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Set up your assessments in a flash with these 8 workshops

By Olivia Rajit,

Need a refresher with our online assessment tools? Book in for one (or more) of our assessment workshops in March.

Honest assessments: how to use Turnitin

By William Song,

Don't wait until assessment period starts, take a look at this post now to learn the basics of using Turnitin for assignments.

All your assessment questions answered! Assessment month at the LX.lab starts soon…

By Futures Team,

Join us for Assessment month throughout July at the LX.lab, where we’ll demystify marking, online quizzes and more! Take a look at some of our events and book in for a workshop.

5 reasons to rethink the purpose of exams and to re-evaluate our approach

By Yasemin Tekmen Araci,

We have been educators for years. But have we ever thought about why we are having exams in our classes? What’s in it for the students? Are exams really necessary? We need to rethink the purpose of exams and to re-evaluate our approach as educators.

3 new assessment policy essentials

By Futures Team,

Don’t feel overwhelmed by the changes to the assessment policy and procedures! Take a moment to look at three important features.

How to design a good open book exam

By Lucy Arthur,

Open book exams are, in general, more authentic as assessment tasks. They mimic real world conditions better, and can side-step the memorisation-regurgitation of information for which closed-book exams are notorious. But how do you get them right?

18 really useful resources for online assessment at UTS

By Detlev Kerkovius,

To help you with the new Assessment policy, here's our hand-picked selection of 18 recommended resources for using online assessment tools at UTS. 

Digitalising assessments and submission: we’re here to help!

By Bilquis Ghani,

Going digital can be daunting but you don't need super powers to get on top of it. Take a look at our upcoming workshops and book in today.

Summer is coming to a lecture theatre near you

By Elaine Huber,

UTS is increasing the number of subjects that are available for student enrolment over the summer session. Most subjects will be delivered in the standard, blended format over the 12 week session but some subjects will be delivered in a block mode...

Comfort in the environment: accessibility and mental health

By Sarah Houbolt,

How do we talk about access requirements for mental health, and why is this important?

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