Designing Quality Multiple Choice Questions (Poorvu Center for Teaching & Learning, Yale University) –This brief article reviews ways to ensure multiple choice questions are accurate and reliable measures of student achievement.
Designing Better Quizzes (Faculty Focus) – This comprehensive report covers a myriad of quiz-related topics: quizzes to promote discussion, motivate learning, pros and cons of ungraded quizzes, assessment in a flipped classroom, and more.
Keys to Designing Effective Writing & Research Assignments (Faculty Focus, The Teaching Professor) – This collection of articles covers writing-related topics such as writing papers in chunks, designing assignments to minimize cyber cheating, and giving low-stakes writing to facilitate learning.
Make a Better Writing Assignment by Design – (by Travis Grandy, Inside Higher Ed) – Help students become better writers by scaffolding writing assignments, and having clear, detailed expectations.
What Are We Doing and Why? Transparent Assignment Design Benefits Students and Faculty Alike – (by Kasey Christopher, The Flourishing Academic) – From the perspective of a biologist, Christopher describes her experience discovering how increasing the clarity of her assignments resulted in fewer student questions and improved student work.
Designing Effective Online Assignments (by Todd Gilman, Chronicle of Higher Education) – Gilman discusses how enabling students to learn independently is key to a successful online course.
Inclusive Assessment: Equal or Equitable? (by Donna M. Qualters, Teaching@Tufts) – A brief article discussing approaches to ensuring assessments are equitable and student-centered.
MIT Open Courseware (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) – MIT offers an extensive listing of free online course materials, including assignments by discipline/course.