Below is a checklist you can use when planning or evaluating your course unit. Clicking on the purple links in the list below will take you to a page with further information as well as bringing together the drivers behind each point, for example, TLD guidance or NSS questions.
Information about feedback
- Does the the course unit have an online Feedback area that clearly explains the feedback mechanism the unit will follow?
- Is clear information given about how and when students can expect to receive feedback, including formative feedback?
- Are students offered opportunities to:
- clarify what constitutes feedback?
- understand their responsibility to act upon feedback?
- learn how to make effective use of feedback?
Timing of feedback
- Is the feedback provided in a timely fashion?
- Are students allowed sufficient time to reflect upon and consider how to make use of feedback prior to embarking upon forthcoming assessments?
Content of feedback
- Does the feedback reflect the learning outcomes, marking criteria, and grade descriptors (where grades are awarded)?
- Are there opportunities for the student to receive formative feedback?
- Is the feedback tailored to the individual student’s strengths and weaknesses?
- Does the feedback help the student understand:
- the marks or grades they have received for the work submitted?
- how their performance might be improved in future (feed forward)?
- Does the feedback contain positive, encouraging comments where possible as well as pointers for future improvement?