Assessment and feedback

Peer assessment with uGrade – FLIE workshops

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What is uGrade? uGrade is BU’s name for a 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 group work against set criteria. How does… Read more » about Peer assessment with uGrade – FLIE workshops

Assessment and Feedback masterclasses continuing

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Join Anne Quinney and Dai Hounsell, Visiting Professor in FLIE, as they continue their masterclasses linked to the theme of Assessment and Feedback.  Join them online on the dates below to find out more, share your own experiences and ask any questions. Effective Feedback – Wednesday 26th May 1-2pm Are there secrets to successful feedback?… Read more » about Assessment and Feedback masterclasses continuing

Brightspace online quiz tool – FAQs

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Are you thinking about using online quizzes for assessment? Using the Brightspace quiz tool can bring several benefits, such as reducing the administrative burden, reaching large cohorts, and providing some basic analytics around question and response statistics. Here we answer some of the frequently asked questions around online quizzes to help get you started. Creating… Read more » about Brightspace online quiz tool – FAQs

Assessment and Feedback Masterclasses

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FLIE will be running a series of three Masterclasses linked to the theme of Assessment and Feedback. Join Anne Quinney and Dai Hounsell, Visiting Professor in FLIE, on the following dates and times: Wednesday 28th April 1-2 pm – Peer Assessment Wednesday 26th May 1-2 pm – Effective Feedback Wednesday 23d June 1-2 pm –… Read more » about Assessment and Feedback Masterclasses

New guidance for the quiz tool now available

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We’ve recently updated our guidance for quizzes in the Brightspace Staff Resources area. Over the past year there has been a significant uptake in the use of this tool as well as several improvements to the platform so in response we have re-written the guidance for quizzes to cover common use cases and queries and… Read more » about New guidance for the quiz tool now available

MUSE is on the way

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What is MUSE? The Mid-Unit Student Evaluation (MUSE) is a survey designed to encourage students to reflect on their progress to date and feed back on their learning experience, including views on any summative or formative feedback received during their current unit. This information enables tutors to incorporate any necessary enhancements moving forward, therefore adding… Read more » about MUSE is on the way

Preparing for Curriculum Design

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Effective assessment and feedback is underpinned by sound curriculum design. Some programme teams may have participated in LEAP (Learning Excellence Acceleration Programme) workshops on curriculum design led by staff from the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL), the forerunner of FLIE and will be familiar with some of the pedagogic building blocks of curriculum design… Read more » about Preparing for Curriculum Design

Generic Assessment Criteria – new QAA guidance.

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The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, the QAA, has issued new guidance on degree outcome descriptions for Level 6. https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/annex-d-outcome-classification-descriptions-for-fheq-level-6-and-fqheis-level-10-degrees.pdf?sfvrsn=824c981_10 At BU, the Centre for Fusion Learning, Innovation and Excellence (FLIE) and Academic Quality are reviewing the wording of the current BU Generic Assessment Criteria to ensure they are in alignment with this new… Read more » about Generic Assessment Criteria – new QAA guidance.

Effective feedback

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At BU we have adopted the principle of assessment for learning and this is explicit in academic policy documents, particularly policies 6f (Generic Assessment Criteria Procedure) and 6c (Principles of Assessment Design). Providing feedback on assignments in such a way that it contributes to learning, in addition to justifying or confirming the mark or grade,… Read more » about Effective feedback