I, Robot: Leveraging Your LMS to Automate Legal Research Assessment Using Regular Expressions and Specialized Testing Modules (F7)

Date/Time: Monday, July 17, 2017: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Coordinator/Moderator/Speaker: Iain Barksdale, University of Alabama School of Law
Speakers: Blakeley Beals, University of Alabama School of Law; Margaret (Meg) Butler, Georgia State University College of Law Library; Taryn Marks, University of Florida Levin College of Law Legal Information Center

Tracks: Information Technology; Teaching

In the current do-more-with-less world, automated evaluation of student assessments can free up staff resources and streamline the assessment process. Often, regular expressions can be an effective way to help automate these student assessments. Using Blackboard and Canvas as examples, presenters will explore, review, and demonstrate various available assessment tools and equip participants with the skills to craft question-and-answer filters for automated scoring using regular expressions. This program will highlight multiple-choice questions, fill-in questions evaluated with regular expressions, and image identification questions. During the program, participants will build simple regular expressions that will be used to identify multiple correct answers within the response to a single question. This program is sponsored by the CS-SIS.

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