Supporting your students

How to support your students

There are a number of ways that you can support your students in making sense of the feedback and actioning it to improve their learning.

Provide clear expectations around the assessment at the start

The first step in supporting students with feedback is having clear communication and setting expectations around the assessment and the feedback before students begin the task. Students need to be made aware how they will receive the feedback, when they will receive it and what they will be able to do with the feedback.

Feedback needs to be integrated into the learning practice

Support should be provided to students so that they have the necessary skills to be able to apply the feedback. Students benefit from learning how to receive the feedback, how to incorporate the feedback in their learning and how to give feedback when required. Make time within the learning to engage students in discussion around the feedback they received.

Create a safe space for communication around feedback

It is recommended that you provide students with a safe environment for dialogue and sharing to encourage students to be open to receiving the feedback and actioning it.  Providing opportunities for your students to share their ideas, reflections on their learning, as a result of having completed an assessment task, with you and/or other students can greatly improve their understanding of the concepts and assessment task outcomes.

What resources and services are available to students

Here are some resources to help students know where they can view their feedback in a Moodle assignment, assessment and gradebook.

Assessment and results: Feedback on your assessments

This guide shows students where they can view their exam responses.

Monash Library: Moodle: Viewing feedback and grades

This guide shows students how they can find end-of-semester feedback.

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