School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics E-Learning Unit
A very broad overview of Numbas use at Newcastle University (UK).
Who is using Numbas and how.
Some observations of recent activity and trends here.
Team of 4(ish) dedicated to supporting technology-enhanced teaching and learning in our School of Maths, Stats & Physics.
MAS1607, moderate use
MAS1803, high use
Pre-Covid, the E-Learning Unit (mostly) prepared Numbas questions on behalf of module leaders.
Step change at the start of Covid:
Numbas is used throughout the student life-cycle in a number of different applications (each one probably a 15 min talk!)
Numbas and manual marking to enable more efficient, focussed marking.
More on Wednesday!
Adaptive marking became an unlikely contender for doing laboratory experiments!
Explore mode more naturally accomodates lab and practical activities.
Pre-Covid we ran a very small number of in-person exams.
We use a "Numbas application" to deliver exams in a locked-down browser.
2019/20: all semester 2, stage 1 exams in Maths, Stats & Physics moved online (pass-fail format).
2020/21: Stage 1 exams stayed online in a "4 in 24" format.
This year: ~20 exams planned in-person using a combination of our University lock-down exam system Inspera and Numbas.
Has taken a long time to develop.
What has helped:
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