Support for the management of bunching of assessment tasks

As the process of assessment data validation is now taking place we thought it timely to remind staff of the Task Clustering by Course report to support the management of bunching of assessment tasks. The report has been developed to draw on data from SITS and is designed to allow course teams to check submission dates for all modules on a course and where relevant, consider the impact on other courses of a change to an assessment date.

Guidance on how to use the report is available in Assessment Essentials.

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Support for the management of bunching of assessment tasks

At the start of the Assessment Journey Programme we consulted staff about their reporting requirements in relation to assessment and feedback, and we are currently developing a suite of reports to meet these needs.

We are pleased to announce the release of a Task Clustering by Course report to support the management of bunching of assessment tasks. The report draws on data from Assessment Scheduler and is designed to allow course teams to check submission dates for all modules on a course and where relevant, consider the impact on other courses of a change to an assessment date.

Guidance on how to use the report is available in Assessment Essentials.

We’d value your feedback – please contact us at ! Assessment Journey Programme

Launch of ‘Print to Mark’ Service

The University is working towards a position in which students will, where possible, submit work electronically and then receive their feedback electronically. This will result in substantial benefits for students. However, it is acknowledged that this will be a change in practice for some academic members of staff. To support this transition, a ‘print to mark’ service will be offered to allow for marking of physical assignments, prior to staff providing electronic feedback online.

The Assessment Journey Programme has been working with the Print Shop to develop this ‘print to mark’ service. As part of this service, printed assignments will be delivered next day to your local Helpdesk.

This ‘print to mark’ service will be available from 3rd November for any academic staff who are supporting online submission via Blackboard this year and want a printed copy for marking purposes. To use the service, a zip file of the submissions must be downloaded from Blackboard and sent to the Print Shop for printing via http://go.shu.ac.uk/printtomark.

Please read the guidance on how to use this service for full instructions. We will also be holding a number of drop-in sessions to demonstrate the system. Full details on the sessions will follow.

In semester 2, the ‘print to mark’ service will be further developed by adding an easier to use interface. Further details on this will follow later this month.