FAQs

These FAQs are a collection of queries that have come in from users of Canvas at Hull.

You can search the FAQ database to see if your question has already been answered. Our entire list of FAQs can be seen below.

Accessibility

There is no UK regulation that says there is a maximum amount a user should or can be expected to sit using a screen for their work.

The UK health and Safety Executive (HSE) have stipulated that there is no maximum limit to how long a person can be asked to use screens and computers as part of their job. Instead it provides a number of guidelines so assist users to complete their job duties.

This dispels the myth that people spend “too long” on screen. Regular breaks are recommended, but more importantly, correct posture, regular eye tests, appropriate eye wear (spectacles or contact lenses) are the actions to take.

The following documents are a good starting point from a legislation point of view.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg36.pdf (Links to an external site.)

http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/vdubreaks.htm (Links to an external site.)

Your Line Manager can arrange an appointment with Occupational Health who will provide an initial diagnostic assessment of your needs. Alternatively there is a General Enquiry Form on the University of Hull Health and Safety site. http://www2.hull.ac.uk/student/occhealth.aspx

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Assessment

The university academic regulations state the following in relation to anonymous marking;

All forms of summative1 assessment must be marked2 anonymously where this is practicable3. Where it is considered that anonymity is not practicable it should be declared in the module specification and approved as part of the usual module approval process.

The regulation is Chapter III. paragraph 23.

For use in Canvas, there are several key points to make this clearer for application:

  1. Anonymous marking must be applied to summative work where practical (i.e. not for performances etc)
    • It is the marking of the work that must be done anonymously
    • This may include the subsequent moderation of marks
    • This may include curving marks for boards
    • This may include discussion of marks at board
  2. Where this is practicable
    • SpeedGrader can be used to make the marking process anonymous
    • Currently, the Moderation tool does not allow for anonymous marking

Anonymous marking is subject to review in 2016/17 as part of a LEAP review of Assessment regulations.

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Expected use of Canvas

There is no UK regulation that says there is a maximum amount a user should or can be expected to sit using a screen for their work.

The UK health and Safety Executive (HSE) have stipulated that there is no maximum limit to how long a person can be asked to use screens and computers as part of their job. Instead it provides a number of guidelines so assist users to complete their job duties.

This dispels the myth that people spend “too long” on screen. Regular breaks are recommended, but more importantly, correct posture, regular eye tests, appropriate eye wear (spectacles or contact lenses) are the actions to take.

The following documents are a good starting point from a legislation point of view.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg36.pdf (Links to an external site.)

http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/vdubreaks.htm (Links to an external site.)

Your Line Manager can arrange an appointment with Occupational Health who will provide an initial diagnostic assessment of your needs. Alternatively there is a General Enquiry Form on the University of Hull Health and Safety site. http://www2.hull.ac.uk/student/occhealth.aspx

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