Alternative evaluation instruments can be used in a variety of ways in teaching. Whether classical, with paper and pencil, or orally; they can also be used if the course is too small for a standardized course evaluation.
Whether it is a survey of the students' prior knowledge or interim feedback, these methods are particularly helpful as formative evaluation instruments that focus on a specific subject.
In addition to the traditional assessment alternatives presented, there are a number of digital evaluation tools that are suitable for online and classroom teaching. These tools can be used in a variety of ways, for example, to query prior knowledge or to activate students when an opinion or fact check is to be created jointly. The results are immediately available and can then be discussed in the course.