Assessment Feedback and Digital Technologies (Post Primary) (online)

This short course aims to help teachers use digital technologies to support the provision of assessment feedback to students. Drawing on the NCCA guidelines and effective practice in assessment feedback, the course describes a number of tools and methods which can be used in this context to support learning in any subject area. It includes examples of digital tools and demonstrates how they work. It also covers different ways of providing feedback to students, such as annotating images, text-based feedback (including voice to text) and audio feedback. This course is applicable to all learning scenarios and is particularly useful for remote teaching/blended learning.

Duration1.5 hours minimum over a few days (as you need to try out some digital tools for feedback with your class, after which you return with reflections on how you got on). Allow additional time depending on how many links/apps you choose to explore.
Skill LevelBasic
Target AudienceAll (post primary) teachers

Online course availability, requirements and access

The course is delivered via First, check the Course Schedule for information on available dates. Enrolment links appear on once the course is open for enrolment (login first, then see the link labelled “Find links to enrol, here”).

Technical Requirements: A good broadband internet connection and a laptop, desktop pc or tablet (with the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari installed).

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the role digital technologies can play in providing feedback to students
  • Describe how digital tools can be used to support effective assessment feedback in the post primary classroom
  • Identify and use a selection of digital tools to support the provision of effective feedback to students

Course Content

The course has five short sections and a discussion forum.

  • Introduction
  • Annotating PDFs and Images
  • Providing Text Feedback
  • Providing Audio Feedback
  • Conclusion / tips for teachers