How do assessments work in MOOCs?


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MOOCs typically use two methods to assess students, auto-graded quizzes and peer-graded assignments.

The auto-graded quizzes are usually multiple choice questions which are automatically graded. They often allow several attempts and are a good opportunity to self-monitor your understanding and progress, allowing you to review any concepts you may be unclear about.

The peer-graded assignments are more open-ended assessments where students are required to mark fellow-students’ work using set marking criteria provided by the course instructors.

See our guide for more information: Guide - Assessment in MOOCs