Assessing Learning



Make use of the eClass assignments tool that is especially useful for large course sections where there are a high number of submissions.

  • Setting Up Assignments  eClass
    Explore advanced settings and grading options for the assignments function including allowing group submissions and controlling the release of grades.
  • Grading Assignments  eClass
    Search our knowledge base for everything you need to know about grading student assignments. From using rubrics, annotating submissions to blind marking, you’ll find it here


Quizzes are excellent ways to assess students' comprehension of course material. Get started with adding one to your course today.

  • Quiz Basics  eClass
    With a wide range of question types, delivery options and formats, discover how to get started with quizzes.
  • Advanced Quiz Construction  eClass
    Get to know everything you can do with eClass quizzes including question setting, using ExamLock and more.
  • Grading Quizzes  eClass
    eClass makes it easy with automatic quiz grading. Learn more about the grading options available.


ePortfolios are great tools to display completed work or act as a reflective capping project at the end of a course.

  • ePortfolio Overview  eClass
    Get started with creating your ePortfolio with help from our video tutorial and detailed knowledge articles.
  • ePortfolio Basics  eClass
    Arrange basic settings for your ePortfolio, create journals, add resumes and interact with groups.
  • Creating ePortfolios  eClass
    Everything you need to create your ePortfolio from editing pages to sharing with colleagues and classmates.
  • Instructor Resources  eClass
    There are a number of practices that instructors can follow to streamline their student's use of ePortfolios.

Online Exams

Look into arranging an online exam for your students’ next assessment. Known to increase comfort, efficiencies, and convenience for instructors as well, online exams are a flexible solution.

  • eClass Exams  eClass
    eClass offers different methods for administered digital exams, including through quizzes or our ExamLock application. Learn more here.
  • SEM and Examlock Troubleshooting and Tips
    The University of Alberta provides technical support for two online proctoring programs, SEM and Examlock. As is true of all technology, technical issues can occur while using these tools.
  • Learning Assessment Centre
    The University’s testing centre provides secure digital exam services that are convenient and comfortable for students, as well as friendly and efficient for instructors.
  • IST Labs & Classrooms
    With a variety of seating sizes and software options available, book space in computer labs and classrooms across the university that accommodate your needs.
  • Registrar’s Office Exam Guidelines for Instructors
    To facilitate delivery, follow the Registrar’s Office’s suggested guidelines for administering exams.

Multiple Choice Exams

Popular for providing reliable and valid measures of achievement in many courses, TSQS users Optimate Mark Reader technology to capture and score responses.