Students Staff
University of Essex

May 19, 2014

New type of feedback launching on Thursday

Filed under: Uncategorized — Alex ONeill @ 11:20 am

On Thursday 22nd May (this week) we will be launching a new way to give feedback to students in the Feedback Assistant.

Lecturers will have the ability to open student submissions directly within their web browser and make notes on them just as they would in Word or PDF. They then mark as complete and move onto the next document – no uploading or downloading of documents or zipping up files!

Options include adding highlights, making side notes and typing text or making scribbles directly onto the page. Here’s a little sneak preview:

online annotation

If you want to try it out, sign up to the Feedback Assistant here. You will then see a link to it in the left hand navigation whenever you login to FASer.

If you have any questions feel free to contact the Learning Technology Team (, ext. 3659).

February 10, 2014

FASer upgrade, Thursday 13th Feb, 8-9am

Filed under: System Development,System Update,Uncategorized — Alex ONeill @ 11:03 am

We are doing an upgrade to the FASer system on Thursday morning, 13th February, between 8am and 9am.

Mostly, you won’t notice much difference to begin with – we are releasing the new Feedback Assistant which is only open to a handful of beta testers at the moment. However there are some changes to the way the system is working behind the scenes. We will have everything sorted by 9am on Thursday, but you may notice a few issues if you’re uploading before that so bear with us. Ideally, it would be best to avoid any work or uploading on the system between 8am and 9am.

If you have any problems after we’ve done the upgrade, just click on the Contact Us button on the left hand side to let us know and we will help you out.

Thanks for your patience!

If you are an academic and are interested in being a beta tester for the ne Feedback Assistant, please enrol on the MEFE project Moodle page!