Presentation on theme: "Online Assignment Submission, Allocation, Marking, Moderation and Return in Blackboard - A Fresh Approach Michael Garner, Griffith University Professor."— Presentation transcript:
Online Assignment Submission, Allocation, Marking, Moderation and Return in Blackboard - A Fresh Approach Michael Garner, Griffith University Professor Stephen Colbran, University of New England www.remarkspdf.com
The University Griffith University Blackboard Academic Suite 8 –Moving to 9.1 in 2012 OUA provider –courses in online only mode 5 Campuses
The Context All courses have a presence in Blackboard Currently 4 Assignment types as well as paper-based submission –Native e-submission –Remote Assignment Printing –SafeAssign –Manual submission Blended Learning Strategy aimed at increasing the baseline of technology use in courses Supporting a larger project to develop consensus moderation practices to support comprehensive Quality Assurance of Assessment standards Reviewing the 3 online assignment tools and looking for a more integrated approach Responding to student feedback around easier submission and faster return of feedback
The Pilot 2 stage roll-out Stage 1 –Familiarity with the RemarksPDF tool –Expectations around e-Submission, marking and return –Evaluate viability of seamless LMS integration Stage 2 –Ongoing familiarity with advanced features of RemarksPDF –Seamless Integration with LMS Outcomes so far Enthusiasm from academic staff about the –range of marking tools available in the software –students in receiving timely and meaningful feedback. Positive feedback from students around the time to get the feedback and quality/amount. Issues so far: Limited LMS integration (ie. Involves multiple steps) – corrected in Stage 2 SafeAssign: Whilst there are workarounds, unable at this stage to extract assignments submitted via SafeAssign
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