Helpsheets and videos to support remote assessment
You may wish to explore methods or techniques to extend your teaching remotely. Below, you will find a list of helpsheets and videos to best support online assessments using Blackboard, Turnitin and Panopto.
Supporting Online Assessment
Please note: Turnitin should be used for text-based assignments (documents/essays/etc.). Images may be included within documents submitted to Turnitin, but for assignments that are audio, video, or image based; either Blackboard assignments, Panopto assignments, or Large file submissions are available – Please see below for details.
New: Walkthrough of the TCA process with Kevin Jacques (College of Science, Director of Academic Quality and Standards)
Part 1: Introduction: Video
Part 2: Setting up on Blackboard: Video
Part 3: Setting your TCA: Video
Part 4: Creating a Turnitin upload area: Video
Part 5: Adjusting for Learning Support Plans (LSP): Video
Video and audio submissions via Panopto on Blackboard
Support on running assessments where students submit video content via Panopto and Blackboard. (Mp3’s and audio should be treated the same as video). Uploading student video submissions to Blackboard is NOT encouraged due to potential negative impact on Blackboard that may occur as a result. Please follow the advice below instead.
Presentations and Posters for Assessment
Support on advice for running presentation and poster assessments with students.
Scanning documents for submission
The Grade Centre in Blackboard
Support on advice on managing the grade centre for assessment, marking and feedback.
Online Assignment With Wikis, Journals and Blogs
Online Assignment Submission with TurnItIn
Support on running assessments, marking and providing feedback using Turnitin.
To support the delivery of assessments remotely. Simultaneous large scale Bb Quizzes may cause the system to slow-down. Please discuss with your Digital Education Developer first if you want to use quizzes for assessment purposes.
Note: To manage load on Bb during this unprecedented period, we are strongly discouraging the use of question pools and randomisation, as these can be demanding on Bb resource.
NEW: Additional Support Resources
Remote Exams and Assessments (student facing) | Web
Library Support for SFAs
The Library has created an easy to use suite of material to support your students with SFAs during the alternative online assessment period. These include ebook collections and help with exam skills.
As modules will be taking differing approaches to referencing requirements, we have not included the Referencing Guides on the page. We have however included links to them here, should you wish to recommend them to students.
Please make contact with your Academic Subject Librarian if you have specific resources the students will need access to for the Short Format Assignments.
N.B. As you may know, we will not be supporting students with enquiries in the run up to and during the TCAs as these are exam condition assessments.
The Copyright Licence for HE has been relaxed during the pandemic. Changes are as follows:
• You can now make a copy from a book you own, even if the Library doesn’t have a copy, however anthologies, plays and poetry are specifically excluded. Content uploaded under this special provision will be removed once these emergency terms no longer apply.
• The maximum extract you can copy from a book is increased to 30% or 3 chapters (whichever is the greater).
• The amendments apply where no digital edition is available through our normal purchasing channels.
• The changes to licence terms are effective to 30 June 2020 or when the university re-opens, whichever is sooner. After that date the copying limit will revert back down to 10%.
• Further detailed information can be found at https://cla.co.uk/he-covid19
Any digitised readings that are made available to students still need to be requested via the relevant module’s Talis Aspire reading list. More information on how to do this is available on the Support for Academic Staff Library guide. Alternatively, contact your Academic Subject Librarian for assistance.