What is it?
The studentcentral assignment tool can be used to facilitate online submissions. It gives students the facility to electronically submit assignments and tutors can retrieve the submissions from the GradeCentre.
When would you use it?
At the University of Brighton, the recomended tool for handling the electronic submission and marking of assignments is Turnitin. However, the studentcentral assignment tool can be used when Turnitin can't fulfil the requirements of a particular assessment. The studentcentral assignment tool could be used for:
- Multiple file submission: unlike Turnitin, the studentcentral assignment tool allows multiple file submissions from one submission point.
- File Type: the studentcentral assignment tool accepts any file type of any size although the ‘inline grading’ function (see details below) may not be available.
- Group submissions: the studentcentral assignment tool can handle group submissions and offers tutors flexibility in whether group members receive the same mark or different marks.
- Double Marking/Delegated Grading: when creating a studentcentral submission point, tutors can delegate marking workloads which is particularly useful with large student cohorts and multiple markers (see below for more details).
Delegated Grading/Double Marking – when creating a studentcentral submission point, tutors can delegate marking workloads which is particularly useful with large student cohorts and multiple markers. There is also the option for a ‘moderator’ to reconcile all grades. This option can also facilitate a blind double marking process.
Click here for more information about delegated grading in the assignment tool.
– it is worth noting that the studentcentral assignment tool offers an inline grading interface, which allows markers to annotate submissions. Tools include comments boxes (similar to the Review function in MS Word), drawing tools, highlighter tools and a strike-through tool. More information here.