Introducing Automated e-Assessment to New Courses and Colleagues

Durham University Mathematical Sciences introduced automated e-Assessment (using both the STACK and Numbas systems) for some in-term undergraduate assessments in 2019.

Following the success of this pilot programme, the department has recently begun to expand the use of e-Assessment, with the goal of having it make up half of the homework assessments in all suitable first and second year modules.

This talk will outline the successes and challenges of this process.

The talk will provide a brief introduction to both of these systems and how they were implemented at Durham.

It will then proceed to focus on the challenges of picking which types of questions are suitable for being converted to e-Assessment (looking at the particular difficulties pure maths modules) and working with module leaders who are not familiar with automated e-Assessment.