Please note: This TEL handbook is currently work in progress and not the finished article.
This should be thought of as a “quick guide”. It is far from exhaustive in terms of all the possible assessment types but does deal with the most commonly used types at Aston.
If you are selecting a tool based upon the submission type/format this decision chart below should help.
If you are selecting a tool based on the feedback type/format that you would like to use the chart below should help.
|Single Overall Comment||YES||YES|
However, students cannot download an annotated version of the submission.
|Digital Ink||NO||Download the submitted file and annotate using your chosen annotation software and hardware. Reattach file as feedback.|
|Audio||Record audio in Turnitin but limited to 3mins. Very easy & quick.||An audio file of any length can be attached as feedback. Requires you to record audio outside of Blackboard in “other” software and then export and upload to BB.|
|Video/screencasts||NO||A video file can be attached as feedback. Requires you to record video outside of Blackboard in “other” software and then export and upload to BB/Kaltura/Panopto|
|Ability to see student engagement with feedback||YES||NO|
|Feedback on none submitted assessment||Possible by submitting a feedback document “on behalf” of the student.||Via a manually created grade centre column.|