Learning Technology

Tag: assessment

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How do exams start in TouchStone?

May 4th, 2011 at 08:05

TouchStone exams run through the ‘Exam Desktop’ which prevents students from accessing applications other than their TouchStone exam. There is a standard exam login that all students use to access the ‘Exam Desktop’ and this is followed by a second login where students use their normal University username and password. TouchStone will then find the [...]

Avoid unintentionally locking questions

February 9th, 2011 at 08:02

If you open a question in TouchStone for editing but do not make any changes you should use the Close button to exit the question editor. If you use the ‘Back’ button in the browser you will be taken out of the question editor window but the question will remain locked for an hour. While [...]

Assessment Practice Project – ESCAPE

January 16th, 2011 at 09:01

The ESCAPE (Effecting Sustainable Change in Assessment Practice and Experience) Project offers a collection of helpful resources about assessment. The project aimed to develop assessment for learning activities to enhance the assessment experience for learners and staff. It worked with the University of Hertfordshire’s Business School and School of Life Sciences. As well as the project [...]

How can a student get more than 100% in a test?

November 25th, 2010 at 09:11

When reviewing the results of a student test, I saw that one student had got over 100%.  Is this a super intelligent student or was TouchStone being very generous? Looking at the stored data for the paper it could be seen that questions had been removed from the paper after the paper had been made [...]

What happens if there is a power cut in an online exam?

November 22nd, 2010 at 08:11

I have seen papers that have all questions on one screen which could result in the loss of all student responses. If you organise your paper well you can reduce the amount of data that could potentially be lost if there is a major technical failure. Exam papers should be split across a number of [...]

Using images in TouchStone questions

November 21st, 2010 at 10:11

Images can be used to show information or can be an essential part of a question such as the image hotspot and labelling question types.  When using images, you need to consider the physical size of the image (how it will appear on screen) as well as the file size.  The graphic below shows the [...]

Help! I’ve lost my question

November 19th, 2010 at 01:11

There have been a few new TouchStone users that have reported mysterious disappearances of questions.  In fact when the same users are shown how to search for a question, they see that they are saved in the question bank. Why did they think that the questions had vanished? When you create a new question you [...]

TouchStone at the e-Learning community (Nov 2010)

November 9th, 2010 at 09:11

The e-learning community meetings for 2010-11 got off to a flying start last week with a series of presentations on the new centrally supported e-assessment tool Touchstone . For those of you who couldn’t make it the videos are below: Overview by Dr Simon Wilkinson Simon provided an overview of the University recommended e-assessment tool, [...]