Archive for the ‘Unisa Assignments’ Category

The new WikiStudent is now live

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

The new WikiStudent, for Unisa students, went live a couple of weeks ago. The URL:

We need Unisa students to become editors to help fill in the content - see the new site for how to join.

This blog is no longer being updated. You can browse the archives if you’re interested in how WikiStudent was re-built.

An idea for the assignments section

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

A few days ago I mentioned introducing an “assignments” heading into all the module pages. It seemed like a good idea, but I hadn’t actually thought of what would go there specifically.

Now I have! How about letting students upload their assignment solutions to the site? After they’ve been marked, of course, and only if you’ve done well! You can fill in the year, assignment number, link to your file, and the mark it got, and students in future years will find it useful. (And I’m sure that assignment questions, like exam questions, get repeated from year to year.)

I think it will work because:

  1. Hardly anybody makes study notes, but everyone does assignments, so there will be many contributions
  2. It can be helpful to see another student’s correct solutions, which may be different to your own