|Identify what tools are available at your institution
||For the standard tools this will be obvious.
For more specialised tools you might have to ask around. Your institution might have access already or might be willing to support your request.
|Identify and attend training opportunities
||Your institution might offer courses.
You will be able to find some material online.
|Seek contact with colleagues who have used tools
||Ask around your colleagues, they might be willing to explore the same issues.
Staff in the e-learning support section of your institution might be able to put you in contact with others.
|Experiment with the tools
||Always try out all features you might want to use, best in the context of your own situation, e.g., by re-marking a previous assignment.
The e-learning support team at your institution might be able to setup a trial course for you in the LMS.
Use a trial course and pretend students to follow through the whole process, both from the marker and the student perspective.
|Arrange access to tools for your students
||You might have to apply in your institution to have an LMS component setup for your course.
|Plan your approach to using tools for your assignment considering all phases of the assignment process
||Do assignments have to be submitted in certain document formats so you can use your selected tools for marking?
Is there anything specific about your discipline which could have a flow-on effect on tool selection (e.g., do you need to deal with mathematical formulas or computer programs?).
How will you work with markers? Will they have access to the tools required?
|Identify what information you need to communicate to students
||What level of computer access is required?Does this level match the classification of your course as web-supported, web-enhanced or web-based?|
Do you students need specific tools or skills?
Will the process require any involvement besides submitting a solution?
Will the students need to look for team members?
What information do you need to give students regarding mechanisms for submission, release of results and communication?