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1 XMarks XMarks team Andy Collington Aaran Cudbard-Bell Paolo Oprandi, Carol Shergold John Williams Project Manager Amy Walker us

2 XMarks background - the portal Staff use the portal to enter marks and to progress assessments through the Exams System Students use the portal to view their marks and overall Course and Programme results A shot from our portal showing the assessments for a given course - data from enterprise database. Contributory or non-contributory

3 Online assessment activities

4 Whats the problem? Tutor sets up a new activity to provide formative feedback, e.g. MCQ Details of this activity and its marks are only visible in the LMS, but students are used to seeing all their activities and marks in the portal Tutor sets up activity to implement a summative assessment, the details of which are already visible in the portal The activity is visible in both the portal and the LMS, although crucial details such as the submission deadline may differ as it has been created twice. Marks are only visible in the LMS, until the tutor re-keys them into the portal

5 Whats the problem? Potential for confusion and inaccuracies in the presentation of assessment and marks data to students Duplication of effort by staff

6 Two silos Enrolment data? Marks data? Assessment data?

7 How MINTED helped Enrolment data Marks data? Assessment data?

8 Where XMarks comes in Enrolment data Marks data Assessment data

9 And it could be more complicated.. Multiple sources of assessment A student record system A learning management system/VLE Web service providing on-line assessments via a particular external provider such as a text book publisher Web service providing a peer review tool etc

10 Background assumptions Summative assessments defined when course is initially created or reviewed there exists a system such as a student records system that can be identified as the parent system for all assessments marks need to end up in the parent system to allow overall course result to be calculated Institution? Department? Course? Formative assessments can be created spontaneously at course or teaching group level there is no one source or parent for them

11 Use cases for student

12 Use cases for tutor

13 Implications Summative assessments the key task is to match assessments created on non-originator system with the id of the originator/parent assessment record we always know where the master record is Formative assessments the task may be to match existing assessment records between pairs of systems the task may be to create an assessment record for one system based on a record originating from another system we may not have a master record

14 An information model for XMarks Ask the audience

15 Questions/comments?


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