Tag: Assessment

Submitting assignments to the upgraded Turnitin Assignment

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Audience: City University students and staff Are you preparing to submit an assignment on Moodle for the first time this academic year? Over the summer, the Turnitin assignment in Moodle was upgraded. This means that there is an improved workflow for submitting assignments – meaning less tabs for you to navigate and the ability to…Continue Reading Submitting assignments to the upgraded Turnitin Assignment

External Examiners Moodle 2.6 Guidance

Audience: City University staff & External Examiners External Examiners – Guidance updated for Moodle 2.6 External Examiners play an important part in maintaining high, nationally comparable, standards for programmes at City. To help enhance our programmes and observe fair practice in the assessment of students’ academic performance, staff from outside the institution may be asked…Continue Reading External Examiners Moodle 2.6 Guidance

Quiz Improvements in Moodle 2.6

Audience: City University staff. This blog post explores the new features of the Quiz activity in Moodle. Quiz autosave There is a new auto-save facility on the Quiz which will be especially useful for students working on longer essay questions or when students experience a connection problem when taking a Quiz that would previously have…Continue Reading Quiz Improvements in Moodle 2.6

Assignment Improvements in Moodle 2.6

Audience: City University staff This blog post will look at some of the improvements in the Assignment and Turnitin activities in Moodle 2.6. Moodle Assignment Improvements Assignment resubmission If you require students to resubmit an assignment following a fail at first attempt you will be find the improvements in assignment resubmission useful. When grading the…Continue Reading Assignment Improvements in Moodle 2.6

Showcasing excellent teaching and learning at Cass Business School

On 7th May 2014, the Cass Business School held its fourth annual Teaching and Learning Showcase. Themed on excellence in teaching and learning, it featured inspiring talks from Cass lecturers, as well as colleagues from other Schools at City University London. The showcase was jointly organised by key members of the Cass Teaching and Learning…Continue Reading Showcasing excellent teaching and learning at Cass Business School

Online Assignment Preparations

Audience: City University Academic and Course Office Staff Are your students submitting assignments at the end of Spring Term? Then read on for some tips on preparing for online assignment submissions. Assignment information Have you provided relevant instructions to students to help them to complete the assignment? O’Reilly and Kelly (2008, p.240) outline 8 elements…Continue Reading Online Assignment Preparations

Learning Analytics

I recently participated in a  ELESIG symposium on Learner Analytics. An extended introduction of learning analytics and its uses both for educators and learners has already been covered by my fellow colleagues in his previous post. This symposium enabled delegates to adopt a critical stance to the ways in which the analytics was managed and…Continue Reading Learning Analytics

Moodle 2: Ideas for Innovative Assignments

Our educational technology team have identified a number of tools that can be used to help build innovative assessments in your modules. These can be seen in the diagram below. For more ideas, visit our website link here. Tool Available from Types of assessment City Blogs is a service for staff and students to bloAg…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Ideas for Innovative Assignments

Its a cut and paste job.

One of the more challenging aspects of our work as educators is how we develop students understanding of plagiarism. At the beginning of the year, you may have felt that you have appropriately outlined your expectations to your students in terms of plagiarism. You may even have called in the expert librarians to help run…Continue Reading Its a cut and paste job.

Blogs for Learning and Teaching: More then just a passing phase

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Over the last few years, you may have found yourself subscribing to various blogs. These tend to provide bite sized information on areas that interest you. For instance our educational vignettes(created by the Learning Development Centre) enables the dissemination of case studies, reviews, and guidance on learning and teaching in general. However you may have…Continue Reading Blogs for Learning and Teaching: More then just a passing phase