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Being the middle (wo)man - Designing assessment workflows that make everyone happy... ish

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Being the middle (wo)man - Designing assessment workflows that make everyone happy... ish

  1. 1. Being the middle (wo)manDesigning assessment workflows that make everyone happy… ish Durham Blackboard User Group, January 2013 Adel Gordon University of Northampton
  2. 2. DisclaimerI’m not a Workflows expert
  3. 3. Background• 2 x projects running in parallel – QNIG (QL & NILE Integration Group) – SaGE (Submitting and Grading Electronically)• New sites for 12/13 based on QA templates – As well as: • SaGE across whole Institution • New Blackboard theme • Change of tools (Bb blogs & wikis, Kaltura, EduBlogs…)
  4. 4. Where are we now…• First phase of SaGE up and running• Piloting rubrics (to build grades and give clear criteria)Next phase• Integrate Image source: http://channelnomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Integrate.jpg
  5. 5. Successes • Student submission • Basic level of online marking • Provisional grades & feedback delivered to students online • Initial procedures for second marking and external moderation (but…)
  6. 6. Challenges • Timescales • Training • Grading challenges – Letter Grades/Grading Schemas – Turnitin • Integration (naming conventions of submission areas) • Getting all the information we need!
  7. 7. Who is involved? Admins AcademicsExternals Quality LT Execs Students Systems
  8. 8. Lessons Learned• Too flexible? – Limit to one tool• Student experience – Limit to first year students• Letter grading – a step too far?• Paper processes• Second marking and external moderation
  9. 9. Questions?Adel Gordonadel.gordon@northampton.ac.uk@adelgordon

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