Assignments vs. Tests, what's the difference?

Discussion created by brad.evans on Aug 30, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 4, 2017 by evemanning

Hello, Educators! I'm interested in hearing your thoughts and opinions about assignments, tests, and assessment in general. If anyone would like to speak in person, please let me know and we'll get some time scheduled this week. If you'd rather just reply here, that would be great, too!


  1. Independent of an LMS, do you think of assignments and tests as two separate things? How so?
  2. Outside of Learn, how do you differentiate between assignments and tests, if you differentiate between them at all?
  3. Would you find it useful to include multiple choice questions as part of an assignment where a student will submit a file attachment?
  4. How valuable is plagiarism detection on test essay or short answer questions?