Exam & Continuous Assessment Web Entry

Important Notes:

  1. Following the Government restrictions placed on DCU as a result of the Covid-19 virus emergency, we have extended the decision to hold January examinations online to the May examinations and August resit sessions, bar a very small number of exceptional cases. Students for whom a campus exam is planned will be notified.
     
  2. The Exam Marks component of the web entry system is based upon an anonymous exam number to identify the student's work. Anonymity has been temporarily suspended and the student will now be identified on the system by DCU STUDENT NUMBER and NAME.
     
  3. Some modules CA/Exam assessment breakdown data have been changed in ITS (programme structures) which will impact on how marks will be uploaded by lecturers. The attached table summarises how modules should be uploaded on the web entry system based on the changes to the module assessment detail.

    A more detailed upload guide can be found here
    Marks and Results Guideline

  4. The Marks Entry System for Anonymous Marking & Continuous Assessment is only available internally on the DCU staff network or by connecting to the VPN System off campus.

    For instructions on how to setup a VPN connection see VPN Setup Instructions.
     

  5. Please contact your school secretary/faculty administrator if you do not see your correct modules.  The school secretary/faculty administrator can/should update the module specifications on Coursebuilder to grant you access (via the anonymous marker field in the course builder module). School Secretaries do not perform this function in the FSH.

 

  • For instructions on uploading results from Loop, please see the following guide

 

The table below summarises which web entry system should be used, depending
on the method of assessment:

Anon marking guide table

 

The following amendments have been made to the Anonymous Marking System

Amendment 1

Amend the selection criteria on both the Exam & Continuous assessment web marks entry screen.

Amend the selection criteria so that 'Programme' and 'Year of Study' options are optional fields. This allows an examiner to select a module and all students for that module across multiple programmes and display them on one screen, grouped by programme. This also allows the examiner to select module and programme and/or year of study, and view all the students that match those criteria, giving complete flexibility of choice. The advantage to examiners is that they are allowed to access modules taught over multiple programmes in an easy manner, grouped per programme, while maintaining the granularity of access using all three selection options.

Amendment 2

Amend the sort order of the examiner reports displayed on the portal pages

Amend the sort order of the examiner reports displayed on the portal pages to allow examiners to sort by Student exam number (if available), alphabetically by student name and by programme. The advantage to examiners is that they are now able to choose the sort order and change the sort order depending on the nature of the request. This will provide easier access to locate results for individual students.

Amendment 3

Amend the examiner report on the portal page to make key information available earlier.

Make continuous assessment and exam marks available on the examiner portal page before the final marks and result is calculated i.e. before the data has been entered into the ITS Study Record by the faculty office. The advantage to examiners is that they can identify how students performed at an earlier stage based upon the exam & continuous assessment marks. Please note the exam number will only be visible when the exam mark has been uploaded.