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Using Flickr for sharing assessment ideas

Using Flickr to support assessment

Flickr is an image sharing website used worldwide. In this video and screencast, Angela Kingston talks about how she used Flickr in her module Curating Contemporary Art, part of the MA Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture. As part of their assessment students must put together a proposal for an art exhibition they will curate. Time […]

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Online course creation

Online courses are often used to reach wider audiences and to provide greater flexibility in how students can study. Stella Cragie shares her experiences of designing an online course in translation. The course is designed for language students and people who are already translators in the workplace. The course was moved online to provide greater […]

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Digital literacy

Digital literacy training for students

Digital literacy is a key skill students must develop both to succeed at University and to thrive in our digitally connected, global society and Academic librarians have long provided teaching sessions to equip students with the research skills they need. These might be scheduled as one-off sessions in the library but are more effective and have greater […]

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Using Turnitin and GradeMark for online submission and marking

Using Turnitin to give feedback on assignments

Turnitin is a web-based plagiarism detection tool available at the University of Westminster through Blackboard. Turnitin also offers online marking through the GradeMark tool. The videos below, created by Martin Doherty and Thomas Moore in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, explain how to create Turnitin assignments, how to access uploaded assignments, and how […]

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Online marking using GradeMark.

Online marking using GradeMark

Online marking is being used in many areas across the University, and in this presentation from the 2013 Westminster Learning Futures webinar series Martin Doherty of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities talks through how he is using it. The presentation covers: setting up your online submission in Blackboard accessing your students’ work originality reports […]

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