This session aims to support participants in making effective use of the available tools and technologies for online assessment. The workshop will consider approaches to managing assessment for students studying online and explore key design challenges in terms of academic integrity, student engagement, quality of feedback, marking and moderation, as well as student attainment.
Please contact Chris Wilson if you have questions about the session and would like further information.
Self access recording
The live webinar session ran in June and July, but a recording is available on the ALTO Blackboard course, along with other self-access resources
Participants will be able to:
- Critically appraise key design challenges for managing assessment online
- Apply key design principles in redesigning an assessment
- Select and apply relevant tools and technologies with confidence and dexterity
How to access the ALTO Blackboard
The session will take place online in a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra webinar; to access this please:
Log into Blackboard at https://vle.aston.ac.uk
ideally using the Google Chrome or Safari browsers. Note that Internet Explorer will not work.
Find the course Active Learning Teaching Online in the My Courses list on the right of your Welcome Page – it is a University or Staff level course.
If you really can’t find the course in your list, please see this help page.
Self-access recordings: select the menu item Designing effective online assessments and follow the instructions.
Live webinars: click its title to open the course and then select Webinars from its navigation menu. Then select the session Designing effective online assessments to enter the webinar.
Please join the webinar 5 minutes early as they will start on time.
If you have not used Collaborate Ultra before, we invite you to join us in the ALTO webinar for a practice and orientation session 30 minutes before the advertised start time. We also recommend you watch this 2-minute ‘getting started’ video beforehand. You will need speakers or headphones to hear, and a microphone so you can speak to colleagues during the group-work that is a central part of this session. You do not need a webcam, although it would be great if you do have one.
Thursday 11th June 11am – 1pm
Monday 15th June 16th 4pm – 6pm
Wednesday 24th June 2pm – 4pm
Thursday 2nd July 3pm – 5pm
Tuesday 14th July 1pm – 3pm
How to book
Attendance is limited to 120 for practical reasons, so please book your place through the staff portal.
A step-by-step guide to booking for a session is available; we recommmend you search for ‘ALTO’ to quickly locate relevant sessions.