Making it easier to mark online

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Carol, Alison and Alice  have been out and about in each School during February to demonstrate the use of double screens, laptop + PC screen and Turnitin App for the IPad so that staff could try them out to see if this equipment could help them when marking online.  The ability to have coursework on one screen and the marking criteria, grade centre or rubric on another was very popular with staff.

The solutions to promote the ergonomic use of this equipment,  such as the cricket bat stand below let staff see how they can maintain good posture when using mobile devices.  Health issues such as muscular skeletal problems may not be apparent now, but they creep up on you over time.  Don’t wait until you have a problem before you adopt the correct posture when working at your PC or mobile device.

The Electronic Management of Assessment Steering Group, chaired by Susan Campbell (Registrar) are currently reviewing the feedback they have received from staff re their equipment preferences.  if you want to see the equipment options available and record your requirements, drop into Room 2526 on the 11th of March at the Teaching & Learning Enhancement Open Lunch when there will be another chance to try out equipment and place your order!

Cricket bat IPad/Laptop stand.
IPad/Laptop stand.

Electronic Management of Assessment – Equipment Roadshow

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The Electronic Management of Assessment Steering Group would like feedback from staff regarding how they are finding online marking and feedback,  whether they need more support and if they have found that they need additional equipment to make the process more efficient.

TELS are planning to demonstrate the following equipment when using online grading and feedback technologies.  Our Health and Safety Officer and Occupational Health Advisor will also attend to advise staff on correct posture when working with mobile devices.

  • 1 PC with two screens
  • 1 laptop connected to a full size screen with separate keyboard and mouse
  • iPad with Turnitin App

There are 4 dates planned in different areas of the university.   Each event will be held between 11:30am and 2:30pm .  Staff can attend the session most convenient to them.

  • AMG – 30th January – Admin Area in White Space.
  • SHS – 5th February – Room 5531
  • DBS – 12th February – Room 3010
  • SET – 13th February –  SET  Social Space, SET office, level 4

Staff will be asked to complete a questionnaire to find out how they feel about their experiences so far, support needs and additional equipment requirements.

We look forward to seeing you there.