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Assessment Feedback and Digital Technologies (Post-Primary)

Course Details


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Course Dates

24-05-24 to 23-05-25

Study time

1.5 hours approximately. As part of the course, participants try out some digital tools for feedback with their class. They then return to reflect on how they got on.

Target Audience

All post-primary teachers



This short course aims to help teachers use digital technologies to support the provision of assessment feedback to students.

Drawing on the NCCA guidelines and effective practice in assessment feedback, the course describes a number of digital tools and methods which can be used in this context.

The course explores different ways of providing assessment feedback to students, such as annotating images, text-based feedback (including voice to text) and audio feedback. It also provides short how-to videos demonstrating how to use these tools in practice.

This course is applicable to all learning scenarios and all class levels.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the role digital technologies can play in providing feedback to students
  • Describe how digital tools can be used to support effective assessment feedback in the post-primary classroom
  • Identify and use a selection of digital tools to support the provision of effective feedback to students.

Course Content

The course has five short sections and a discussion forum.

  • Introduction
  • Annotating PDFs and Images
  • Providing Text Feedback
  • Providing Audio Feedback
  • Conclusion / tips for teachers


Technical Requirements: A good broadband internet connection and a laptop, desktop pc or tablet (with the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari installed).


A course certificate is provided upon completion of this course.

You may be able to consider this course for Croke Park hours, subject to school management approval, particularly in relation to up to ten ‘Croke Park’ hours that may be allowed for potential individual/small group use (Circular 0042/2016 Primary and Circular 045/2016 Post Primary).

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