Inline Marking Pilot a great success for the Politics Subject Group

Inline marking and feedback pilot a success

Following the introduction of online submission, marking and feedback, the Politics Subject Group has seen a significant increase in both assessment and feedback NSS scores and overall satisfaction scores.

In January 2014, the subject group introduced Crocodoc, inline grading software provided by Blackboard, as a way to improve and standardise the quality of the feedback experience for students and the marking experience for staff.   Dr Andy Price, Head of Politics, told us that “Crocodoc has made it easier to access, mark and moderate scripts and has allowed good quality, targeted feedback for students through annotations”.

Andy went on to say “The success of the Politics online pilot is clear.  2015 NSS results show the scores for feedback and assessment have jumped from 67% to 88% and overall satisfaction scores for the subject group have increased from 79% to 96% in the same time period”.  Andy puts this down to “close collaboration, team effort and good planning in the use of Crocodoc, a software that makes it much easier to produce meaningful, tailored feedback”.

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Other significant increases in student satisfaction for the subject group include:

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Students have also commented on the new online approach saying,  “more extensive feedback such as annotations are really helpful because students can see exactly which parts of the assignment are strong and what needs a bit of work.”

A case study outlining how the subject group put Crocodoc into practice is available on the Assessment Journey Blog along with a range of other informative case studies.

Read the full Inline Marking case study.

Assessment Design and Delivery framework – gathering your feedback!

Earlier this month the team attended the Assessment Exchange 2015 to showcase the Assessment Design and Delivery Framework, a web resource that will provide a ‘one stop shop’ for academics on assessment guidance, resources and policy from November 2015.  Our ‘show and tell sessions’ gave academics the opportunity to provide valuable feedback about the look and feel of the new framework (see images below), and to discuss online assessment tools such as feedback rubrics, screencasting, inline marking and voice recognition software.

It was a busy but successful day – we answered a wide range of questions from colleagues across the University.  One academic from D&S commented “I feel reassured about the Assessment Journey Programme now. I don’t need to panic do I!”

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We will be providing more opportunities for staff to give feedback and test some of the tools for online marking and feedback.  Subscribe to the blog to be kept up to date via email.  For more information and to subscribe to the Assessment Journey Programme newsletter, please visit the staff intranet pages.

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Come and join us at the Assessment Journey Programme information sessions being held as part of the Assessment Exchange on 15 September

We will be in Howard 5426 throughout the day.

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Colleagues will be sharing their academic practice and technical know-how around online tools for managing assessment.   Have a go at Speech recognition software; Inline marking; Feedback rubrics, Screencasting and lots more in our show and tell drop-in sessions throughout the day. We will also be displaying our progress with the development of the Assessment Design and Delivery Framework web resource that will provide a ‘one stop shop’ for academics on assessment guidance, resources and policy from November 2015. We look forward to seeing you there!

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