TEL guide for course planning teams published

Members of the TEL team and Assessment Journey Programme have recently compiled a resource to assist course planning teams in ensuring effective use of technology for learning, teaching and assessment during revalidation. The ‘Design with Online in Mind‘ leaflet provides information about key considerations related to the use of technology and links to other resources…

Hiding grades from students – best practice

We recommend that you hide grades from students during the marking process. This means that when you upload grades and feedback to a student that they can’t immediately see their results. This helps facilitate second marking practices, where grades and feedback may get adjusted before they are given to students. Also when marks and feedback…

Reminder: hide grades from students during marking

We recommend you hide the Grade Centre column from students during the marking process.  This means that when you upload grades and feedback to a student that they can’t immediately see their results. This helps facilitate second marking practices, where grades and feedback may get adjusted before they are given to students. Also when marks and feedback are…

Staff development on demand – online assessment and feedback

A range of staff development sessions around online assessment and feedback took place during October and covered the following topics: Blackboard Assignments & Grade Centre Blackboard Assignments & Feedback Rubrics Turnitin for automatic referencing feedback Some of these sessions were delivered online via Blackboard Collaborate, and these recordings are now available to access from the…

Blackboard Workshops for October 2012

The following staff development sessions around online assessment and feedback are available to book throughout October: Blackboard Assignments & Feedback Rubrics. Learn how setting Assignments and using Feedback Rubrics in your Blackboard site can enable efficient and effective assignment management and feedback online. Click the link to book: Wednesday 17 October 2012, 11:00-12:30, Owen 332,…

Turnitin maintenance – Saturday 16 June 2012, 15:00-19:00

The Turnitin service may be unavailable during a scheduled maintenance period on Saturday 16 June 2012, from 15:00 to 19:00 UK time. During this time, it may not be possible to make submissions to Turnitin, nor view existing submissions and originality reports. If you do have any Turnitin assignments with a due date set during…

Reflections on TEL sessions at Assessment Week

Stuart Hepplestone facilitated a number of sessions during the Assessment Week (30 April – 3 May 2012). These development sessions examined good practice for integrating assessment and feedback in the curriculum through the use of technology: Using e-learning technologies to facilitate effective feedback practices [presentation] Participants worked in small groups to identify the appropriate use…