• Early Challenge Essay to tackle Plagiarism

    In order to help tackle some problems with plagiarism on a postgraduate programme in the School of Management, an early essay was introduced. This case study from Dr Bruce Rayton provides the background, information on the essay, and the results...

  • Peer marking for writing skills

    Prof Andrew Heath, from the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, describes how he uses peer marking in a course to help students develop writing skills as they attempt lab reports: In this second video,...

  • Randomised Coursework

    Peter Sloan, Department of Physics In this case study (from accounts first published on his blog), Peter Sloan discusses the implementation of randomised coursework, followed by an evaluation over two years looking at the outcome on exam performance and considering additional...

  • Double blind marking on Moodle

    Dr Steve Cayzer from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath discusses some of the background and reasons behind the department exploring the use of Moodle for double blind marking. He then discusses the lessons learnt from exploring this use, producing a set of requirements.

  • Developing randomised e-quizzes for flexible assessment

    The aim of this 2013-14 project was to generate large banks of applied numeracy Moodle questions to support the teaching of basic maths in Biochemistry and Chemistry. We employed and trained six students studying these subjects to create new randomised question banks in Moodle XML using PHP. Mathematical expressions were coded in LaTeX for MathJax, so that when displayed in Moodle, they would be fully accessible in all browsers, on small screens and can be magnified or read aloud if required.

  • Clickers for exam practice

    Dr Robert Branston, from the School of Management at the University of Bath, discusses how he uses clickers during an exam practice session with students, expanding on their answers to include feedback, further advice, and evaluating specific course issues.

  • Tickables: low-stakes assessment

    Prof James Davenport of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath discusses using frequent low-stakes pass/fail assessment in the build up to coursework to prepare students.

  • Speech writing assignments

    Dr David Moon of the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath describes how he asks his students to write their assignment as a speech rather than an essay, whilst analysing their own rhetorical techniques and processes.