The aim of the eAssessment project is to identify electronic assessment options that facilitate improved pedagogical practices and address existing administrative issues.

A key component of this transformation process is the selection and deployment of a centrally-supported online assessment solution, available to all schools and faculties as required, that aligns with the majority of user requirements and integrates seamlessly into the existing information technology infrastructure of the University.

Project duration: February 2018–December 2019

Key milestones

The eAssessment project commenced in July 2018. Since that time, extensive engagement activities have been conducted with every school and faculty across the University. Key interest groups including students, space management, central examinations and Information Technology Services have also provided feedback to the eAssessment project team. In excess of 300 functional and non-functional requirements were identified as a result of these consultations which were outlined in the Business Requirements Specifications document. This document was used to guide discussions and assess solutions during the initial obligation-free product demonstrations, conducted in October and November of 2018 and through the formal solution review conducted by the eAssessment project Evaluation Panel ahead of the Invitation to Offer.

In 2019, the project will be working with members of the Steering Committee and Advisory Group, as well as asking the University community to contribute to testing solutions to identify those that best meet the assessment needs of UQ staff and students. This engagement will follow the Invitation to Offer and will form the basis for the selection and pilot of a solution before implementation.

Project team

Governance

The eAssessment Project is governed by stakeholders from across the University. The responsibilities and membership of each group are as follows.

Meeting Purpose Members

Sponsors Meeting

To identify and discuss any risks, concerns or questions regarding the progress of the project. 

Professor Doune Macdonald

Dr Sam McKenzie

Dr Greg Winslett

Steering Committee

To approve the needs analysis and the resulting list of requirements as identified through school and faculty engagement; approve the shortlisted solutions; and confirm the desired solution for integration into UQ’s existing IT infrastructure.

Professor Doune Macdonald (Chair)

Professor Karen Benson

Dr Simon Collyer

Dr Sam McKenzie

Rowan Salt

Dr Greg Winslett

Advisory Group

To review and recommend requirements identified for the proposed solution; review available solution capabilities as researched by the project team; and then assist in the selection process via shortlisting, through to final selection of a preferred solution.

Dr Greg Winslett (Chair)

Debbie Bertram

Teresa Charlton

Ailsa Dickie

Dom McGrath

Dr Sam McKenzie

Associate Professor Karen Moni

Ranvir Parmar

Fiona Porter

Kym Powell

Mika Sato

Li Xuan Tan

Kim Taylor

Jessica Tsai

Kym Ward

Associate Professor Vincent Wheatley

Kaiyin Wu

Professor Paul Young