Welcome to Semester 1, 2021! As you start working with Brightspace again, you may notice some new features and changes to the look and feel of our virtual learning environment. Some of the resources and guidance pages have been redesigned to make it easier to find the advice or information that you are looking for. … Read more » about What’s New for 2021
Assessment and feedback
On 27 August we are releasing an update to the assignment experience which brings several improvements to the tool, including a cleaner layout of the marking screen. This will apply for the the marking of large/multiple file submissions and for feedback on presentations, practicals and portfolios etc… There will be no changes to marking or… Read more » about New Assignment Marking Experience in Brightspace
The revised version of the Generic Assessment Criteria (ARPP 6f) was approved at Senate in June for implementation in the academic year 2021-22. When you populate your new units in Brightspace you will find a place in the Assessment section where the appropriate level of the criteria, from Level 0/3 to Level 7, can be… Read more » about Making the new Generic Assessment Criteria available to students.
Planning for the next academic year will include deciding on the types of assessments you will set in the units you are responsible for. Whilst many adjustments were made as a result of the impact on teaching and learning of the pandemic there are some constraints on the types of assessments that can be set…. Read more » about Thinking about setting exams? What does the policy say?
Dr Anne Quinney and Dai Hounsell, Visiting Professor in FLIE, recently delivered a series of masterclasses linked to the theme of Assessment and Feedback. The three sessions focused on: Peer Assessment Effective Feedback and Designing Assessments. If you didn’t manage to make any of the sessions, you can catch up with the recordings from the… Read more » about Assessment & Feedback masterclasses – slides and recordings
An updated version of the Generic Assessment Criteria (GAC) has been approved by Senate, effective from the start of the next academic year (2021-2). This was an opportunity to refresh the Generic Assessment Criteria (ARPP 6f ), 5 years since it was last extensively updated, in order to more closely align with recent Quality Assurance… Read more » about Updated Generic Assessment Criteria approved
Are there secrets to designing effective assessments? Join Anne Quinney and Dai Hounsell, Visiting Professor in FLIE, for the final Assessment and Feedback Masterclass in this series. Designing assessments – Wednesday 23rd June 1-2pm Join us to find out more and to share your experiences of designing assessments and ask any questions. How do I join?… Read more » about Assessment and Feedback Masterclass – Designing Assessments
This month’s Assessment & Feedback Masterclass, the second in a series of three, looked at some principles and strategies for effective feedback. Dai Hounsell, Visiting Professor, and Anne Quinney from FLIE, discussed themes raised by the participants – including flipping feedback; helping students to recognise the range of feedback opportunities (assessment literacy); and two-stage exams…. Read more » about Report on the 2nd Masterclass with Dai Hounsell and Anne Quinney
Did you miss our recent workshops on uGrade? uGrade is BU’s name for our online peer and self-assessment system called WebPA, a product of Loughborough University and the University of Hull. uGrade is open source, locally hosted and integrated with Brightspace. It allows groups of students to mark each other’s (and their own) participation in… Read more » about Self and Peer Assessment with uGrade – workshop resources
Join Anne Quinney and Dai Hounsell, Visiting Professor in FLIE, as they continue their masterclasses linked to the theme of Assessment and Feedback. The next masterclass will focus on effective feedback. Join them online next week to find out more, share your own experiences and ask any questions. Effective Feedback – Wednesday 26th May 1-2pm Are… Read more » about Effective Feedback masterclass 26th May