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Suggestions for naming Assessments

  • When naming Assessments, you may find it helpful to adopt a particular naming schema, or a naming strategy may have been implemented for your organisation. Examples of such schemas might be the addition of names, dates, class names or codes, campuses, rooms or other details in specific places in the Assessment name.
  • Remember that you may not be the only person viewing the Assessment you create, and also that the Learners themselves will be able to see the title of the Assessment. Try to use an Assessment name that will make sense to other people and the Learners, and avoid using any terms or descriptions that could be confusing or inadvertently cause offence.
  • Make sure that your name makes sense over time. For example, if you are creating an Assessment for the students attending Woodwork 101, and you name it Woodwork 101, remember that, if there are going to be five intakes to this class every year, you will soon have a lot of Assessments with the same name.
  • Avoid names that are likely to be repeated, or are so vague that they don't convey any useful information, such as My Assessment, Test, Reading Assessment, or Maths 1. However, be careful not to go too far in the other direction. An Assessment named Numeracy for Woodwork 101 - Intake 1 - February 2, 2010 - John Smith - Room 432.2 - Part 1 might be useful in certain circumstances, but might cause your list of Assessments to become confusing and difficult to read if used over a period of several years.
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