Learning Technology

Category: e-assessment

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Word counts and Turnitin

January 22nd, 2019 at 08:01

We are often asked about Turnitin Word counts. Turnitin states that they use a word counting algorithm very similar to that of Microsoft Word but not identical.   Turnitin does not count the words in text boxes, footnotes, and end-notes since these are not included by default.  For example, if the whole paper (e.g., a form) [...]

Working online more comfortably #2: What can you do if you’re struggling to read text on the screen?

January 18th, 2019 at 10:01

We spend an increasing amount of time looking at screens and there is an expectation that processes that were previously carried out on paper will be transferred online in the future.  Many people struggle to read text on screen for prolonged periods of time for various reasons and this can become a serious issue. Even [...]

How to delete a QuickMark from a set (Turnitin Feedback Studio)

December 4th, 2018 at 02:12

Sometimes you can end up with a number of QuickMarks in the set you normally use that have become too cumbersome and you want to slim them down. The first thing I would do is to create your own QuickMark set, rather than using the pre-created ones. You can duplicate the original set and then [...]

Writing questions for quizzes in Moodle and Rogo

September 13th, 2018 at 07:09

Writing questions, such as multiple choice questions, for quizzes and tests, isn’t always easy. I like to try out quizzes sometimes and see if I can score well just by knowing how the questions work. It’s amazing how many online courses, MOOCs etc. I could have passed by gaming the quizzes… Pitfalls to avoid Try [...]

Choosing between Moodle and Turnitin Assignments

July 25th, 2018 at 11:07

Here are a series of infographics to help decide which type of assignment is best for a particular piece of coursework.  For more information contact your Faculty Learning Technology Consultant who’ll be happy to help with both general principles or a specific situation: Arts: Sally Hanford Engineering: Claire Chambers Medicine & Health Sciences: Anne Rockcliffe [...]

Examples of Peer Review questions. #Rogō

June 14th, 2018 at 08:06

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

May 16th, 2018 at 09:05

Neither Moodle nor Turnitin goes very far in technically enabling double marking, second marking, moderation, sampling, etc., let alone 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 are then compared and an agreed final mark and [...]

Update your Turnitin iPad app!

March 20th, 2018 at 09:03

If you use the Turnitin Feedback Studio app for online marking, please ensure you are on the latest version. This can be found for free in the App Store. Turnitin have updated the way in which you add classes/modules from Moodle to the iPad app. The app no longer uses an access code: modules are [...]

Formatting assignment submissions for Turnitin assignments

February 8th, 2018 at 11:02

We recommend that students submit PDFs to Turnitin assignments rather than Word or any other format. This is recommended UNLESS module convenors specifically request students submit in Word, PowerPoint or another format. During processing Turnitin converts documents to PDF. This can (rarely) cause changes to formatting, such as number of pages, or the presence of [...]

Students: How to download your assignment feedback

December 1st, 2017 at 11:12

We regularly get requests from students to access feedback on coursework from previous years.  Reasons can include needing evidence to write an application for a further degree, or having secured a job where they have a use for the information. The University recommends that students dowload your feedback as soon as you get it, and [...]