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Managing assessments

About this topic

The resources in this topic support staff with the marking of student assessments, as well as moderation activities that are designed to ensure appropriate marking standards are applied consistently and fairly.

Assessment requires careful management to ensure the quality of our teaching and feedback. It is important that the management of assessment is closely linked to assessment design in order for assessment processes and outputs to be well-aligned.

An additional and important part of managing assessments is preventing unfair practices in assessment, including plagiarism in work submitted for assessment.


Case Studies

Peer review of exemplar work

Dr Andrew Roberts

Published 21 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read

This presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference talks about how peer review of exemplar work allows students to compare their work to that of others and helps them to engage with the assessment criteria. Exemplar review was used as


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Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Designing for distance learners | Engaging with student feedback | Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

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The opportunities of Panopto within the School of Music

Dr Daniel Bickerton

Published 17 Oct 2019 • 19 mins read

Dr Daniel Bickerton of the School of Music describes how he used Panopto within the School of Music to enable students to evaluate their performances following assessments and receive feedback


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Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

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Using Blackboard for formative and summative assessment

Professor Huw Davies

Published 03 Nov 2020 • 6 minutes read

Video case study from Professor Huw Davies from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, talking about the use of Blackboard tests for formative and summative assessment.


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Assessment design | Managing assessments |

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Using online tools for collaborative activities and authentic summative assessments

Karl Luke & Simon Wood

Published 21 Jul 2021 • 4 mins read

This presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference looks at the Medical Education modules at Cardiff University which involve theoretical and practical applications of digital education. This session further explores their experiences of


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Designing for distance learners | Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

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Does it count? Undergraduate engagement with formative mathematics assessment

Dr Matthew Pugh and Dr Robert Wilson

Published 16 Jan 2020 • 12 mins read

In this case study, Dr Matthew Pugh and Dr Robert Wilson discuss the successes and short-comings of changing from a continuous assessment approach to placing greater emphasis on formative exercises in the School of Mathematics.


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Ways of learning | Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

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In this case study, Dr Catherine Gliddon and Dr Kirsten Pugh discuss how they used the three-minute thesis competition format to assess third-year science students.


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Ways of learning | Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

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