LTI are the School’s point of contact for the support and development of assessment and feedback with technology (e-assessment). E-assessment can be diagnostic, formative or summative.

Why use it?
Technology enables new methods of assessment. Some of the benefits of using e-assessment in your courses (programmes) include:

⦿ Immediacy in feedback provision
⦿ Student access regardless of geographical locations or time-zones.
⦿ Reduced staff workloads
⦿ Enhanced quality of student feedback.

How we can help
Our aim is to improve assessment practices and processes within LSE. That covers the whole range of the assessment life-cycle from e-design of assessment to e-submission, e-marking, e-feedback and e-return.

⦿ We can discuss your requirements
⦿ We can provide examples of what has worked in other departments and
⦿ We can support your implementation of e-assessment.
⦿ We are also leading various e-assessment pilots across LSE which can help define and develop a roadmap for delivering future assessment requirements.

E-Assessment at LSE

The majority of e-assessment at LSE is delivered via Moodle. Moodle provides web-based support for courses and programmes by bringing together a range of assessment tools in one location that is available at any time and from any place via the internet. Our Moodle portal provides more information about how it is used at the School and support documentation, while our Assessment and Feedback in Moodle section provides e-assessment specific documentation including guidelines and good practice.

Turnitin is a service that matches text from Moodle student submitted assignments against its extensive databases of previously submitted student assignments, websites and academic papers. Turnitin’s Originality Check produces an originality report and a score (%), for deterring and detecting potential plagiarism.
For more information about how the TurnItIn originality check can be used by teachers and students, and accessed via Moodle, please see the Turnitin page and TurnItIn FAQs (staff and students).

LTI have a one year site licence for this academic year. Maple TA is an online testing and assessment software designed especially for quantitative disciplines that involve the use of maths and statistics. It has many features including:

⦿ integration with Moodle;
⦿ visualisation of mathematical problems;
⦿ automatically generating questions;
⦿ free response answers for questions that have more than one correct answer;
⦿ automatic marking and the provision of instant feedback;
⦿ adaptive testing with individualised question paths.

If you are interested in using MapleTA for your course or just want to find out more email

Blog posts are short ‘web logs’ based on reverse chronological posting of news items. Blog posts can contain text, images, videos and hyperlinks offering great opportunities to reach a wider audience. Visit our blogs for assessment page to find out how to incorporate blogs in formative/summarive assessment. Find out more about how you could use blogging in teaching and learning.

Blog assessment

Dr Michael Muthukrishna for PS110
Dr Muthukrishna used Moodle OU blog activity in summative assessment. Students had to write two media/blog posts  summarising key findings in psychology. Read more…

Dr Harry Walker for AN300
Dr Walker used LSE blogs (WordPress) in summative assessment. Students had to design and manage their own blog. Read more… (coming soon!)

Blogging in teaching and learning

LSE innovator Connson Locke  coming soon