Time constrained assessments (TCAs) have been devised as a method of delivering online assessments in a student’s home. TCAs involve using timed release content on Blackboard, to administer an assignment to students with a time-bound Turnitin assessment point. It is important that the assignment content and Turnitin submission point are released under controlled conditions, and that the Grade Centre is managed to allow for marking and feedback without early grade release.
This page will detail how to set up TCAs on your Blackboard module.
A visual representation of the steps involved in setting up a TCA or Short Format Assignment (SFA) appears below:
Below you will find a links to detailed guides, in five parts, describing the process of creating and managing TCAs on Blackboard.
Walkthrough of the TCA process with Kevin Jacques (College of Science, Director of Academic Quality and Standards)
N.B. For upcoming timed assessments, if there is a requirement for a cohort of students to be able to access a specific ebook title, please get in touch with your Academic Subject Librarian as soon as possible.