great way to reinforce topics that I need to have the kids know, and it’s pretty easy to have them take the same quiz multiple times.”
– Jake Spirek, Alma Heights Christian Schools

Great feedback, no doubt, but the true reason for the EAP is to hear your ideas on how we can improve Assessments before we make it widely available. And to that end, your input has been invaluable.

In fact, one particular piece of feedback has already made its way into the feature — embedding media into an Assessment.

In today’s Idea to Feature, Jackie Christensen, Product Owner for onCampus, shares how teachers can not only embed media from third party sites like Youtube, but they can upload images to their Assessments as well. And, later in the month, we’ll expand their list of options to include audio files.

About the Author

Peter Baron

Peter Baron is the Chief Member Relations Officer at the Enrollment Management Association. Prior to joining EMA, Peter served as a senior product marketing manager, for Blackbaud K-12. Peter is the founder of edSocialMedia, a community-driven site dedicated to exploring the role of social media in education. He regularly contributes to various online communities and education conferences like NAIS, CASE/NAIS & SSATB to explain the importance of providing modern, user-friendly experiences for school constituents. Peter also serves as a trustee for Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School and is an Executive Committee member of TABS’ North American Boarding School Initiative.

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