Background

The new Online Assessment Tool (OAT) launched in November 2014 has so far (as of 6 June 2016) been used to publish assessment feedback to over 25,000 students at UAL. Almost 140,000 instances of feedback have been published (with over 8000 instances of feedback ready for publishing).  OAT is currently used on over 950 courses (over 2250 units).  Students have this academic year viewed feedback on OAT over 410,000 times!

OAT offers several key benefits to students, including feedback that is:

  • Timely – making it particularly valuable for students executing subsequent work.
  • Legible.
  • Detailed and accessible.

Using OAT course teams can:

  • Grade assignments against the University Marking Criteria online.
  • Give students clear, accessible and timely electronic feedback.
  • Send provisional grades to QL.

When feedback is published to students via OAT the system sends an email to students notifying them that new feedback is waiting for them and at the same time sends provisional grades to QL.

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