Sessions which explore the use of technology to implement and enhance assessment and feedback
|Blackboard Grade Centre
This 90 minute hands on session covers the main features of the Blackboard Grade Centre. Participants will work with columns that have been generated by the more commonly used assessment tools and columns that have been created manually to enable electronic feedback and grades to be administered. Participants will learn how the Weighted Total column can be used to provide indicative grades and how to deal with unwanted columns that may have been copied into the Blackboard shell from previous years.
Blackboard Tests and Surveys
Online tests and surveys can enable both formative and summative assessment opportunities that can be ‘machine marked’ with instant feedback being delivered to students. They can also provide an online platform for administering traditionally paper-based and blended assessment modes. This session will provide an overview of how tests and surveys can be used in Blackboard.
Electronic Feedback in Turnitin
This one-hour show and tell session will consider the different modes of providing feedback using TurnItIn’s feedback Studio. Participants will learn how to work with the various tools that are available within TurnItIn and consider the appropriateness of each approach, a blend of approaches, and the other options that are available to colleagues at DMU. This session does not include the use of rubrics and grading forms (electronic marking grids).
Introduction to Turnitin
This one-hour show and tell session will firstly cover the creation of a Turnitin submission link in Blackboard and the settings that need to be considered when creating submission links. The session will show the student submission process and how to work with the Originality report and the electronic feedback tools that are available in Turnitin’s Feedback Studio.
Rubrics and Grading forms in Turnitin
This one-hour show and tell session will demonstrate how to create and work with Rubrics and Grading Forms using Turnitin’s Feedback Studio. It will cover the teaching and learning considerations when deployed such tools and the main difference between a Rubric and a Grading Form will be highlighted. Participants will learn how to integrate Turnitins other electronic feedback tools into the Rubric or Grading Form in order to provide structured feedback using a variety of modes.