SRES (Student Relationship Engagement System) is a platform that supports you to use a spreadsheet of student data to create personalised communications with students, either via email or by directly embedding a ‘portal’ in the LMS. It can be used for mail-merge messaging e.g. of students who performed poorly in an early assessment or who have not been attending labs; collating student input including self-reflection exercises; marking assignments with a rubric and providing personalised feedback to students; automating peer evaluation of groupwork, and more …
SRES is currently in a trial phase for early adopters. The SRES CoP meets weekly during semester to provide support, ideas, and to trouble-shoot. For more information please contact Chris Bridge.
- Three subject coordinators describe their experience with SRES for the Technology in Teaching Innovators Group (Sept 2020): Carmel Abrahams (Chemistry) and Andrew Buldt (Allied Health) on ‘mailmerge’ emails, and Pam Hurst (Life Sciences) on attendance tracking, and collating student reflections.
- Peer evaluation of groupwork (Sept 2021) – with Dilhani Premaratna (Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences)
- Improving marking efficiency and feedback quality in a very large first-year subject (Sept 2021) – with Andrew Buldt (Allied Health)
- A thesis-marking workflow for Engineering projects (Oct 2021) – with Matt Felicetti (Engineering)
- Tobias Barkley (Law) describes how he used SRES (Oct 2020) to mark essays using a click-button rubric, record audio feedback to the students, provide all that to the students via a portal in the LMS, then elicit feedback from the students concerning whether they understood the marking and feedback, and what they planned to do to improve in the future.
- Subject Week (Feb 2021) session on SRES
- Getting started and creating your first list
- Exporting student identification date from Allocate+ and adding the student username
N.B. In the meantime Danny has written the code so that SRES creates the student username automatically – based on the student ID number – so you don’t need to upload the student username separately. However, for (rare) non-standard student email addresses/usernames, you will need to correct them manually.
- Ensuring preferred name is not blank
- Importing data to your list
- Manually updating your student list
- Creating a filter (mail-merge email)
- Taking attendance
- Collecting get-to-know-you data from students and adding it to your roll
- Creating a portal (web-page version of mail-merge)
In this video Danny demonstrates how to set up an SRES portal, how to embed it in the LMS, and how to enable student input, using the case of a student reflection assignment as an example. He shows how SRES can be set up to enable marking efficiency, and how a portal can also be used to provide feedback to students.
- Giving the same feedback comment to all students in a groupwork team
- Peer marking of groupwork
In this video Danny sets up an SRES workflow for students to self and peer review their performance in groupwork according to a detailed rubric, make anonymous comments, as well as read the comments their peers make, and reflect on how they could do better in groupwork next time.