Ten step process
There are ten core tasks in the process of submission and marking and feedback. These correspond to stages four to seven of the assessment and feedback lifecycle and are the most problematic stages according to our research.
We have chosen to show 11 boxes because 'apply penalty or mitigation' is a single task but might occur at different times depending on whether the penalty was for late submission or academic misconduct.
By making good use of EMA systems you can cut out much of the manual intervention that consumes resource, introduces error and adds little value to the learning experience.
Below is our overview of the submission, marking and feedback process.
This model covers all types of summative assessment where tutors give a mark as well as qualitative feedback. It also covers iterative processes where students might:
- Undertake formative checking of their own work using text matching tools to review academic integrity
- Undertake self or peer review
- Be required to show evidence that they have engaged with their feedback before their mark is released.
This is a high level overview. There is no right or wrong way to draw a process map - you need to choose the level that is right for you. For example you might choose to break down some of the sub processes further. Find out more in our guide to process mapping.