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Designing digital assessments? We're here to help!

11 January 2022

A new team of in-faculty Digital Assessment Advisors are on hand to provide one-to-one support and group training to help you get the most from the AssessmentUCL platform.

Staff in conversation

A new Digital Assessment team has been established this year to support staff to design and implement online assessments at UCL.  

Led by Anisa Patel, the team forms part of the Digital Education department within the Information Services Division.  It is made up of five Digital Assessment Advisors, a Learning Technologist and a Training Consultant.

The Digital Assessment Advisors work within their nominated faculties to encourage the adoption of digital assessment at UCL, including the use of our new assessment platform, AssessmentUCL. They work with colleagues to build an understanding of the needs of different departments and programmes, identify solutions, and report any feedback to the Central Assessments Team.  

The team provide training and support to academic and administrative colleagues, facilitate sharing of practice, and champion the capabilities of AssessmentUCL so staff can confidently deliver the 2021-22 Assessment Operating Model.  

Get in touch  

Find your Faculty’s Digital Assessment Advisor.

Training and guidance 

A range of training options are available to help you become comfortable using the AssessmentUCL platform. You can attend an online workshop with a trainer, watch a video tutorial or read the guidance provided in the AssessmentUCL resource centre.  

Visit the AssessmentUCL Resource Centre for all step-by-step guides to using the platform, including video recordings of previous training sessions

Book onto an online workshop  

Book onto any of our new online workshops scheduled throughout this term:

Authoring assessments on AssessmentUCL

A demo and Q&A session for all staff responsible for uploading and entering academic related content into the platform.

Managing assessments on AssessmentUCL

A hands on session for all staff responsible for administering an assessment on AssessmentUCL including key tasks like releasing an assessment, allocating markers and releasing feedback to students.

Marking and feedback on AssessmentUCL

Explore all the options available for marking exams and other assessments on AssessmentUCL, including annotations, rubrics, marking by question or section, and possible workflows for first and second marking. On AssessmentUCL, this is called the Assessor role.

Reconciling, moderating and reviewing marking on AssessmentUCL

Overview of the options to reconcile, moderate, and review marking so that feedback can be released to students in a timely fashion and grades can be automatically transferred to Portico.

Please note: Specific sessions are available for colleagues in the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science. Please contact Aurelie Soulier (Digital Assessment Advisor) for details. 

Practice environment 

You also have access to an Assessment UCL test environment where you can create and mark example assessments. To login, click the link above, select edugain and enter your standard UCL credentials. 

If you do not have access or the required role please speak to your Digital Assessment Advisor or contact the team on assessment-advisory@ucl.ac.uk

No matter which option you choose, you can consult with your Digital Assessment Advisor for guidance specific to your discipline and department.