One would think that using an online system for examinations and assessments means not being able to keep tabs on students’ progress whilst they are taking their exam or submitting their assignment.
With WISEflow, this is not the case at all. WISEflow allows for the real-time viewing of students’ progress.
For Marvic Cuschieri, Manager II at the Faculty of Science, this is one of the most useful features of the system.
- When did you start using WISEflow?
I started using WISEflow as from this February examination session. During the last academic year, all lecturers within our Faculty opted to use the Exam VLE platform and hence it was a totally new experience for me and my team during this examination session.
- How easy is it to navigate through it, especially after the training and Q&A sessions offered by HR?
At first glance, considering I was accustomed to another platform I thought it involved a lot of work. But after attending the training session again in November (since I had attended the first training session during April 2020) I understood the process immediately and found it easy to navigate and set up. All the setting up of the flows were done by the departmental administrators and where then checked with members of staff at the main office. Finally, I checked all the flows and examination papers uploaded myself to make sure of no errors whatsoever. In this regard, I wish to take this opportunity to thank my wonderful administration team here at the Faculty of Science as they all worked together in a very efficient and effective manner. Thanks to all the attention to detail given, this examination session went very well without mishaps.
- What is your favourite feature of WISEflow so far?
WISEflow has a lot of features. One of them is the fact that you can view the students' progress as they are doing their examination. This makes monitoring easier than that of VLE exams. Another good aspect is safety in sharing the examination paper as the author (the lecturer) can easily share the paper with the other members of the board of examiners, securely, without the need of password-protecting the document etc. Another important feature is that the assessor can immediately input the grades on WISEflow, which will then be exported and imported into SIMS directly as actual results.
- Would you recommend the use of WISEflow to your colleagues?
Yes, definitely. It is safe, easy and very convenient as an examination platform. Obviously, the platform has its flaws but these issues are always present when introducing a new system. With feedback from staff using WISEflow, the system will be made more adaptable to our online examination requirements.
This is part of a series of testimonials on the use of WISEflow. This campaign is a collaborative effort by the Marketing, Communications & Alumni Office, the Office for Human Resources Management & Development, the Office of the Registrar and IT Services.
For a list of available resources and upcoming training sessions on WISEflow, please visit this dedicated webpage.