We are currently redesigning the entire coursework management component in Tabula. The new component, referred to as ‘CM2’, launches in two phases during the 2017 summer vacation and the following autumn term. This page summarises the changes and when they take place.
|Week commencing 17 July 2017||Phase 1 launch||
|1 August 2017||Phase 1 update||
|24 August 2017||Phase 2||
|31 August 2017||Phase 2||
|Autumn term 2017||Phase 2||
The coursework home page now groups students' assignments into four sections:
- Awaiting submission – open assignments you need to submit
- Submitted – assignments you have submitted and are waiting for feedback on
- Upcoming – future assignments that are not open yet
- Feedback available – your completed assignments with feedback
Markers and moderators
We've redesigned your view of upcoming and current assignments. The next actions are clearer and we've added a visual progress bar to show where your submissions are in the marking process:
We've redesigned the process to create new assignments as a seven-step sequence. This makes it easier to see the overall setup progress and what steps you should take next:
New features include the ability to:
- add a single-use marking workflow, with allocated markers or moderators, while creating an assignment
- specify whether markers can see students’ names and University IDs or not per assignment
- filter all assignments in a department by module, workflow type, status or a due date range
From 1 August 2017:
- you can only create new assignments in CM2
- any existing CM1 assignments without a marking workflow automatically change to CM2 assignments
- any existing CM1 assignments with a marking workflow continue to work as they currently do
Marking workflows are changing too. The following workflows are available to use in CM2 Phase 1:
- Single marking – formerly known as ‘first marker only’, you allocate one marker to a submission. They mark the submission and return it the Departmental Administrator.
- Moderated marking – the marker marks the submission and passes it to the moderator. The moderator decides the final mark and passes the submission to the administrator. This prevents the infinite loop situation and moves the workflow along as it was intended.
- Double seen marking – formerly known as ‘second seen marking’. The first marker adds their feedback. They send the submission to a second marker, who can see the first marker’s feedback, mark or grade. The second marker adds their own feedback, mark or grade. They return the submission to the first marker, who decides the final mark and summarises comments into a single item of feedback for the student. Comments can be combined or rewritten entirely.
CM2 Phase 2 includes the following changes to marking workflows:
- Double blind marking – multiple independent markers concurrently mark a submission and do not see others' marks. All submissions go to final markers who finalise the feedback and can average marks. The final marker passes the submission to the administrator. Note that only one final marker is allocated to each submission.
- Student chooses group – formerly known as ‘student chooses marker’ in CM1. Students choose a group, which has one or more markers assigned to the group. After submissions arrive, administrators can review the students' group choices and manually allocate markers. This enables a balance between students getting the appropriate marker e.g. for a particular essay topic and distributing the marking workload fairly between markers.
- Moderated marking – specify who is responsible for selecting which submissions go to moderation. This can be the administrator, marker or moderator.
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