We’ve been talking to colleagues at BU who are using digital tools in their teaching and have put together some updated guidance to share their good practice. In this blog, we’re focusing on uGrade.
Our Good Practice guide to using uGrade includes top tips, announcement text and example assessments provided by academic members of staff who use this tool for self and peer assessment in their teaching. You can easily create your own uGrade assessments using these shared examples.
What is uGrade?
uGrade is BU’s self and peer assessment tool. It allows groups of students to mark each other’s (and their own) participation in group work against set criteria. uGrade will then calculate grades for each student based on the marks they have given each other, which can then be automatically used as a weighting on the overall grade awarded by the tutor for a groups’ project.
For example, if a group project is given 70% overall by the tutor, then the students that were considered to have worked well on the project by the other group members will get over 70%, and those who were considered to have contributed less will get below 70%.
Good practice with uGrade
If you’re completely new to uGrade, there’s lots of guidance available on the Brightspace Staff Resources page, including step-by-step guidance on how to set it up and what the student experience looks like.
Or you can hop straight to our Good Practice guide – Good Practice with uGrade
If you require any further help or advice on using uGrade, contact your Faculty Learning Technologist.