Sunday, 9 December 2012

Recent SAGE blogs

A collection of recent blog posting concerned with Submitting and Grading Electronically (SAGE) all taken from 

A few people have asked how they can use a spell checker within Turnitin GradeMark. Generally if you use Google Chrome as your Internet Browser spelling errors will be underlined with the red zigzagged line under the mispelled word. However, the dictionary on Chrome is US English. Also, there are some versions of Chrome that cause various elements of GradeMark to behave ‘weirdly’ (sorry, that’s the best word I could come up with for it!).
There is a way you can use Firefox to check spelling with a UK English dictionary. This is the browser we recommend that you use for NILE anyway, so it’s probably for the best really. There a few steps involved, but as always the LearnTech team has developed some guidance on how you can get this set up on your PC. Click the link below to open the guide.
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Guidance from the Health & Safety Office has been updated for Online Marking. General guidance on the use of computers still applies to electronic marking so there is nothing within the document that specically talks about SaGE and the processes involved, but the principles remain the same and the pointers should be followed whatever the computer is being used for.

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Did you know you can use italics, bold and underlined text in your feedback in GradeMark?
Typing very simple tags (text) either side of the text you would like to format will allow you to change the appearance of the text, e.g:
I know how to put comments in italics
I can put them in bold too or underline them.
Will create text that appears like this:
I know how to put comments in italics
I can put them in bold too or underline them.
for italics
for bold
for underline

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The new schedule of Autumn and Winter 2012 SaGE awareness events is now available for staff to sign up.
These sessions will provide staff with an opportunity to ensure they are familiar with the tools within NILE which will allow  students to submit electronically and for them to provide feedback.
The first hour will consist of a presentation and demonstration, with the remaining hour for those staff who wish to stay and try the material on their own modules in NILE or a training module in NILE with the benefit of the Learning Technologist present.
The schedule and link to sign up is shown below:
17/1010-12Tpod – Park Campus Library
24/1010-12Tpod – Park Campus Library
24/102-4MB6 – Avenue Campus
31/102-4Tpod – Park Campus Library
7/112-4MB6 – Avenue Campus
8/1110-12Tpod – Park Campus Library
15/1110-12Tpod – Park Campus Library
21/112-4MB6 – Avenue Campus
29/112-4Tpod – Park Campus Library
4/122-4Tpod – Park Campus Library
Signup using the link below:
If staff wish to have bespoke training then contact the Learning Technology Team on ext 2696 or via email at
Staff who wish to feedback on the SaGE process generally should use the comments feature on the link below:
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