Monthly Archives: March 2016

Examsoft: Strength & Opportunity Reports

Compared to traditional paper testing, Examsoft offers an engaging resource for faculty to share assessment information with students following exams. Feedback received from students via the Examsoft Experience Survey (disseminated by the Office of Assessment) after the Fall 2015 semester demonstrated that 78% of respondents from the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences were interested in receiving more individualized reports on their performance. Use of the Strength & Opportunity Report can impact student learning as it provides exam takers with a visual aid to identify areas of strength and areas of concern following an assessment.  Reviewing the Strength & Opportunity Report can help a student prioritize studying as they can gauge their performance broken down by category.                EXAMSOFT_S+O_Report

Faculty in the College has the option to share the Strength & Opportunity Report with every student in the course by posting it directly to their Examsoft Portals after each assessment. Others have also used it during one-on-one student meetings to offer other strategies for improvement. Resources, such as the Strength & Opportunity Report, are encouraged as it enhances student engagement and can help meet the ultimate goal of improving student performance.

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Tracking Clicks Through bitly

With our PharmD Self-Study report now complete and transparency of the utmost importance, we have opened the final report up to all of our stakeholders. Students, alumni and preceptors were sent the final report via DropBox, attached to a bitly link (the Dean sent the report directly to the College’s faculty). Bitly is a web-based link management platform that allows users to shorten URLs for easier sharing of web-based information. A very nice feature of bitly is the ability to track the number of clicks a specific link has received. Within the first two hours, we saw that over 275 clicks of the PharmD Self-Study had been made via bitly! This is an exciting tracking method that has allowed us to confirm that our outreach initiatives are actually reaching our audience. We intend to continue utilizing this type of tracking in the future, as we work toward ever-increasing transparency.

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