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Q: When will CAFAS be available?

A: CAFAS is available as a hosted service via UniSA until the end of 2011.


Q: How do I access CAFAS?

A: Please see the Login (Shibboleth) page for further advice. If your institution is a member of the Australian Access Federation (AAF) it should be relatively straight forward. If not your institution will need to download the open-source code and host is locally - speak to your IT Administrator. 


Q: Does CAFAS cost anything?

A: No, it is provided free under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Australia Licence. Under this Licence you are free to copy, distribute, display and perform the work and to make derivative works.


Q: How many people are using CAFAS?

A: Currently approx 10 academics in two schools at UniSA have been using the prototype of CAFAS (which runs in Excel) for about 2 years - with good results. Due to the limitations of Excel, CAFAS has been redeveloped in Flash as an online system - CAFAS Online - with funding from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. CAFSA Online is in regular use by 3 academics and their associates (tutors).


Q: What do student’s think of CAFAS?

A: Student’s like CAFAS because it is a convenient way of receiving feedback and assessment results. In response to the question "Digital Feedback and Assessment Sheets were emailed to you (PDF file) for each assessment. What are the benefits/disadvantages of this new system for providing feedback and calculating assessment?" students commented:


  • "Convenience - I can receive them at home instead of going to Uni. Detailed comments were great, so were the graphs".

  • "This was a really good method of feedback. They provided in depth explanation of all facets of the assignments which enabled you to see exactly where you went wrong, or what could be improved".

  • "It was fantastic to receive such comprehensive feedback. Since I spent a lot of time on ensuring my assignments were at a high standard, it was nice to know that course staff made the effort to undertake a detailed review of my assignments and provide valuable feedback".

  • "This was very beneficial and excellent feedback! Just having a single comment and a score isn't very helpful, but having this digital feedback explains every assessment criteria, as well as percentage weightings, the grade and comments. This feedback should be kept this way".

  • "This was genuinely useful in seeing where criteria was and wasn't met and what to improve or look out for in future assessments".

  • "Yes, this was a new way of providing feedback to students. The assessment sheets themselves were very comprehensive and allowed for thorough, detailed feedback, which is greatly appreciated. I think overall, the system was beneficial to students, it was just different to see graphs and charts on a marking sheet. Different, but comprehensive = good".



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