Category: Assessment & Feedback

15 common misconceptions about Turnitin

Misconception #1 Turnitin employs legions of writing experts to read and evaluate papers for plagiarism. Reality: Turnitin receives over 200,000 papers daily, and no human reads the papers at Turnitin. All papers are processed by Turnitin’s software, servers and databases.…

How to add users to Form²

This blog will provide instructional information on how to add Users to Form2. Background Within our school, students will be bulk imported at the beginning of the year. Tutors and Admin are added throughout the year. Users within Form2 include:…

Form² – Definition of Groups

This blog will provide instructional information on how to add Groups to Form2. Form2 – The definition of why we use groups and naming protocol. Form2 groups are required to allow students, admin and tutors to view forms. If a…

Top 10 ideas for using TurningPoint

TurningPoint interactive polling software allows you to interact with learners and identify their understanding, but that’s just touching the surface of what it can do. Here are some great tips for thinking outside the box to get the most out…

Student eSubmission checklist

ASTI has recently developed an eSubmission checklist to help reduce the large number of cases where students are submitting assignments that cannot be read by their tutors on Plymouth University PCs. In most cases, eSubmission policy now requires that such…

Feedback and marking in Turnitin GradeMark

Turnitin has developed a new feedback tool called GradeMark, which is now available to use through the DLE. ASTI now delivers a course on this tool, which aims to give an understanding of GradeMark’s functionality and its use within the…

Workshop activity in Moodle

Workshop – Peer Assessment Tool in Moodle The Workshop activity in Moodle is a powerful tool which allows both self-assessment and peer assessment on an electronic submission of work. Students submit their work and receive two grades: one for their…

eSubmission Moodle Assignment Update

During the recent Moodle upgrade there were a few changes made to the Moodle Assignment eSubmission tool. The recommended process of bulk download and upload still works in the same way, but there is a new ‘grade’ button that makes…

eSubmission Troubleshooting

Common Troubleshooting Issues:   ‘View grade all submissions’ – nothing to display: Check all filters in options are set to ‘none’ and that the alphabet filter at the top is set to ‘all’ Grades haven’t transferred to UNIT-e: Link to…

eSubmission and Turnitin

eSubmission and Turnitin As more assignments than ever are now being being submitted online, we have listed below some reminders, hints and tips for getting the best out of eSubmission and Turnitin in Moodle: eSubmission Setup Grade transfer from Moodle to…

Turnitin

What is Turnitin?   Turnitin is a suite of tools which includes the Originality Checking tool. Though there are more functions within the suite of tools, the originality checking element is most often referred to as Turnitin. At Plymouth University, the…

New features and activities in Moodle

With the recent upgrade to Moodle, there is now a set of new features and activities available to use within your Moodle courses. Here is a quick overview of the new tools. More question types The Quiz activity now has…

PebblePocket app

PebblePocket is an app powered by PebblePad that lets you quickly create assets on the go. It allows you to edit and save mobile assets on your device and send them to your Pebble+ asset store. It is available for…

eSubmission refresher sessions

During the last academic year there have been a significant number of successful assessments submitted and marked electronically using the Moodle assignment tool. As a result of staff and student feedback there have been some changes made to both the technology and…