A range of eAssessment practices take place within Anglia Ruskin (ie assessment that in some way involves a computer), and this is an intense area of development and support.

Currently, three platforms are centrally provided to support assessment activities: 

  1. Turnitin GradeMark (electronic submission, marking and feedback – with text-matching support through the Originality Check service)
  2. Questionmark OnDemand (a quiz engine for in class tests, computer-based assessment)
  3. Poll Everywhere (an audience response system)

Canvas LMS

We are also moving over to our new Learning Management System, Canvas (to replace our VLE). The move to Canvas opens up a number of opportunities that have not previously existed, and in due course we hope to extend existing use and offer more varied eAssessment possibilities. Of particular immediate focus are issues such as more flexible submission options (eg larger file sizes), portfolio assessment and peer assessment.

We are also keen to expand how eAssessment is seen and practiced at Anglia Ruskin (eg through blogs, Twitter).

For more information about the Staff development and support programme, please visit our Canvas LMS page.

Contact Dr James Trueman if you're exploring assessment options and would like support.

External resources

Aside from the centrally available platforms, there are a range of tools out there that can energise learning and support formative assessment.

  • Kahoot lets you build time based, competitive and fun quizzes. Students use computers, mobile phones, or other devices to join in the game. 
  • Zaption allows you to embed questions within a video. Students can't move forward in the video until they can correctly answer the question. 
  • Padlet create an interactive wall onto which you can add images, links, video etc. which students can engage with and respond to.
  • Mentimeter is an interaction tool that enables you to get your students to easily and anonymously share their opinions and respond to questions.