This page explains how to apply the new Marks Return gradebook template.
From 2019/20, it will be possible to pass class marks from Myplace to the marks return system, from where they can be checked and then sent to the student record system. A new gradebook template has been created to support the interaction with the marks return system, although it is not necessary to use this template in order to pass marks to the new marks return system. It will be possible to pass a category total from any Myplace gradebook to the marks return system.
The Marks Return gradebook template will apply up to four categories to your gradebook - coursework, practical, project and exam. It will also automatically pass a class total to the marks return system.
All assessments must be represented in Myplace
For the correct class total to be sent to the marks return system, all assessments, including exams, must be represented in Myplace.
Issues to be aware of
- it is not suitable for Myplace classes that serve more than one class code (see Multi-class sites gradebook)
- it cannot be rolled back once it has been applied; the change is permanent
- the weighting of the four categories cannot be changed from within the class gradebook; there is a separate tool for this
The steps below demonstrate how to use the Marks Return gradebook template.
We have used an example class in the steps below with an assessment regime as follows:
- Essay (35%)
- Report (15%)
- Presentation (15%)
- Exam (35%)
Step 1 - Provide the weightings for each of the four categories
Four categories of assessment
Firstly, you need to determine the weighting that each of the four broad categories of assessment contributes to your class total. For example, 50% coursework and 50% exam.
|EXAM||Formal exam taking place in one of the University's formal assessment (exam) periods, ie, semester one, semester two or resit diet|
|PROJECT||A piece of project work carrying a significant number of credits, eg, a dissertation|
|PRACTICAL||Any practical demonstration of skills and knowledge, eg, labs, presentations, posters, building an application, etc|
|COURSEWORK||Everything else! For example, essays, reports, class tests, etc.|
Please email email@example.com with the information and the class code to which it should be applied.
Our example class would use the following categories and weightings:
- Coursework (50%) - the essay and the report
- Presentation (15%) - presentation
- Exam (35%) - exam
Step 2 - Wait for confirmation that the data has been entered
You will be emailed with confirmation once the data has been entered.
Step 3 - Apply the categories to your gradebook
Applying the categories is a permanent change
Once you have applied the Marks Return gradebook template, it cannot be rolled back; it is permanent. You will be able to change the weightings that each category contributes, or even to later include one of the categories of assessment that your class doesn't currently use but you will be confined to using these four categories and the additional tool for controlling their weighting.
Step 4 - Move the assessment activities into the correct categories
Step 5 - If necessary, weight the assessment activities
If you have only one assessment item in a category, it is not necessary to weight the activity. The value of 100 is applied to the weighting of a single item in a category which simply means that it is worth the whole value of the category. You can substitute a different value if you prefer and it will not affect the calculation (see below).
Your gradebook should now be ready for marks return.