Platypus

Question-based peer review.

Turn increasing class sizes to their advantage.

Random Shuffling

Randomly shuffle questions to generate new assignments and keep peer feedback anonymous.

Powerful Analytics

Automatically collect a wealth of data. Quickly assess the state of your class and keep your students on track.

Peer Feedback

Students receive far more feedback, quicker than ever before, helping them take control of their learning.


WHAT IS PLATYPUS?


Platypus is a web application that manages assessments from beginning to end. Platypus handles the: relase of assignments, presentation and submission of solutions and marking with feedback from peers and tutors. For assessments, Platypus can entirely replace and surpass Blackboard. Platypus offers a model more appropriate for the large classes of modern universities.

Platypus is not just an idea. A prototype has been in beta testing since 2013. Currently, this prototype serves several courses at the University of Queensland. Platypus 2 is in planning and full-time development is set to begin later this year. The ultimate goal of Platypus is to provide a smooth workflow for teachers and students, while giving students prompt, detailed feedback on their work.

SOFTWARE


The Platypus Github repository will be public soon.
If you want early alpha access, fill in the form at the bottom of this page.


MEET OUR AWESOME TEAM





Surya

Surya is a Senior Lecturer in Mechatronics at the University of Queensland. He leads the Platypus project and oversees its development.


Kosta

Kosta is postdoctoral researcher in Mechatronics at the University of Queensland.


Luke

Luke is a developer using web technology to build the next generation of educational software.


THANKS FOR VISITING US




Contact Surya

Surya Singh
spns@uq.edu.au
Robotics Design Laboratory
+61 (7) 336-58328

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Would you be interested in previewing Platypus? Perhaps you're an educator interested in beta testing, you're a developer in the education space, or you're just curious.

Stay Tuned.

Major Platypus developments will be reported here.