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 receive feedback 

Throughout a course, there are usually opportunities for teachers and students to collaboratively discuss assessments and solutions in class or online. 

A good thing to remember about discussions is that topics are often prompted by students so if you need some guidance on a particular issue, then a discussion forum is a great place to ask for assistance.

A rubric breaks down a set task into individual assessment criteria. Typically, for each criterion there will be text that describes what performance at different grade levels look like. 

As a student, rubrics can be useful both during and after an assignment. 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. Rubric-based feedback often includes additional comments to help you identify any issues specific to your work.

Overall, the benefits of rubrics are that they provide a clear set of goalposts for students and ensure assignments are marked consistently and fairly.

During your studies you may receive individual feedback and course updates in variety of formats, including email, announcements, feedback attached to your assessment submission, audio, video and more.

To ensure you don’t miss any important feedback or messages make sure your Canvas notification settings are set according to your personal preferences.

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.

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.