The Electronic Management of Assessment Programme has been created to deliver the University's long-term vision for online assessment. The programme has 3 core objectives:
- To enable a consistently good student assessment experience.
- To provide an improved and supported assessment experience for staff.
- To reduce the administrative burden of assessment for the University.
What this means for students:
For students, EMA is looking to enable a consistently good student assessment experience. This means:
- Working towards moving the majority of assessment submission, feedback and grading online.
- Enabling the development of a student feedback dashboard.
- Enabling the potential for increased analytics to support learning.
Student Mark Screen:
A new screen is now available for all undergraduate students on the RISIS portal, giving you access to an online summary of all summative assessment marks during the course of the year. Until now, students have only been given an overall mark for a module at the end of each year, but with this new screen you will also be able to see the breakdown of how the overall mark was achieved. This includes marks for essays, presentations, tests/quizzes, and exams.
To view the new screen, visit the RISIS portal and click Information > Programme and modules. Please note that this will only show marks for the 2017/18 academic year onwards and will not show earlier marks.
Please note, the students marks screen will be available for Postgraduate Taught and Foundation students during Autumn 2018.
For an overview and explanation of the new screen, click here for our short video.
eSubmission, Feedback & Grading- Changes in 2018/19:
Work has now commenced across the University to look at ways that we can ensure students have a consistently good experience when submitting assessments and receiving feedback. For some students this may mean that the way in which they submit their work will change during 2018/19. Many students, however, will already be used to submitting their work online, and they will not experience any changes.
A lot of our work will focus on putting in place processes that enable online feedback, where possible. Your school will communicate with you during the Autumn Term to advise you of any changes that you can expect.
The majority of schools and assessments will move to eSubmission, feedback and grading during the 18/19 academic year.
Need help with eSubmission, feedback or grading?
Go to the Support for Students tab on Blackboard.
Want to learn more about EMA?
Visit the EMA website.
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