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eAssessment survival guide for students

If you read one thing before taking your next online assessment, read this: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/vle/students/assess/eassessment/

We cover the common pitfalls of eAssessment and what to do if things go wrong.

Staff: If you have online assessment in your VLE module, encourage your students to read the guide by adding the link.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the IT Helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, via the online contact form, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

Test tool improvements

What’s new?

Negative marking: Discourage random guessing by using negative marking. The option is available for multiple choice, multiple answer and matching questions. You add a negative percentage to answers as relevant; there is also the option to decide whether a question has a base score of 0 for multiple answer questions.

Test re-grade: No longer will you need to manually regrade tests if an error was made during set up! If an error is made in the scoring of a test e.g. a question was set to achieve 10 marks when it should have been 5, changing the score in the test canvas will now update all scores for completed tests accordingly.

Deployment exceptions: When you deploy a test in your module for students to take, you will have the option to create exceptions for certain users or groups. So if you have a student who needs an extra attempt this is now possible. Other exceptions include different availability dates and removal of Force Completion. All results will be stored together in one Grade Centre column.

Analysis of questions: The VLE will collate information to help assess a question’s ability to discriminate between students who understand the material and those who do not, highlighting which questions need to be reviewed in a test. A summary is available as well as detailed information per question.

How do I find out more?

Read our test tool guide. If you need help or more information, contact us via the ISS Helpdesk.

VLE test tools recommended for formative and low stakes summative use

Following a review of Questionmark Perception (QMP) use at Leeds, a decision has been made to remove QMP from formative and low stakes summative use. This has been ratified by the Blended Learning & Learning Technology Innovations Group (BLLTIG).

The use of QMP will be limited to high stakes summative and invigilated assessments.

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eAssessment survival guide for students

If you read one thing before taking your next online assessment, read this: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/vle/eassessment/

We cover the common pitfalls of eAssessment and what to do if things go wrong.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the ISS helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk

Questionmark issue – deploying multiple instances of the same assessment

We have identified an issue when deploying the same assessment in the VLE across multiple modules/organisations which results in the wrong group (module/organisation) data being recorded.

This is likely to be an issue if you are deploying a survey in several modules where students are enrolled on more than one of those modules. It is possible that the data captured by Questionmark may be recorded as coming from the wrong group (module).

A workaround is to make a copy of the assessment in authoring manager, renaming it and then deploying a separate instance per module. Detailed instructions on how to do this can be found on the Questionmark support website.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the ISS helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.