Rethink and enhance assessment with digital technologies on the Facilitating and Assessing Learners' Digital Competencies online course

The third module, Facilitating and Assessing Learners' Digital Competencies, focuses on usage of digital technologies and strategies to enhance assessment by enabling learners to use digital technologies creatively and responsibly for information, communication, content creation, well-being and problem solving.

Facilitating and Assessing Learners' Digital Competencies (5 ECTS) is the 3rd module of the Digitally Competent Educators short learning programme. It enhances your ability to use digital technologies to incorporate learning activities, assignments and assessments, which require learners to adapt new digital competences required in diverse learning needs.

Module 3 Online Course

  • Next online course: 15 November 2023 – 24 January 2024
  • Registration open: 1 August – 19 November 2023

This online course is suitable for anyone with Bachelor level knowledge of education.

During the 10-week period, you will study both independently and with the other course participants on the Moodle learning platform. Participants are required to have basic ICT skills in order to work online. Guidance and support is provided during the course. All the course materials are available throughout the course.

The course includes group work with a flexible timetable, and each week there is an assignment on the week’s topic. Participants are expected to attend the course regularly.

General info

  • Course code: KOTES360
  • Study credits: 5 ECTS
  • Workload: ca. 135 hours
  • EQF level: 7
  • Assesment scale: 0–5
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor level knowledge in education
  • Study fee: €75


The link above is only active during the registration period (1 August 2023 – 19 November 2023).

Please note: Registration requires a valid passport or an EU identity card. If you have a Finnish bank ID, you can register via the OMA service.

Registration for this course is binding.
JYU Open cancellation policy

Course content of Module 3

Week 1 - Introduction
Week 2 - Selecting digital assessment strategies
Week 3 - Evidence of progress
Week 4 & 5 - From feedback to planning
Week 6 - Information and media literacy
Week 7 - Creating, Reusing and communicating
Week 8 - My e-portfolio
Peer Assessment

The course is developed and implemented jointly by the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and Universidade Aberta (Portugal). For further information, please contact our study services at

How will I benefit from this course?

  • You will know how to work in digital environments safely and responsibly and evaluate the credibility and reliability of sources of data, information and digital content.
  • You will be able to design and implement learning activities that generate data for various digital assessment formats and also analyse and interpret evidence of learners’ activity and progress.
  • You can facilitate feedback and assess & adapt your teaching strategies with a help of digital technologies and enable diverse learners to identify areas of improvement.
Facilitating and Assessing Learners' Digital Competencies

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