By the end of Module Two, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge about best practices of engagement, assessment, and differentiation online.

Overview of Tasks

  1. Watch Instructional Videos
  2. Read the required articles
  3. Participate in the Discussion for Module 2
  4. Take the Module 2 Quiz

2.1 | Watch Instructional Videos

Watch all lecture videos associated with Module Two.

The Module Two study guide is aligned to these videos.

Video 1: What is Active Learning? (Bloom’s Taxonomy)

If the video will not play, click here http://youtu.be/iIT9QTFrMlE.

Self-check: Module 2 Video 1 Quiz (5 Questions)

Video 2: Culturally Relevant Teaching

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Self-check: Module 2 Video 2 Quiz (3 Questions)

Video 3: Designing Engaging Assessments

If the video will not play, click here http://youtu.be/5Z8s3_kyOSw.

Self-check: Module 2 Video 3 Quiz (5 Qs)

Video 4: Exceptional Learners in the Online Environment

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Self-check: Module 2 Video 4 Quiz (2Qs)

Watch these additional videos on engagement, assessment, and differentiation:

2.2 | Module 2 Study Guide

Download, Use, and Save the Module-Two-Study-Guide

Download, Use, and Save the Module-Two-Study-Guide to keep track of what you’ve learned in this module. You will need it to study for your mid-course quiz in Module 4.

  1. What is Active Learning?
  2. Which instructional practices align with active learning?
  3. True or False: Bloom’s Taxonomy organizes learning activities according to nine different categories.
  4. True or False: Comprehending is the highest of the six levels of Bloom’s 1956 taxonomy.
  5. The six levels of the 2001 revised Bloom’s taxonomy are:
  6. True or False: In order for students to learn new knowledge, they need to be able to connect it to something they already know. They need it to be relevant to their own life experiences and their own understanding of the world.
  7. _______________ is when the teacher serves as a bridge between the student’s home life and the school curriculum.
  8. What is Culturally relevant teaching?
  9. What are the three main kinds of educational assessment?
  10. True or False: Types of assessments can correlate to levels of learning in Bloom’s taxonomy.
  11. What tools are great for grading and feedback and can be given to students before they begin assignments to help with self-checks and progress monitoring?
  12. True or False: Assessments and grading criteria should ALIGN to instructional objectives.
  13. True or False: Blended and online environments should limit assessments to multiple choice computer-grade assessments.
  14. What type of student can be considered an “exceptional learner”?
  15. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is based on these three basic rules:

2.3 | Required Readings

Read the following articles:

2.4 | Discussion

Participate in the Module Two Discussion:


How are you currently using engaging assessments in your classroom?

How might you translate these assessments and activities to the online environment, or make new activities?


2.5 | Quiz (15 Questions)

Complete the Module Two Quiz.

You will have 60 minutes to complete the quiz. You will be given 2 attempts. The highest score of the two will be recorded.

Your Score:  

Your Ranking: