OpS Student Tutor Courses

This course is designed for current ABDO College Distance Learning Tutors to experience electronic marking through the online environment 'VLP'.  As part of this three-week course you will experience the platform from the perspective of both a student and a OpS tutor.  In week 1 you will be acting as a student, and submitting a piece of work though the platform.  In weeks 2&3 you will be acting as tutors on the platform and electronically grading and providing feedback on work submitted to you from a [fake] student.

The feedback provided will be based on your use of electronic marking approach and use of the functionality of the platform; feedback will not be provided on the content of your marking - if you have any queries regarding your marking approach you will continue to contact Gill Bickle and/or the Senior Tutors.


During week 8 of the tutor course you are expected to act as a tutor and grade two fake assignments. This course page has been set up to facilitate this process.  On this section of the online environment you will have the access of a tutor (and your mentors will be acting as your students).  You will be providing grades and feedback, through electronic means, and returning the work through the platform.  You will be provided with support on electronic marking and use of the platform from a tutors' perspective.  This process is aimed at both creating an opportunity for your mentor to provide you feedback/feed-forward on your marking approach, and ensure your are competent at utilising the functions of this online environment.

This course is intended specifically for potential distance learning tutors of ABDO College (DLI Tutors).  The purpose of this course is to prepare professional adults to become capable and confident tutors, in order to support the delivery of the College's blended learning courses.  Student tutors wishing to undertake this course should have a sound understanding of Ophthalmic Dispensing and an enthusiasm to help others; this however does not necessarily mean you know how to teach and support students.

The course objectives include, but not limited to, stating the expectations placed on DLI tutors, provide a basic understanding of the psychology of learning, demonstrating how to mark assignments and provide appropriate feedback, and indicating how tutors should respond to problems and difficult situations that can arise.

Through delivering this course through the ABDO College Virtual Learning Platform (VLP) it also provides future tutors with first hand experience of the delivery of blended learning courses using an online environment.


This course is designed for current ABDO College Distance Learning Tutors to experience electronic marking through the online environment 'VLP'.  As part of this three-week course you will experience the platform from the perspective of both a student and a OpS tutor.  In week 1 you will be acting as a student, and submitting a piece of work though the platform.  In weeks 2&3 you will be acting as tutors on the platform and electronically grading and providing feedback on work submitted to you from a [fake] student.

The feedback provided will be based on your use of electronic marking approach and use of the functionality of the platform; feedback will not be provided on the content of your marking - if you have any queries regarding your marking approach you will continue to contact Gill Bickle and/or the Senior Tutors.


During week 8 of the tutor course you are expected to act as a tutor and grade two fake assignments. This course page has been set up to facilitate this process.  On this section of the online environment you will have the access of a tutor (and your mentors will be acting as your students).  You will be providing grades and feedback, through electronic means, and returning the work through the platform.  You will be provided with support on electronic marking and use of the platform from a tutors' perspective.  This process is aimed at both creating an opportunity for your mentor to provide you feedback/feed-forward on your marking approach, and ensure your are competent at utilising the functions of this online environment.

During week 8 of the tutor course you are expected to act as a tutor and grade two fake assignments. This course page has been set up to facilitate this process.  On this section of the online environment you will have the access of a tutor (and your mentors will be acting as your students).  You will be providing grades and feedback, through electronic means, and returning the work through the platform.  You will be provided with support on electronic marking and use of the platform from a tutors' perspective.  This process is aimed at both creating an opportunity for your mentor to provide you feedback/feed-forward on your marking approach, and ensure your are competent at utilising the functions of this online environment.

This course is intended specifically for potential distance learning tutors of ABDO College (DLI Tutors).  The purpose of this course is to prepare professional adults to become capable and confident tutors, in order to support the delivery of the College's blended learning courses.  Student tutors wishing to undertake this course should have a sound understanding of Ophthalmic Dispensing and an enthusiasm to help others; this however does not necessarily mean you know how to teach and support students.

The course objectives include, but not limited to, stating the expectations placed on DLI tutors, provide a basic understanding of the psychology of learning, demonstrating how to mark assignments and provide appropriate feedback, and indicating how tutors should respond to problems and difficult situations that can arise.

Through delivering this course through the ABDO College Virtual Learning Platform (VLP) it also provides future tutors with first hand experience of the delivery of blended learning courses using an online environment.