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Assigning Marks

Research has found that assigning marks to FLUX activities can significantly increase engagement and learning outcomes. In fact, in one class it was found that assigning just 5% of the unit's over all mark increased class attendance by 45%.

To help you implement your own marking strategy, we've detailed the key considerations for marking below.

Alternative assessment

With FLUX, you can leave questions open for participants who aren't able to make it to class. The best way to do this is to create a new "participant group" so that you can grade these students separately. See our article on Participant Groups to learn how to create groups.

If you'd like, you can also you "lock" this participant group and add students manually. This will allow you to control who can and can't answer questions in this group. See Participant Access for how to restrict access to a group.

Marking strategy

Our research has found that one of the most effective strategies is to provide marks for attempting questions in your face-to-face classes while only providing marks for correct answers to questions answered after class. This encourages genuine engagement with the recorded material that was covered in class.

Default Marking in FLUX

We have tried to keep FLUX as un-opinionated as possible when it comes to marking. We've done this because we want you to be able to decide how different questions are scored and weighted. That said, in some situations automatic scoring of polls is necessary and in these cases we use the following formulas:

Standard Polls - Participants who select any one of the options marked as correct will have their response scored as correct.

Polls with Multiple Responses enabled - Participants must select all of the options marked as correct to have their response scored as correct. Participants who select only some of the correct answers will be scored as incorrect.

Team Polls - Participants' responses will be tied to their "team captain's" response and scored according to the descriptions above. Team captains are automatically selected randomly from among the participants who have joined the FLUX session.

To use your own marking scheme, you can export your participants' responses to a CSV file. From there you can use Excel or import the responses into your LMS to create a custom marking scheme.

Flexibility

It can be a good idea to set a threshold for full marks. For example, you might say participants who answer 80% or more of the questions receive full marks. This has been found to lower students' anxiety around answering and it also decreases administration work for instructors!


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