I am glad to hear that much of what I am already doing is necessary to evaluate student learning and ensure that learning has occurred. I teach in both online and face-to-face environments and highly utilize feedback that I receive from a student's evaluation of the course.
I have learned that highly engaged students are essential for the teaching environment, regardless of synchronous versus asynchronous environments. I do alot of asking the students to refelct on what they have learned and experienced and share that in a collaborative way.
I'll continue to use feedback on assessments as a way to help them understand if they are getting important concepts.