What is in the Assessments tab at Pima?


  • The Assessments tab provides quick access to three kinds of course learning sections within D2L Brightspace: Assignments, Discussions and Quizzes. Through the Assessment tab, you can also view available rubrics and visit the Grades section to view all current grades and instructor feedback.

  • The Assessments tab may NOT link to all learning activities assigned by your instructor. For example, other activities may include embedded Playposits, Video Assignments or collaborative Google Docs within the Content Modules of your course. Many instructors include various learning activities that are not listed in Assignments, Discussions or Quizzes. To be certain you are completing the correct activities, review your course syllabus and the weekly modules within the Content tab.

  • Read below for further information.

The PCC "Assessment" Tab

Learning Activities within Assessments Tab

Discussions is a collaboration area to post, read and reply to threads that have a specific topic. Each student creates their own thread to respond to the topic and then can reply and read other threads. Your instructors will use this tool for a graded collaborative activity or to offer a platform to ask questions or add comments about the class.

Assignments enables you to submit assignments for your class(es) through D2L. Simply upload your assignment to the appropriate folder. Make sure you review the directions for each activity before you submit.

The Quizzes tool is used to deliver online assessments such as tests and quizzes. As with the quizzes in a regular classroom environment, the quizzes in D2L give you the opportunity to gauge your understanding of course content and receive feedback from your instructor.

Resources within Assessments Tab

Use the Grades tools to review instructor feedback on course learning activities and your current grade.

Rubrics are used to assess your achievement on course activities (assignments and discussions), based on predefined achievement levels and assessment criteria. Rubrics are often used in graded activities to help you understand what is expected when completing them.