In 2015, working with the Print Shop, the Assessment Journey Programme launched a Print to Mark service to support academic staff making the transition to online management of assessment by providing printed assignments for marking purposes, prior to electronic feedback being provided online.
This service will continue to be made available after the Assessment Journey Programme ends, however, there will be some changes for 2017/18 following the implementation of new software by the Print Shop.
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Over the past few months, the Assessment Journey Programme team has been working with a number of key stakeholders across the University to define and test a business contingency process that will be implemented in the event of system downtime.
The agreed process will ensure that there is a consistent approach should Blackboard be unavailable for the submission of student work or the marking or provision of feedback by academic staff.
Details on the agreed process can be found in Assessment Essentials.
Click on the YouTube playlist (below) to access a series of video guides created specifically to help your students with online assessment/ feedback. You can embed these within your Blackboard sites for easy access or simply provide a link to a specific video. The ‘How do I submit work to Blackboard’ video is already embedded within the students’ My Grades section.
Google Keep is an on-the-go note taking application. It allows you to capture information in a variety of ways, including through audio, photographs, note taking and making lists. You can also set up location based reminders, time reminders and share your notes with other users.
Google are moving from Classic Sites to new Sites. Even though this is quite a while away we would like to keep you in the loop.
A new solution has been integrated with Blackboard which will allow students and staff to upload media files (currently up to 2GB in size), such as video assignments and video/ audio feedback.
We have created an example Module Site to demonstrate best practise in adhering to the Threshold Standards.
- Included in the site is a video explaining how you can meet the Threshold Standards.
- You copy example text over to your own sites, and modify to suit your needs.
- Or simply have a scroll through.