Tools for assessment and appraisal

There are several tools on assessment and appraisal that help you with checking for plagiarism, taking exams and intermediate assessments.

Ans

For digital testing the Radboud University uses software Ans. You can use the system in all steps within the test cycle: from developing questions to administering and analyzing tests.

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Assignments

Lecturers can create assignments in Brightspace with the Assignments tool. Students can use this to submit text files and video files. Lecturers can then use Assignments to assess the submitted work and provide feedback for it.

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Awards

You can show appreciation for a student’s work by allocating Awards in Brightspace. You can hand out an Award instead of a grade. Students and lecturers can then see what progress is made.

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Cirrus

From August 2024 onwards, Radboud University no longer uses software Cirrus Assessment. You can use the system in all steps within the test cycle: from developing questions to administering and analyzing tests.

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Grades

The Grades tool in Brightspace makes it possible to connect grades to submitted work. The grades can then be displayed in a Gradebook. On this page you can read what else this tool has to offer.

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Ouriginal

You can use Ouriginal to check students’ submitted work for plagiarism. Ouriginal checks essays and assignments for plagiarism with the help of a large database.

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Portflow

Portflow is software for learning with an ePortfolio. All students and teachers with access to Brightspace can use Portflow. The ePortfolio is not tied to one course in Brightspace but can be used across courses and programmes.

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Quizzes

You can use Quizzes to design practice assignments in Brightspace. Results can be shared with the students right away.

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Rubrics

You can provide students with feedback and assess them in Brightspace with the help of the rubrics tool. These rubrics can then be used in combination with other Brightspace tools.

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Contact information

Do you have any questions or are you looking for more information? The Teaching Information Point of your faculty can help you further.