Course Title: Assessment & Feedback for Tertiary Learning & Teaching

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Assessment & Feedback for Tertiary Learning & Teaching

Credit Points: 12.00


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Teaching Period(s)


RMIT University Vietnam


810P Office of the President, RMITV


Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2018,
Viet1 2019

Course Coordinator: Melanie Brown

Course Coordinator Phone: +84 837761373

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Vietnam

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment, please see Google Calendar

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Participants will be those whose professional practice may involve teaching, curriculum design, academic development or learning support.  As a practitioner, you will have an understanding of the tertiary education context. You will be employed in a capacity that allows you to access learning and assessment environments.

Course Description

This course will develop your ability to design contemporary, inclusive and authentic assessments and provide constructive student feedback in a range of modes - both online and offline. You will build on the concept of constructive alignment of learning outcomes, look at ways to create inclusive, flexible and digital assessed tasks and determine what constitutes good feedback. You will use the insights you develop to construct an assessment and reflect on and review your practice in one of the courses you teach.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be equipped to guide your students toward better achievement of learning outcomes, design relevant assessments to measure attainment of those outcomes, use digital assessment and feedback methods more effectively, and increase students’ satisfaction with their learning experiences. This course is designed to develop the following program learning outcomes:

Employ appropriate digital skills and theoretical knowledge to design effective learning outcomes, learning activities and assessment in tertiary teaching

Apply analytical decision making techniques to enhance student engagement and learning.

Problem solve effectively and apply sustainable practices related to tertiary teaching.

Critically reflect on your own work and apply logical and critical thinking in resolving learning and teaching issues in tertiary education contexts.

Operate ethically and sensitively in international and intercultural educational contexts.

Critically research, analyse and evaluate theoretical knowledge about approaches to learning responsive to diversity of learners.

Undertake research and professionally communicate theoretical positions about teaching practice and effective student learning using educational discourses.



  1. Describe, evaluate and critically analyze your own feedback and assessment approaches drawing upon educational literature and your past and current practice
  2. Design effective assessments and rubrics that cater to learner diversity, are meaningful and authentic, encourage deep learning, use digital technologies and are aligned to learning outcomes.
  3. Design and employ a range of effective feedback strategies, including digital modes.
  4. Define key assessment and feedback concepts and explain how they relate to one another.

Overview of Learning Activities

In the online learning environment you will interact with a range of multimedia and text resources, complete self-checks, reflective tasks and interact with peers through discussion.

Overview of Learning Resources

All of the multimodal learning resources (videos, podcasts, visual material, readings) used in this course will be provided or linked to directly from the Learning Management System.

As an enrolled student of RMIT University you will also be provided with access via the internet to the RMIT Library databases and on-line facilities. Assistance is available from RMIT librarians in searching and navigating the on-line content.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course is designed to help you reflect on and develop your teaching and learning practice through activities that build on issues discussed and experienced in class. The assessments are directly aligned to the Learning Outcomes for this course.

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 40%  - Linked CLOs: 1

Assessment Task 2: 30%  - Linked CLOs: 2, 4

Assessment Task 3: 30%  - Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.