Automated Feedback: For Students

This article is a step by step guide for students on Automated Feedback, with all the information any student needs to get started.

Updated over a week ago

Introduction

In this article we will walk you through how to use Automated Feedback from the perspective of a student

If you’d like more information on how this tool works, you can check out the overview article here:

Tool In Action

Step 1: Instructions

In this step, you can read the instructions that have been set by your teacher.

Step 2: Hand in

Hand in your assignment at Step 2: Hand in. In the top right corner, you can see how much time there is left for this task. The sooner you hand in your assignment, the more time you will have to work through the comments given by Automated Feedback before handing in your final version.

If you teacher has enabled Plagiarism check, you will have to first accept the terms and conditions. After clicking Accept, you will be able to easily submit your file. Please note that plagiarism check results are only visible for teachers, and that students won't see anything different in that process.

To submit your files, please drop a file, select it from your device or paste a publicly accessible link. Our Automated Feedback tool supports different types of files. In particular, all of those that can be converted to PDF format. Here you have a list of all the supported filetypes:

  • PDF

  • DOC

  • DOCX

  • ODT

  • PAGES

  • PPT

  • PPTX

  • PPSX

  • ODP

  • KEY

  • ODS

  • TXT

  • RTF

Step 3: Receiving feedback

After uploading your assignment, the system will review your work to see if the required criteria are present in your document. The checking of your work will take about two to three minutes.

The feedback is provided in Step 3 and can be either a compliment or a suggestion. A compliment is given if the system recognizes that a certain criterion is met by your work. A suggestion is made if a given criterion is not met by your work.

To see how you have done, you can click the view feedback to enter your document. Within the document, more in-depth feedback will be given. The specific item will be highlighted to ensure you know to which part the feedback relates.

Marking feedback as incorrect

The feedback given to you by the system is not always perfect, so you might not agree with the suggestions it provides. If this is the case, you can click mark as incorrect and the feedback will change from a suggestion to contested. Letting us know that certain feedback provided is incorrect will actually help us improve the quality of our feedback.


Processing the feedback

Once you have received the feedback you can start processing this. You can submit your assignment(s) as many times as you would like to this submission point until the deadline passes. Please note that at all times you are eligible to remove the file you’ve uploaded at Step 2: hand in. You can do so by clicking on the trash can. There will be no record made of the file you’ve uploaded in our system.

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