Assessments: tools and approaches

28 Aug 2023

Buddycheck for group peer assessment

Buddycheck – UQ’s new group peer assessment tool – allows students to evaluate the individual contributions of group members during a project. It can formatively identify struggling groups early and trigger appropriate support strategies for summative assessment. 

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Gradescope for handwritten assignments

UQ guides are now available for submitting and marking handwritten assignments in Gradescope. Find out how to:  

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SECaT Videos

The Evaluations team has launched three videos that discuss how teaching staff can improve result rates, response rates and positive feedback in their SECaT evaluations.  
Watch how academics have implemented innovative strategies to improve their SECaT results! 

SECaT Video playlist

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Selecting an assessment tool

View the updated assessment tool guide for information on centrally supported tools – their features, limitations and recommendations for different use cases.

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ECP due date: 31 August

A reminder to Course Coordinators that all ECP data should be finalised by Thursday 31 August. After this date, the Evaluations team will use ECP data to create SECaT surveys. If you coordinate multiple offerings of the same course (where one offering has 6 of less enrolments) and would like to request your SECaTs to be merged into one survey, please contact Evaluations as soon as possible.

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Programmatic approaches to assessment

The Digital Assessment team is hosting an event for Learning Designers, Course Coordinators and educators on programmatic approaches to assessment on 29 August 2023, 1–2pm. Dr Luke Zaphir and will discuss key ideas from two articles; posing a series of questions to prompt discussion.  

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Choose the right tool: a module for guiding students

Teaching staff can advertise the Choose the right tool module to help students find and compare specific digital study platforms like spreadsheets, 3D modelling, coding, studying, writing, multimedia, collaboration and more. The module can be embedded into courses so students can find information when needed. 

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Learning Design Community and eLearning Update

The Learning Design Community will meet from 10–12 noon on 31 August to support and discuss teaching and learning through collaboration and communication across the University and provide a forum to discuss opportunities.

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Custom workshops for teaching and professional staff 

Custom Zoom attended workshops on centrally supported eLearning tools are available by request for faculties, schools and individual courses. 

Contact with details of your preferred date, time and approximate numbers. 

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Record reason for mark changes video

Our video explains how to edit and record the reason for changing a student’s mark in the Learn.UQ (Blackboard) Grade Centre (YouTube, 1m 14s).

You can view the comments in the Grade History section and check for errors before transferring your grades to SI-net at the end of the semester.


What's on

eLearning workshops (self-paced)

Other events and courses

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Teaching and learning support

eLearning support

For technical support with central eLearning tools, email eLearning support

eLearning Advisers

To receive pedagogical advice from UQ's leading teaching technology experts on using our central eLearning tools, including how to select and configure learning technologies, book a Zoom consultation with an eLearning adviser.


Self-paced online workshops are available for a variety of systems and tools. eLearning advisers are available to deliver custom workshops in your school or faculty. Organise a custom workshop.

Inspera assessment design support

For approved courses, Digital Assessment Learning Designers can help with assessment design, question and assessment task creation, optimising the student experience and providing feedback in Inspera. Book an online consultation.  

Teaching support

ITaLI staff are available to offer pedagogical advice. Please contact or book a 30-minute Zoom consultation.

Learning designers

For faculty or school-level support, please refer to the list of Learning Designers in your area.