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System update (21 April, 2021)

 

STAR platform's new and enhanced functions:

Upload of completed assessment files as attachments by students (applicable to Speaking and Writing assessment tasks, and subject to assessment task design)

 

When creating papers, teachers can see whether the tasks require manual marking in search results, and whether they allow file upload as answers in task preview.

In teacher report, open-ended questions are shown as requiring manual marking – a green icon indicates that it has been marked, while an orange one indicates that it is pending marking. Teachers can click the icon to view or download student's answer, and click 'Teacher's feedback' to enter / select comments.

In individual report, students can click the marking icon to view or download their submissions and teacher's comments.

Please click here for system requirement details.

  • (Creating paper) Preview whether the tasks allow file upload function

  • (Paper report) Green icon indicates a marked question; orange one indicates marking is pending. Click icon to view student's answers

  • (Paper report) View or download student's answers

  • (Paper report) Click 'Teacher's feedback' to start marking

  • (Individual report) Click icon to view or download student's answers and teacher's comments

 

Support Speaking assessment tasks (subject to the assessment task design)

 

When creating papers, teachers can see whether the tasks require manual marking in search results, and whether they allow file upload as answers / recording in task preview. Teachers can also try the recording function.

In teacher report, open-ended questions are shown as requiring manual marking – a green icon indicates that it has been marked, while an orange one indicates that it is pending marking. Teachers can click the icon to view or download student's answer, and click 'Teacher's feedback' to enter / select comments.

In individual report, students can click the marking icon to view or download their submissions and teacher's comments.

Please click here for system requirement details.

  • (Creating paper) Preview whether the tasks allow file upload / recording function

  • (Creating paper) Teachers can try the recording function

  • (Paper report) Green icon indicates a marked question; orange one indicates marking is pending. Click icon to view student's answers

  • (Paper report) Download student's answers

  • (Paper report) Click 'Teacher's feedback' to start marking

  • (Individual report) Click icon to download student's answers and teachers' comments

 

Support broadcast in Listening assessments (applicable to language subjects)

 

When creating papers, the paper setting of Listening tasks will have a 'Teacher to broadcast multimedia materials' option. If it is set to 'Yes', then students will not be able to play multimedia materials on their own when attempting the paper.

Teachers can use the paper preview function to access and play the multimedia materials in class; this setting can be changed after the paper is published for students to play the multimedia materials on their own if needed.

After submission or the assessment ends, students can review the multimedia materials.

  • (Creating paper) New 'Teacher to broadcast multimedia materials' setting

  • (Attempting paper) If set to 'Yes', then students cannot play the materials on their own

  • Teacher can use paper preview function to play the materials

  • Student can play the materials when reviewing paper

 

View the overall percentage of correctly answered assessment items in a specific time period (in the first phase, this is applicable to assessment items under the 'Gainful Use of TSA Materials' arrangements)

 

Teachers can view overall correct percentage of each assessment items in papers published under 'Gainful Use of TSA 2020 materials'.

  • Overall correct percentage of items in papers published under 'Gainful Use of TSA 2020 materials'

 

Other updates

 

Improvements:
The paper listing interface list is updated for clearer presentation (applicable to English language subject)

The following issues have been fixed:
1. Paper basic information (e.g. title, description) cannot be changed after the paper is closed
2. Attachments setting for students cannot be changed after the paper is published