When Purdue University faculty asked for assistance in composing feedback messages to students, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) developed PassNote, a feedback tool that integrates good practice into the process of providing formative assessments. PassNote gives faculty customizable feedback prompts (snippets) and lets them connect students with information and links to services such as tutoring,Supplemental Instruction, library resources, technology tools, and workshops. PassNote "message starters" are often incomplete, allowing instructors to include course-specific information such as office hours and departmental resources.


This article was first published on EDUCAUSE Review on September 15, 2014 and can be found at: http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/passnote-feedback-tool-improving-student-success. © 2014 Bethany Croton, James E. Willis III, and Jason Fish. The text of this EDUCAUSE Review online article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No derivative works 4.0 license.


communications, student success, faculty, collaborative technologies, student engagement and interaction, student learning support, teaching and learning

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