Students Staff
University of Essex

October 1, 2013

Technical Development: COR data rolled forward

Filed under: System Development,Technical — admin @ 9:13 am

As outlined to all administrators on 6 September by Carla Constable, the updating of assessment items process has now changed.

We have successfully migrated the 2012-13 assessment data from the Encore coursework system (COR) to the FASer database.

  • This process will mean an administrator will now log in to FASer instead of COR to accept the assessments for this 2013-14 year, amend or create new assessments. Any changes will then be written back to COR, removing duplication of entering this data in both systems.
  • Administrators will still need to assign rule weights where applicable in COR.
  • Administrators¬†will also only be able to permanently delete an assessment item in COR. (but can unpublish an assignment which hides it from students view)

This change means that the Assignment Overview and Assignment Creation pages in FASer have both had some changes to reflect some of the fields in COR that have been merged into this system. The changes will be outlined in the “Page changes and Glow features” blog post today.

Please can Administrators be extra vigilant in checking if there are any duplications of assignments present, or the wrong entry for an assignment being displayed in  2013-14 assessment areas. This should be a seamless process for next academic year 2014-15, but this year we may see some erroneous assignments due to the transition. Assignments that have been rolled over will need submission dates re-added, and lecturer/ contact details re-added. But should have titles, and descriptions still visible.

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