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Teaching Tools: Assessment

Assessment tools provide a means of determining the success of student learning and effectiveness of the instruction. The Learn more… links will lead you to more information including tool instructional uses, examples, how to get started, and additional resources.

Canvas (Instructure)/Online@UT

Canvas is the online learning management system at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Online@UT is the university-branded name. Canvas assessment options include Assignments, graded Discussions, Quizzes, and Rubrics.

Learn more at Online@UT (Canvas) Resources for Faculty.

Exam Scanning and Scoring (Akindi Assessment)

Use Akindi Assessment, available in Canvas, to create and grade multiple-choice exams for in-person or hybrid classes.

Learn more about Akindi Assessment.

Quiz and Question Importing (Akindi Importer)

Use the Akindi Importer to automatically detect and convert your Microsoft Word questions, then import to Canvas to create assessments.

Learn more about Akindi Importer.

Online Proctoring (Proctorio)

Proctorio is an automated remote proctoring service that integrates with Canvas to help protect the academic integrity of test-takers.

Learn more about Proctorio.


Qualtrics is a powerful and flexible web survey tool that can be used to collect and analyze student feedback with the purpose of formative assessment of an online course and program.

Learn more about Qualtrics.