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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

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.


Topics

Assessment design | Managing assessments |

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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


Topics

Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

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Inspiring digital creativity through assessment

Dr Paul Brennan

Published 06 Sep 2017 • 17 min read

Dr Paul Brennan of Cardiff University's School of Medicine presents at the Centre for Education Innovation's 2017 Learning & Teaching Conference on the subject of 'Inspiring digital creativity through assessment'.


Topics

Ways of learning | Assessment design | Managing assessments |

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Successful deployment of lecture capture and e-assessment: case study

Dr Annabel Cartwright

Published 16 Aug 2017 • 18 mins read

Dr Annabel Cartwright of Cardiff University's School of Physics & Astronomy presents at the Centre for Education Innovation's 2017 Learning & Teaching Conference on the subject of 'Successful deployment of lecture capture & e-assessment'


Topics

Flipping the classroom | Small group teaching | Large group teaching | Delivering lectures | Managing assessments |

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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.


Topics

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.


Topics

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

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Cardiff Resources

Individual Exam Marks Analysis

Natalie Forde-Leaves

Published 04 May 2017 • 5 mins read

A factsheet on how the Business School has been providing students with individualised exam feedback


Topics

Managing assessments

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Examination feedback in larger groups

Natalie Forde-Leaves

Published 22 Jun 2017 • 22 mins read

In this presentation, Natalie Forde-Leaves examines how Cardiff Business School provides examination feedback to larger groups.


Topics

Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

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Students' expectations of examination feedback

Dr Neil Harris

Published 23 Jun 2017 • 5 mins read

In this presentation, Dr Neil Harris describes the outcomes of his CEI Education Innovation Fund project examining students' expectations of examination feedback.


Topics

Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

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Providing effective cohort feedback on examinations

Dr Neil Harris

Published 22 Jun 2017 • 16mins read

In this presentation, Dr Neil Harris examines effective ways of providing cohort feedback on examinations.


Topics

Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

1 recommendations

The use of examinations as a form of assessment

Andy Lloyd

Published 23 Jun 2017 • 29 mins read

In this video, Andy Lloyd examines the use of examinations as a form of assessment at Cardiff University.


Topics

Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

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External Resources

JISC Why do students plagiarise?

JISC

Published 20 Apr 2017 • 5 mins read

This resource looks at the reasons why students might plagiarise.


Topics

Managing assessments

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HEA Addressing Plagiarism

The Higher Education Academy

Published 20 Apr 2017 • 15 mins read

This resource focuses on how institutions and teachers can teach international students about how to avoid plagiarism, ensure they have the necessary skills to avoid it, and deal fairly with cases amongst international students when they do occur.


Topics

Managing assessments

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Assessing group work - an external resource

Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne

Published 04 May 2017 • 30 mins read

This external resource from the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne, gives a useful summary on how to assess group work.


Topics

Managing assessments

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A marked improvement: transforming assessment in higher education HEA

Various authors, see resource for details

Published 20 Apr 2017 • 30 mins read

This publication has been developed by a group of experts in the field of higher education to provide a strong rationale for transforming assessment in higher education.


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Managing assessments

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