OHIO instructors: Imagine never having to grade an Excel assignment again while your students learn more

Published: November 23, 2022 Author: Staff reports

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment invites those using or planning Excel assignments to attend a Dec. 8 workshop on Scoreboard, a program that with the touch of a button instantly converts any Excel assignment into a real-time, self-grading assessment.

Scoreboard has improved learning for thousands of students at OHIO and other universities. The program provides progressive real-time feedback, highlighting the most serious errors first and giving students a chance to fix them. It also incorporates honesty controls.

Best of all it is free for faculty and students. Implementing Scoreboard can increase efficiency and student learning for any discipline that uses Excel. 

Upon completing this session participants will be able to:

  • Instantly convert an Excel assignment into a real-time self-grading assessment
  • Choose appropriate options for intelligent feedback and point distribution
  • Effortlessly record grades
  • Incorporate advanced honesty controls

Scoreboard benefits include:

  • Instant authoring
  • Auto grading
  • Auto tutoring
  • Auto security
  • Fun
  • No fees
  • No intermediaries
  • No delays
  • No websites
  • No student macros
  • No student add-ins

The Scoreboard software and practice files will be provided at the session. Participants may also bring their own Excel files to convert. Attendees should bring a Mac or Windows laptop installed with Office 365 (or Office 2021). Office 365 is available for free from the University. Please get in touch with the Bobcat Depot before the session if you need help installing Office 365. 

Due to the interactive nature of the session, it will not be streamed or recorded. The session will run from 1 to 4 p.m.

Raymond Frost, professor of analytics and information systems, will lead the session. He will be joined by co-developer Maddi Raisch from the Honors Tutorial College. Also assisting will be experienced Scoreboard users Scott Wright from the finance department and Ellen Gordon from the AIS Department. Frost is an award-winning faculty member with the College of Business, having been recognized with the Presidential Teaching Award and the University Professor Teaching Award. He also co-facilitates CTLA’s Bruning Teaching Academy.

To register for the workshop, please go to this webpage.