Completion Report for ITO Progression Board of Examiners Reports

Final report for the #338 ITO Progression BoE Reports computing project. This was requested by ITO principally to support the new Design Informatics taught PG programme. This was our first two year long PGT programme and it required a variant of the current Board of Examiners (BoE ) Programme Report supporting progression reporting. The same progression report could also then be used to cover the equivalent intermediate year progression reporting on UG programmes which was also not currently done in Theon. The existing BoE programme reports only supported final year (degree award) output, however they do actually run and can generate a BoE report for any year of a programme but this cannot be quite used as-is to support progression determination. This project therefore was to make the necessary refinements to the report. It was required for the 2014/15 cycle Semester2 BoE cycle and this deadline was met.

There turned out to be fairly little to do to make viable progression reports from the reporting technology and database schema already in place (as to some extent it was designed to support doing this from the outset). However all BoE report changes require to go through a fairly signinicant amount of QA.

In total this project:

  • took just under one and a half weeks effort

The ITO were happy with the basic progression reports but having used them for the first time both for the PGT and the UG programmes a number of changes and enhancements were needed. Those that could be easily addressed and had minimal impact (hence only needing limited testing) were made at the time of the exam boards (this is included in the effort above), others were put on hold and the ITO used various workarounds instead. These will now be re-considered and addressed separately as part of the ITO review of all current reports.

-- TimColles - 28 Jul 2015

Topic revision: r3 - 01 Dec 2015 - 11:37:03 - TimColles
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