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Assessment feedback feedforward policy and guidance

This Policy is to be read in conjunction with the guidance document. The policy and guidance applies to all HE provision.


A number of staff contributed and provided content, case studies, advice and guidance and peer review including HISA representatives. Particular thanks are due to these names listed.

These learning resources are structured into the following five main topics:

  • Why reflect on practice?
  • Tools for reflection
  • In practice
  • Assessment design
  • Blackboard tools

There is also a bookshelf which contains links to a selection of useful and relevant resources.

Throughout these learning resources you’ll find guidance on the University’s Assessment, Feedback and Feedforward policy as well as guidance on enhancing current practice.

Each of the learning resources opens up in a new browser tab. Click the ‘x’ on the tab when you have completed a topic to return to the list of resources above.



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For more information on assessment and feedback guidance and policy contact Andy Brown andy.brown@uhi.ac.uk.

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  • A PDF version of this resource is available.
  • A PDF version of the whole Assessment feedback feedforward resource is also available.


The bookshelf contains downloadable documents, background papers and links to relevant websites referred to in these resources.