About ‘Quick Checks’
Quick Checks should make it quicker and easier for staff to keep consistency across units and to carry out quality checks of technology enhanced teaching, learning and assessment by bringing together a number of elements into one checklist:
- policy stipulations
- guidance recommendations
- other QA drivers
Currently, these include:
- Policy and guidance from the University of Manchester Teaching & Learning Support Office (TLSO)
- Quality measures students will assess us on, through the National Student Survey (NSS) and Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)
- Guidance from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
The various sources of the quality measures listed are indicated by symbols as follows:
Who is Quick Checks aimed at?
Quick Checks can assist academics who wish to create consistency across units and to conduct quality checks of their own teaching, learning and assessment (TLA) design and activities. The guides also assist eLearning staff, who are often approached to conduct quality reviews or eLearning related periodic reviews. Quick Checks can also be used prospectively, to help guide the process of designing blended or distance learning resources and activities.