Subject-specific migration to Teams Assignments

In this video, Bertin Speaks (Trafford College Group) shares his experience of using a marking rubric within Microsoft Teams.

“The Assignments function on Teams is able to track students progress and their engagement. Functions allow lecturers to visualise the time spent on the learning environment and it enables lecturers to easily store and access student work and automatically records correspondence and feedback, reducing the need to duplicate written records of learner performance.”

Bertin Speaks (Trafford College Group)

Using VLE assignment tool features for formative assessment in Engineering

Louise Sheldrake (Hopwood Hall College) shares her experience of using the assignment tool in It’s Learning.

Using Video for Formative Assessment:

“Many vocational courses contain units and learning outcomes that require learners to demonstrate their application of skills and knowledge in a vocational, competence-based context.  In an effort not to disadvantage learners from achieving (higher grading criteria) the holistic approach to assessment can be enhanced through the use of video assessment.  This also negates the requirement for lengthy paper-based assessment many learners find time-consuming and unnecessary.”
“Once a learner has devised the optimum way to demonstrate their skills and knowledge (based on the assignment brief) they can video their performance on their mobile device, upload to Planet eStream, and when happy with the outcome, can upload to the appropriate Canvas assignment as assessment evidence.”
“Learners can be confident that their skills and knowledge can be fully represented in video (and audio) format.  Tutors can fully examine the video assessment of each learner and be confident that the application of skills demonstrated can help  determine the achievement.”

– Adrian Emerson, Head of Digital Learning & Resources at Bury College

Using Microsoft Forms and Teams to support listening competencies

In this video, Suad Kelkal from The Manchester College explains how she has used Microsoft Teams and Forms to help ESOL learners develop listening competencies.

Online assessment with Microsoft Forms and quizzes:

“Learners have said they found the online quizzes of immediate benefit as they could access results of their performance straightaway without having to wait for work to be marked.”
“The analytical overview is proving helpful to trainers and assessors as it identifies for them what aspects of the training needs to be revisited and which learners need individual support and what with.”

– Samantha Armitage, Apprenticeship Early Years tutor, Trafford College Group

Blended learning and digital tools used in HE

In this video, Giles Bennett from Salford City College University Centre discusses supported experiments involving:

  • Foundation Degree (Year 2 Level 5) Creative and Media Production
  • Foundation Degree (Year 2 Level 5)  and BA (Hons) Media Make-Up Artistry
  • RSL Creative Music Level 2 and 3

Digital Assessment:

“In an attempt to move away from paper-based assessment records (and therefore duplication of assessment information if online) many curriculum areas have adopted the use of marking rubrics (online marking assessment grid) to improve the transparency of the assessment process for tutors and learners.  Learners now have a clear, easily accessible and permanent record of the assessment outcomes, grade and criteria/learning outcome specific feedback.  This has enabled learners to keep closer track of their assessment progress and development.”

– Adrian Emerson, Head of Digital Learning & Resources at Bury College

Tameside College

In this video, Paul Mather (Digital and Blended Learning Champion) presents a short overview of supported experiments at Tameside College