More accessible ways to use Turnitin Feedback Studio

 Accessibility can be an issue for both students and staff using Moodle. If you are spending hours studying or marking online, then you want it to be as comfortable as possible.  I’ve been asked by several staff if there’s anything the marking technologies can do to support academics marking who have vision impairment. We’ve collected …

How to download your feedback from assignments

At this time of year students are submitting assignments and exams and, once marked, you’ll then want to view your feedback. We recommend saving off a copy of your feedback for future reference, to plan for future assignments and exams, and to provide evidence for job and further degree course applications. You should do this …

Top ten tips for preparing for online exams

At this time of year, we find students often have questions about exams or assignments, so here are our top tips for coping with the technical aspects of online exam season.  Where are you going to be for the exam? Make sure you’re not in a house full of people watching Netflix etc. If this …

Submitting dissertations and assignments

At dissertation time, we often get questions relating to preparation of documents and submitting online. Here are some of the things you can do to avoid problems previous students have had with submitting dissertations or assignments. Preparing your document, including converting a document to PDF Many dropboxes specify that a PDF must be provided.  Dissertations …

Examples of Peer Review questions in Rogō

When students take part in group work, part of the assessment is often for the students to review one another’s participation in the groups. In Rogō a “Peer Review” paper type is available to support this activity. These consist of Likert scale questions from which students make selections to review selected peers. These can be completed …

Blind double marking with Turnitin

Although much requested as a feature, as yet neither Moodle nor Turnitin goes very far technically in enabling double marking, second marking, moderation, or sampling, and certainly not blind double marking. In most cases, an external document such as a spreadsheet, or two spreadsheets, are still the best way to manage double marking. The two …

Advent calendar #5: Avoiding plagiarism this essay season

“Tis the season to be jolly” for some students but for others it’s the season for taking exams – or submitting coursework. Plagiarism is when a learner takes someone else’s work and tries to pass it off as their own. It might seem like a gift at first, as it might seem easier and quicker …

Advent calendar #3: Have you thought about using Moodle Quiz?

Moodle quiz can help you engage students with different kinds of formative quiz questions. The Learning Technology team have guides to help you set up quizzes and we are also running some new training sessions.   Read on … What? There are many different question types to choose from including basic true/false, multiple choice, multiple selection, …

Double marking in Turnitin Assignments in Moodle, using Feedback Studio

A requirement often mentioned to the Learning Technology Consultants is for two or more markers to work on a student submission. This often includes blind double marking – where not only does the marker not see the student’s name but each marker does not see the other’s marks or feedback until finalised. Neither Moodle nor …

A Summer of Moodle #12: Engaging students with Moodle Quizzes

The Quiz activity in Moodle allows you to design and set quizzes consisting of a large variety of question types, including multiple-choice, true / false, and short answer questions. Moodle questions that you create are kept in the course question bank and can be re-used within courses and between courses. Quizzes can allow multiple attempts. Each attempt …