Who is it for?

Staff and students

What does it do?

At Queen Margaret University, we are using the Hub to hold both formative and summative assessments as an alternative to more traditional paper-based assessments. In some cases, tutors may find it appropriate to transfer some paper-based assessments to the online environment. Subjects as diverse as media, psychology, radiography and business have run online assessments.

The CAP has worked with tutors to develop all types of online assessment including those with images for both formative and summative assessments. Online assessments do not necessarily need to include multiple-choice questions but could include a wide range of other question types such as short and long paragraph questions, matching questions and assertion-reasoning questions.

In liaison with Registry and Information Services, the CAP has produced a guide to running an online summative assessment: this takes tutors through issues that they need to consider when running an online examination (see Documentation below).

If you are considering running an online assessment, please contact hub@qmu.ac.uk for advice and support.


You can download a guide to online assessing at QMU: Guide to Online Assessment (pdf 1.13MB)

How to access

QMU's vehicle for online assessing is the Hub

Useful links

The experience at Oxford Brookes University: Assessment scenarios (slides use "PageDown" key)


If you have any problems with using online assessments, please email us at: hub@qmu.ac.uk If you are a student, please include your matriculation number in the message and the module code if relevant.

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