Summative assessment tends to be high stakes for students and staff, although this is somewhat dependent on the weighting of assessments within an overall module mark. Therefore, it is necessary to carefully consider all stages of the assessment and feedback process:
For many assessments, steps 5-7 are likely to be standardised at Department level. Some departments have standardised the way formal assessment is handled in all their module sites. Each module site has a specific ‘Assessment’ content area linked from the left menu. Within this content area, there are links to departmental processes, such as the Exceptional Circumstances for Assessment procedure, a description of the assignment, the tool for submission and a discussion board for posting assignment-related queries.
Please see TEL Handbook: 6.4: Anonymous summative assessment workflows and consider it essential to liaise with Departmental admin teams.
Summative written assessments are usually handled using the anonymous file submission workflow. This is handled by a tool within the VLE which is designed to preserve anonymity in accordance with University assessment policy and administration.
For detailed guidance tailored to the different stakeholders involved in the process, please see the following pages on anonymous e-assignment for summative work.
Some Departments use the standard assignment tool within the VLE to handle summative submissions.
It is essential to liaise with Departmental administrative teams on summative assessment via the VLE. The following guide provides an overview of assessment options within the VLE.