Online marking at scale - implementation and reflections

"Implementing Online Marking at Scale: the Goldilocks Approach." Duncan Greenhill, Web resources development officer, College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology and Alan Cann, Senior lecturer, Department of Biology, University of Leicester

Presented at the Focus On: Assessment and Feedback day on Friday 1 May 2015.

Recording

https://youtu.be/BqxaMCxG84M (14 minutes)

Summary

Duncan described how online marking using GradeMark was implemented in the School of Biological Sciences, then Alan gave feedback from the academic's point of view. GradeMark was used to mark the work of over 300 1st year students in semester one. There were remarkably few problems with GradeMark itself, with both staff and students adapting well to the change. The difficulties were the integration with other university systems such as SITS, and how to share feedback with personal tutors.  Key factors in the success of the implementation were linking the change to online marking with a redesign of the first year modules and leadership from the head of learning and teaching

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