• On-line marking requires the transmission of student work to the instructor, and back to the student.


• Work can be submitted and returned using,

email - student email files. These are marked and returned by email.

web server - students post solutions to the web. These files are marked and returned by email or put in a private student directory.



1.3.1 Web Pages


• Students are given web pages at the start of the term, and encouraged to use them quickly.


• This has turned out to be an excellent method for transmitting information, and it also allows students to build a portfolio.


• Students submit work by linking their homework to their page.


• The student controlled pages have lead to a great deal of ‘ownership’ and pride.


• On-line marking with the Web involves,

1. go to the students home page.

2. find the particular assignment to be marked.

3. select the file of interest.

4. the file is examined for technical detail, comments and a grade are added in red text.

5. the file is saved, and copied to the students directory.

6. the mark is recorded in a spreadsheet program.



1.3.2 email


• I use email, but not as an integral part of the course. If marking is done this way then it would become essential


• Many students use this as an alternative to finding me for simple questions.


• If you were to mark by email,

1. When the assignment is completed/due the student emails you with the assignment file attached. This might be a Word file containing an essay.

2. You receive the email, and open the attached file. You grade the file directly, and add comments. Comments can be put in a different font/color to make them stand out.

3 Record the grade in a spreadsheet.

4. email the marked file back to the student.