- The existing examination paper that was to be delivered in the Semester 2 examination period
- A Summer resit paper from a previous academic year
- An alternative examination paper of similar format and duration that covers similar intended learning outcomes (ILOs)
- Online examinations – allowed only where this is standard practice already: no exam marks are to be returned
For further details of the approved formats for this formative assessment, refer to this document, signed off on 15th April 2020: FSE_Semester_2_Formative_Assessment_2020_Final_V3
We have compiled some handy guides for you to help you set up and mark exams for this semester.
- A matrix to help you decide which assessment method to use
- Setting up and marking assignments in Blackboard
- Setting up and marking assignments in Turnitin
- Marking assignments offline (Tii App)
- Converting an existing rubric to a rubric without marks
- Using Blackboard tests for formative assessment
- Giving audio feedback
- Setting video assignments in Blackboard
When preparing your Exam for Summer 2020 it is recommended that you remove any indication of marking scheme on your exam paper before upload (e.g. Mark allocation per question). If you are running an online exam then you should amend each question so it carries zero marks – this can be done in a single operation.
All exams will be purely formative but in order for feedback to be saved when using the some online tools a numerical value must be entered for the feedback to be saved. FSE Teaching College have provided the following suggestion:
- Enter a value of 1 for a submission that has been marked
- Enter a value of 0 for a submission where you have been unable to mark all or parts of the submission (with details of why the submission hasn’t been marked in the feedback – this is in anticipation of students uploading scans of handwritten documents of varying quality!).
If you choose to adopt the above rubric you should communicate this coding to your students in the submission details.