Sinhgad College of Engineering - Simplifying Assignment Workflow
Established in 2020, Bitsmith Technologies is an edtech company that provides software solutions to educational institutes and helps in the complete management. From this position we were early to recognize the opportunity for digital education, and its specific application to large institutes for both online & offline plans.
Sinhgad College of Engineering, a prestigious educational institution, successfully simplified its assignment workflow by implementing Bitsmith Classroom’s ‘Assignment’ module. This case study explores how the college leveraged Bitsmith Classroom to streamline assignment distribution, collection, and grading processes, resulting in significant time savings, increased faculty productivity, and cost reductions.
Sinhgad College of Engineering encountered several challenges in managing assignments efficiently before adopting Bitsmith Classroom’s ‘Assignment’ module. Manual assignment distribution led to delays and confusion, while collecting and organising assignments consumed valuable faculty time. Additionally, the grading and feedback process was labour-intensive and prone to errors.
Implementing Bitsmith Classroom’s ‘Assignment’ Module:To overcome these challenges, Sinhgad College of Engineering implemented Bitsmith Classroom’s ‘Assignment’ module, which offered a user-friendly interface and automation features.
Streamlined Distribution:The module provided a platform for faculty members to create and distribute assignments electronically. Instructors could specify assignment details, deadlines, and resources, ensuring clear instructions for students. Effortless Collection: Bitsmith Classroom enabled students to submit assignments online, eliminating the need for physical submission. Students could easily upload their work in various formats, including documents, spreadsheets, and multimedia files.
Automated Grading and Feedback:The module facilitated automated grading, allowing instructors to define grading criteria, rubrics, and weightage for different assignment components. Instant feedback and scores were generated, ensuring timely and consistent assessment.
Benefits and Outcomes
Time Savings:Faculty members previously spent an average of 20 hours per week on assignment-related tasks. After implementing the module, the time spent reduced to 10 hours per week, resulting in a 50% reduction. This time savings allowed faculty members to focus on other essential academic activities.
Increased Productivity:With the streamlined assignment workflow, faculty members experienced increased productivity. For example, a faculty member with a workload of 40 hours per week gained an additional 10 hours previously dedicated to assignment-related tasks. This allowed for more time to engage in research, curriculum development, mentorship, or professional development activities.
Cost Savings:The adoption of Bitsmith Classroom’s ‘Assignment’ module resulted in cost savings for Sinhgad College of Engineering. By automating the assignment workflow, the need for physical resources such as paper, printing, and storage was reduced. The college estimated a reduction of 80% in printing and distributing assignment costs, resulting in significant savings over time.
Bitsmith Classroom’s ‘Assignment’ module revolutionised the assignment workflow at Sinhgad College of Engineering, leading to a 50% decrease in time spent on assignment-related tasks and significantly enhancing faculty productivity. The streamlined process improved the student experience by ensuring efficient assignment submission and timely feedback. Furthermore, the college achieved cost savings by reducing the reliance on physical resources. Sinhgad College of Engineering successfully simplified their assignment workflow with Bitsmith Classroom, creating a more productive and engaging learning environment.