Centre for Academic Practice

Courses and Workshops


During February we are focusing on Feedback.

Throughout the month we will be offering a range of workshops, informal coffee & cake sessions and regularly posting to our blog.

Explore the workshops and coffee & cake sessions by clicking on the titles below. Please register your attendance via my.HR.

Open Forums will be held to encapsulate the topic discussions and events.

You can also participate on Twitter using the hashtag #capfeb.


Online Marking and Feedback Workshop - 18th February

Date: Wednesday 18th February 2015

Venue: U.0.07 - IT Lab - Brockington Building

Time: 14:00-16:00

This workshop explores the Turnitin GradeMark tool and how it supports the creation and management of electronic feedback: including marking by criteria, creating libraries of re-usable comments, offering inline and summary comments, and generating statistics on marked work. The workshop will include hands on practice with the tool and will also consider a short case study from a user’s perspective. 

This workshop will be of interest to academic staff who would like to adopt electronic marking and feedback in their practice.

Click here to book via my.HR

Student Learning Through Effective Feedback - 25th February

Date: Wednesday 25th February 2015

Venue: RUT0.02 - Ground floor - Rutland Building

Time: 13:30 – 16:30

This workshop will explore the links between feedback and student learning and it will offer practical ideas for enhancing your students' learning using a variety of feedback mechanisms. The workshop will include a review of your own feedback materials.

Click here to book via my.HR


Delivering Constructive Feedback - 23rd February

Date: Monday 23rd February 2015

Venue: KG112 - Keith Green Building

Time: 15.00-16.00

This 1 hour informal session will focus on the quality of feedback provided to students and will enable participants to explore: helping students to engage with feedback, providing feedback which supports students’ learning and delivering feedback which meets expectations.

This will be a practice sharing event and participants are encouraged to bring examples of their own feedback and associated documentation for discussion.

Refreshments will be available.

Click here to book via my.HR

Delivering feedback using audio and video

Date: Thursday26th February 2015

Venue: SMB017 - (Stewart Mason)

Time: 13.00-14.00

Students often tell us that they appreciate enhanced feedback. This 1 hour informal session will cover ways of creating and delivering audio- and video-based feedback via Learn, both to individual students and to the cohort as a whole. The tools covered will include Camtasia, ReVIEW (mobile and personal capture), and Grademark.

If you’ve already been using audio and / or video feedback, you’re very welcome to share your own experiences and tips.

Refreshments will be available.

Presenters: Jenny Narborough and Charles Shields

Click here to book via my.HR


Date: Friday 6th March

Venue: Brockington U006

Time: 12.30 - 14.00

Come and discuss assessment and feedback!

During January the Centre for Academic Practice (CAP) ran a series of workshops and other activities focused on assessment, followed in February by the topic of feedback.

The CAP Forum, which will be the first in a regular series, will be an opportunity for any staff with an interest in assessment and feedback to share ideas and experiences.

There will be a number of short presentations around the themes followed by a structured discussion. Refreshments will be served.

The presentations will include:

• Dr Nick Allsopp (CAP) - Diversifying assessment and inclusive assessment
• Dr Mike Waring (SSEHS) - A framework for developing effective formative assessment and feedback practice

All are welcome but please e-mail cap@lboro.ac.uk to indicate if you’re intending to come along. Please also let us know in advance if there are any specific aspects of assessment you would like to discuss.