Specifying (course design)
Setting (module level)
Submitting / Sitting
Marking / Feedback
Reflecting / Reviewing
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This theme covers course assessment design, relevant at the point of course review and, or course approval or validation, together with inclusive practice and modification.
This theme covers the setting of assessment tasks, feedback approaches and assessment criteria, relevant when detailed assessment and re-assessment tasks are being written.
This theme provides guidance to staff around inclusivity, equality and diversity together with advice around equipment and training associated with online practice.
This theme covers information around the submission of assessment tasks (including portfolios), originality checking and the protocols for sitting exams.
This theme covers guidance on the options available for marking and providing feedback online as well as alternative methods for offline practice.
This theme covers guidance around how marks are recorded in the Blackboard Grade Centre for all assessment tasks.
This theme covers guidance around the entering and release of provisional marks and feedback to students within the required timescales.
This theme covers guidance around the assessment board process for board chairs, members and external examiners.
This theme provides guidance on reviewing assessment through the annual review process which operates at module and course level.
The framework for staff has been designed to assist in the effective design and delivery of assessment to students. It includes tools and resources to support assessment for learning and guidance on feedback and marking.
The model has been based on the Manchester Metropolitan University Assessment Lifecycle and through discussions with JISC EMA project.
This online approach is increasingly being adopted by a range of other HEIs across the sector, using technology across the assessment lifecycle to support the electronic submission of assignments, as well as marking and feedback. Many universities and colleges are seeing benefits and cost savings from using technology to support and to streamline these processes.