Trouble opening documents in the assessment phase
When you are in the assessment phase of a peer assessment activity, there's a small chance you may have trouble downloading, opening, or reading a document that you have been assigned to evaluate. In this case, please try to get in touch with the person whose work you are assessing. Click their name and see if their email address is visible. If it is, write to them and explain exactly what problem you have faced in handling their document, and ask them to send it to you by email. But please complete the peer assessment online on Moodle using the assessment form provided. If you don't get a functioning copy of a non-opening document quickly enough, fill out a dummy assessment to receive credit for your part of the work.
Check your submission
Whenever you upload a document on a website - whether it is a journal submission system, INASP Moodle, or something else - it's always a good idea to try to download and open that document to make sure it has been uploaded properly. Errors sometimes happen during the uploading stage because of which your document may have been uploaded incompletely or may not have been uploaded at all!
Having trouble enrolling in a course?
If you receive enrollment instructions for a particular course, you'll need to follow the instructions carefully. Don't rush through this process. In particular, you have to locate the right course (and the right batch number, if relevant) and enter the enrollment key exactly as given in the instructions. It's a good idea to copy the key from the instructions and paste it in the box where you have to enter it.
After entering the enrollment key, you can "unhide" it to see if it matches the key given to you. Make sure there are no extra spaces or other inessential characters.
If you can't join your course AND you're absolutely sure that you have tried enrolling in the right course with the right enrollment key, you may email the course facilitator to seek help. Please mention in your email the full name of the course you tried to join and the enrollment key you used.
Related: Enrollment deadline
You can see the profiles of your fellow course participants by clicking on their names in the forums, in the participants list, the online users block, etc. So write something about yourself in your profile so others can get to know you When you edit your profile, you can set your email address to be visible to your course colleagues, to everyone on INASP Moodle, or to no-one. We recommend that you use the first setting so that your course colleagues can get in touch with you to discuss collaboration or interesting opportunities.
Email copies of forum posts
Posts made on forums within a course are sent as email copies to people who have subscribed to those forums. You may be subscribed by default to the forums in the courses you are participating in.
If you don't wish to receive the email copies, you can unsubscribe from any or all the forums. Just click the "unsubscribe from this forum" or "unsubscribe from all forums" link in any email copy of a forum post. You can also visit the forum and click "unsubscribe from this forum" in the "forum administration" block on the left.
If you unsubscribe from the forums, please make sure you visit your course regularly to check the forum posts, for there might be a lot of great discussions going on!
If there is a "news forum" in your course, you might not be able to unsubscribe from this forum because important announcements are made here by the course facilitator.
When you will see peer assessments
Open peer assessment activity
Single-blind peer assessment activity
What to do if you've not received any assessments
There's a small chance that none of the people who have been allocated your work completed the assessment. This is an unfortunate outcome (but hopefully rare). If you don't see a "grade for submission" when in fact you have submitted your work, we will award you credit for the activity as long as you have assessed the submissions allocated to you. We will be looking at the course logs to determine who has done what. So don't worry!
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How pre/post assessment data helps us
Being part of the AuthorAID community
AuthorAID is run by INASP, an international development charity in the UK, and we work in the areas of research access, research production, research uptake, and so on, all with a focus on developing countries. If you're interested in INASP's work...
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How to search forums
Message on homepage about quizzes that are due
Deadline reminders in upcoming events or calendar block
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Expiry of courses on INASP Moodle
Acknowledging AuthorAID courses in your publications
How to bookmark a webpage