Whether you are new to iLearn or have been using it for a while, we all know setting up the Gradebook can sometimes be daunting. With assessments, exams and end of Session 1 rolling in we thought we’d share a few common scenarios that often pop up in help requests.
We’ve often heard that assessments and feedback can help drive learning. As convenors, you go to great lengths to develop assessments and provide feedback that supports learning. However, are you optimising the impact of assessments and feedback on student learning?
Are you a time poor academic that feels frustrated when you use iLearn? Do you say to yourself, how can I spend less time doing administrative tasks in iLearn and more on teaching and learning? If so, read on.
The iLearn Drop-in Clinic is back for Session 2, 2016 where help is on hand for all things iLearn. It will be open 10am – 3pm weekdays from 18th July – 5th August 2016.
Are you marking in iLearn? It can be confusing with so many different activities and then there’s the Gradebook. Or wait, was it Grademark?! We’ll be sharing some tips each week to help you make the most of the grading functions in iLearn, starting with manually adding grades into the Gradebook.
A special welcome to Alex Thackray, Educational Designer for FOHS/ iLearn genius/ online marking guru and penguin aficionado.
Alex moved in to the FOHS Student Centre this week so it was a great time to get to know her a little better…
- How can Gradebook (iLearn) and Grademark (Turnitin) help you to grade assessment tasks and provide feedback to your students?
- How can you use iLearn to flip your classroom?
- How can student alumni contribute to the learning experience of your current cohorts?
- How can you use iLearn to build a reflective online community of learning?
These questions will be answered at the Human Sciences iLearn Exchange. Come along and get some helpful tips on electronic marking. And see how your colleagues have used iLearn to flip their classroom and to build online communities of learning. Interested people can enrol here :
Gradebook has its own unique terminology and is a powerful tool with many possibilities, so attending a workshop is essential to understand how it works or to refresh your knowledge.
Have a go at setting up your Gradebook early in the session – preferably as soon as possible after training so it’s fresh in mind. You can attend iLearn drop in clinic or make an appointment with your faculty’s Educational Designer to ask questions and double check everything’s correctly set up. Doing this well before marking begins will help you avoid that last minute panic!
There’s a comprehensive set of online guides to Gradebook covering a range of common scenarios with step by step instructions – this is a good link for your Bookmarks.
Another top tip is to add test students to your unit once your set up is complete. It’s a handy way to reassure yourself that your calculations are all working correctly.