Students Staff
University of Essex

January 24, 2014

Feedback Assistant – beta testing phase

Filed under: System Development,Technical — Alex ONeill @ 9:47 am

We’re on the verge of releasing a beta version of the new Feedback Assistant, which makes the electronic feedback process simpler and easier!

To begin with we will only be allowing a handful of beta testers into the system to ensure that we test it fully before releasing it to the public. As long as this goes to plan, everyone will have access to the new assistant from the Summer term.

What’s changing?

The aim of the Feedback Assistant is to organise the feedback workflow to make it easier to mark coursework submissions electronically. The new interface allows you to view each student and their submissions individually so you can process them one at a time, whilst also being able to give feedback to everyone on a module, or groups of students within the module. You can also now type feedback notes directly into the system, as well as being able to use a new “drag and drop” feature for uploading files.

What else is on the horizon?

In the near future we shall also be looking at being able to provide audio feedback by recording it directly into the browser and ensuring students receive alerts when their feedback has been published.¬†We are also starting work on being able to submit files to TurnItIn for similarity checking and being able to mark and make notes on files directly from FASer… watch this space!

If you want to receive alerts on any future FASer enhancements, or send us any comments or queries, please enrol on the MEFE project Moodle page!