June 29 – July 1
Long Beach, CA

Leveraging CMS tools to support proficiency based grading in online science classes

All Audiences

Proficiency based grading is a powerful tool for building equity and ensuring that students achieve mastery of course learning outcomes. This talk will share how proficiency based grading has been used in an Introductory Physical Geography lab science class, and how the CMS tools can be leveraged to create a transparent, equitable, high touch teaching environment that gives students ownership of their grade. The talk will also discuss how CMS tools can reduce instructor workload, while creating a course with authentic engagement with course outcomes and overall increased retention and success.

Session Outcomes:

  • Describe how course and unit level outcomes can be applied to create a transparent and equitable teaching environment that builds a deep level of understanding of the course material.
  • Demonstrate how CMS tools can be leveraged to create a high-touch, high engagement virtual learning environment that reduces instructor workload.
  • Discuss how applying CMS tools in a proficiency based grading environment can empower students to take ownership of their class grade and their learning.
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