At RMIT, teaching staff will provide you with feedback to assist in improving your performance while you study.
You should expect to receive progressive results and feedback within 10 working days of your assessment due date and submission. You can also request feedback if you feel it has not been provided during the stated time frame, or in one of the various formats outlined below.
In any course, formal and informal feedback is provided in multiple ways. Think about how you might apply assessment feedback to further develop your learning and level of achievement.
Ways you might receive feedback
- Class discussion and interaction – Throughout a course, there are usually opportunities for teachers and students to collaboratively discuss assessments and solutions in class or online. If you need guidance on a particular issue, then a Canvas discussion forum is a great place to ask for assistance
- Rubrics and criteria – A rubric breaks down a set task into individual assessment criteria. Rubrics can help you take a complex assignment and break it into smaller tasks that you can check off prior to submission. Teachers will often use the rubric to structure their feedback to you by highlighting which level you achieved for each criterion. This way you can see which aspects of a task you did well on and which ones to work on. Overall, the benefits of rubrics are that they provide a clear set of goalposts for students and ensure assignments are marked consistently and fairly
- In person (one-on-one) – Teaching staff are often available for informal discussion, so be sure to check in Canvas for your teachers’ availability for student consultations. Make the most of this opportunity to help improve relevant knowledge and skills for future assessment
- Group feedback – Working in teams is very important in industry and so you will likely have some group assessments in your courses at RMIT. In addition to individual feedback, your teacher may provide feedback to an entire group or class. This will likely include generic discussions about the collective strengths and/or weaknesses demonstrated in the assessment