- If students submit an electronic copy of their work, use the comments facility in WORD and e-mail the annotated version back to the student.
- In response to student complaints about the lack of punctuality in getting feedback and also the variability in the type/quality of feedback from different staff, the School of Psychology has moved to an electronic based system. Students submit all coursework electronically through QOL. Individualised feedback sheets with student number and name are automatically generated by the office staff for each piece of coursework. These are then uploaded into individual tutor/marker folders on SharePoint. Staff mark the work on screen using the Review function in Word adding in comments as appropriate. A summary of comments is transcribed onto the feedback sheet and the coursework with all comments is pasted in afterwards to create a feedback document. This is uploaded back onto SharePoint where the office staff perform a mail merge which automatically emails the feedback documents to each individual student at the same time. This allows all students to get their feedback punctually, within two weeks and it also gives Year Tutors and the Director of Education a way of checking feedback quality. In general this system has worked well with students reacting favourably to the system of receiving electronic feedback.
The system was designed and constructed in the School of Psychology using MS Office. If you would like any further information about this system please contact Prof. Cathy Craig in the School.
- If students submit work to Turnitin2, it is possible to use the GradeMark facility to comment on the student work. This uses statement banks. Contact CED to confirm you School’s interest.
- Dr Phil Denton, LJMU School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, has produced Electronic Feedback Software which uses MS Word and Excel. This software is free.
Please note, that you will initially need to spend some time before marking setting up statement banks and assessment criteria etc if you use either the Turnitin2 or the Electronic Feedback Software.