Learn Do Share 2018

Future-proof assessment: the role technology plays in assessment and feedback

Date:Thursday, 6 September 2018
Where:OGGB5, the University of Auckland Business School, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland 1010

Innovative Learning and Teaching in the Business School is excited to announce the programme for our next learning and teaching symposium.

With Learn Do Share’s focus on blending teaching and technology, this year our theme is around assessment and feedback with a range of sessions on how technology can help enhance your assessment practices. Sessions are situated within a general assessment framework.

See below for the programme including session summaries.

We’ll see you there!




8.45amWelcomeProfessor Rod McNaughton
8.50amPolicy and practiceProfessor Susan Geertshuis
9.05amExploring Canvas learning outcomesJosephine Lee and Khushbu Tilvawala
9.20amCanvas quizzes for scalable instant feedbackRon Tiong
9.40amMan yells at screen (video feedback)Andrew Eberhard
10amKanban boards - from manufacturing cars to manufacturing mindsDavid White
10.15amMorning tea
11amWhy use online marking?Dr Alan Toy and Sally Eberhard
11.20amBringing Canvas closer to the needs of the UniversityViral Shah
11.45amTriage in the classroomDr Olga Filippova
12pmStudent panelStudent panel


8.50am. Policy and practice
Good assessment regimes provide powerful learning opportunities and generate valid evaluative data. In this session, I will provide a policy context for our work by highlighting the key elements in the University’s new assessment policy. I will also introduce some emerging perspectives and assessment practices. This overview is designed to stimulate ideas and provide a context for the latter sessions.

Professor Susan Geertshuis is Director of Learning and Teaching and Professor of Lifelong Learning at the Business School. Previously she held positions of Professor of Organisational Studies, Director of the Centre for Learning and Innovation, and Director of the Centre for Learning Research across a number of universities in the UK. She currently leads a passionate team of specialists charged with overseeing the promotion and advancement of learning and teaching strategy across the Faculty of Business and Economics.


9.05am. Exploring Canvas learning outcomes

We have explored the use of Canvas learning outcomes and mastery in INFOSYS 220. This was in the hope of making students more aware of the graduate profile and course learning outcomes. Overall, it has worked well and INFOSYS 220 was used to pilot the new (graduate profile embedded) course outline. In this session, we will share the results of our testing which are so far promising. We will also share a number of ideas for further leveraging this feature in Canvas.

Josephine Lee is a Professional Teaching Fellow in the ISOM Department. She has a keen interest in the adoption of technologies and tools to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Her passion has always been exploring how technologies can enhance needs in any given scenario thus allowing tasks to be achieved in a smarter way that will provide effective outcomes. Another area of interest that intrigues her is the dynamics of student engagement when they learn. This prompted her to be receptive and to adapt to new ways of learning and teaching with aims to achieving positive results.

Khushbu Tilvawala is a Professional Teaching Fellow in the ISOM Department. She discovered her love for learning and teaching about 10 years ago and is always keen to hear about, and experiment, with new ideas and experiences that can enhance the student and teacher experience.


9.20am. Canvas quizzes for scalable instant feedback

In this session, I will share how I have been using Canvas quizzes to facilitate assignments that encourage independent student learning. Quizzes can automatically mark questions with pre-defined answers. Granting students limited multiple attempts affords them the opportunity to use incorrect tries as feedback to learn from, revise, and then correct their answers. Randomising questions and answers for each student results in personalised assessments and discourages plagiarism.

Ron Tiong is a Professional Teaching Fellow in the ISOM Department. He teaches courses in business analytics: digital data management and data wrangling. He wishes to learn, do, and share ways to automate assessments that promote meaningful learning.


9.40am. Man yells at screen (video feedback)

I had a large number of student projects to grade and provide feedback on. I knew there was a lot of research saying audio feedback was very effective. I decided to experiment with video-based feedback using SnagIt and Canvas Speedgrader. In this session, Ill share my experiments with you. Video-based feedback proved to be a low cost but highly effective method of providing feedback.

Andrew Eberhard is a Professional Teaching Fellow who teaches data visualisation.


10am. Kanban boards – from manufacturing cars to manufacturing minds

Kanban boards provide a constant picture of the state of a project – at its simplest, what is ‘To Be Done’, ‘Being Done’ and ‘Done’. A course board can be used to give students continuous feedback whilst student boards provide a place for students to record tasks they have completed. Student activity can be monitored by using business intelligence tools to show progress. The boards also provide a simple process to provide formative feedback and are e-portfolios. In this session, I will demonstrate how I’ve used Kanban boards in courses I teach.

David White is a Lecturer in information systems. His primary focus is on systems design and currently in the use of mixed reality to take the next step in “the augmentation of the human intellect”.


10.15am. Morning tea in Decima Glenn (310)


11am. Why use online marking?

Crowdmark is an online marking and analytics platform which has been used by Business School courses across all stages for three years with much success. In this session, Alan Toy will share his experience of Crowdmark, beginning with his discipline’s requirements for marking, whilst also highlighting some learning points along the way. Sally Eberhard will introduce other online marking tools available, such as Canvas SpeedGrader and Turnitin Grademark.

Dr Alan Toy is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Commercial Law at the University of Auckland Business School. He has previously worked as a Senior Tutor in this department and as a Lecturer in Business Law at the University of Otago School of Business. Alan is an enrolled barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and holds the following degrees from the University of Auckland: Bachelor of Laws; Master of Laws with First Class Honours; Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting. Alan teaches undergraduate courses in the fields of employment law, business structures and finance & property law. Alan’s research is in the fields of data privacy law, employment law, auditing, company law and contract law.

Sally Eberhard is a Professional Teaching Fellow in ILT and supports the use of learning technologies across the Business School. Sally has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with staff and their use of learning management systems and other enterprise technologies. Sally was a Canvas Facilitator working with the Business School during the Canvas implementation project. Over the past 16 years, Sally has worked for ITS in the “Cecil team”. Her role spread across support, training (including the design and improvements of the training programme), customer relations, product design, process improvement, and project management.


11.20am. Bringing Canvas closer to the needs of the University

The UoA toolbox in Canvas has been built especially for UoA staff. In this session, I will be providing an overview of utilities in the UOA toolbox for use in courses across the University.

Viral Shah is the service owner for learning and teaching innovation in IT Services. He has over a decade of experience in L&T, technology and IT in UOA having been a student, teacher, and professional service provider in the field.


11.45am. Triage in the classroom

In an e-learning environment, students’ learning behaviours can readily be obtained through LMS-generated big data. We analysed an exceptionally rich, detailed data set of student engagement and behaviour from two blended learning undergraduate courses taught over several years. Our analysis confirmed that student procrastination is widespread and those who consistently procrastinate underperform relative to their more studious peers. Our rich data offers an opportunity to identify at-risk students early and well before their first major assessment. Data-informed intervention can be tailored to the degree of each student’s procrastination. It is our hope that targeted; timely triage will help save [academic] lives.

Olga Flippova is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Property lecturing in property finance and investment at the undergraduate level and research methods in postgraduate. She has won innovative teaching awards in 2014 and 2016 relating to her blended learning methods and use of in-class student engagement systems.


12pm. Student Panel

This will be an informal session with a student panel to find out what students think of assessment and feedback in the Business School and to gather their feedback on our assessment and feedback practices. Our student panel will be receiving a list of questions in advance in order to prepare. Please send through your questions by Friday 24 August to s.eberhard@auckland.ac.nz

The audience is welcome to ask additional or follow up questions during the session.

The Learning Technology Round Table working group consists of four Professional Teaching Fellows: Margot Bowker from Marketing, Chris Clarke from Accounting & Finance, Sally Eberhard from ILT, and Michelle Kilkolly-Proffit from MIB. We work together to organise and chair regular Learning Technology Round Table events in the Business School.




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