Q. Guidance for External Examiners

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Accessing papers

To access the materials shared with you, login to NILE.

You will see the module(s) you should be accessing listed in the My Sites box. (If you cannot see the modules you need, get in touch with your UoN link tutor to let them know.)

Click the ID/title of the module to access it. You can get access to the Assignment briefs within the Submit your work/Assignment information area within the site.

To identify which papers have been flagged for external examination go to:

Control Panel > Content Collection > [moduleID] > click the —External Examiner— folder to access it > [Assessment code-Title]

Locate the Excel file in this folder with a filename that looks something like this: gc_LTT1003-AUT-1213_2012-12-17-12-53-52.xls

Click on the filename to open the file and use the comments in the Grading Notes column of the Excel spreadsheet to identify papers that have been flagged for External Examination (look for the entries ‘EE Sample’).

An example of an Excel file with indications of marking

In this example I would moderate Andy Arts, Sally Science, Sarah Social and Dummy Student5 (for AS1 – Assignment 1)

NOTE: You may find that this report does not exist in the —External Examiner— folder of the NILE site in question. If this is the case please choose the papers you need to examine using the steps on the next pages.

Accessing the Papers

  • If the Module Tutor has created a Smart View for you, and marked it as a favourite, it will
    appear as a Quick Link under the Grade Centre section of the Site Management menu for the
    module. Click on this link to go straight to the Smart View of the Grade Centre showing the
    student papers for this specific assessment
An example of a smart view
  • If there is no smart view, go to the Grade Centre (Control Panel > Grade Centre > Full Grade Centre)
  • Locate the student’s row. e.g. Designer 1
  • Locate the assessment column. e.g. AS1 – Assignment 1
  • Hover your mouse over Designer 1’s cell in the AS1 column and click the arrow to expand the menu
  • Click View Grade Details

An example view of the full grade centre

You will be presented with varying options on the next screen:

Turnitin Assignment:

  • Click Grade Attempt

Grade attempt button

  • Click the icon next to User’s Paper

Location of the user's paper link

This will open and a new tab for the Turnitin Document Viewer, where you can see the paper, and any comments that the tutor has made, either/as well as on the document and in the General Comments area. Click the General Comments button in the bottom right of the screen to access the General Comments area.

Turnitin Assignment, with a Rubric:

  • Click Grade Attempt
  • Click the icon next to User’s Paper

This will open a new tab for the Turnitin Document Viewer, where you can see the paper, and any comments that the tutor has made, either/as well as on the document and in the General Comments area. Click the Feedback Summary button in the instructor feedback layer to access the feedback summary.

To view the Turnitin rubric, select Rubric/ Form from the instructor feedback layer.

If a Blackboard Rubric has been attached to a Turnitin assignment, leave the Turnitin Document Viewer tab open, and go back to the Blackboard Learn tab in your browser:

  • Click Cancel on the Modify Grade screen
  • On the Grade Details screen, click the View Rubric button

This will open the Rubric (in its own window) with the criteria that the student is meeting highlighted, with comments from the marking tutor.

At this point, you have the Rubric open in its own window, and the Turnitin Document Viewer tab open. Navigate between the two windows/tabs to view all the comments and the paper itself.

Blackboard Assignment

  • Click Grade Attempt
  • Click the link to the Attached Files. This will open the file in whichever software application required, where you can view comments etc within the application.

Blackboard Assignment with Rubric

  • Click Grade Attempt
  • Click the link to the Attached Files. This will open the file in whichever software application required, where you can view comments etc within the application.
  • Go back into the Internet browser and into NILE (Blackboard Learn)
  • Click Exit (on the Grade Attempt screen)
  • Click on the View Rubric button

At this point, you have the Rubric open in its own window, and the paper open in its own application. Navigate between the application window/browser tabs to view the paper itself and the Rubric.

  • Repeat these processes for the papers you need/want to moderate (per student).

Recording your notes

Within the ––External Examiner— folder in Control Panel > Content Collection > [Module ID] > —External Examiner—, you will also find the External Examiner Moderation form.

Click on the form (.doc) to open it in Microsoft Word and enter your comments etc into the fields. Please save the form and follow the steps below to upload your modified version into the —External Examiner— folder.

  • Navigate to the External Examiner section of the site
  • Click on the 'Open shared folder' link

External examiner shared folder

  • Locate the blank External Examiner moderation form
  • Click the arrow to expand the menu for that item
  • Click Overwrite File
  • Click Browse
  • Locate the modified version of the form on your local machine
  • Click Open/OK
  • Click Submit

This will overwrite the blank form with your modified version and the Northampton tutors can access it through NILE. The name of the file will remain the same. You will see a green bar at the top of the screen stating: “Success: Item Overwritten”.

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