Red Ink

A cross-platform application to make assessment easier


A new tool for Assessment

As outlined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and Ofqual (UK Exam Regulator), there is now a need in higher education for a solution that is immediately more efficient, transparent and consistent and which can also handle multimedia format such as video and audio.

RedInk can be broadly described as an assessment productivity tool, one based on an underlying concept of “rubrics”, i.e. descriptors associated with different standards of achievement under different key criteria. The system integrates with existing Learning Management Systems and other eLearning systems and is developed to take full advantage of the affordances of multi-touch devices such as the iPad.

Using Rubrics for valid and reliable assessment


Easy to use

Easy to use interface and tools that will revolutionize the way you approach assessment


Time-saving tools

The cross platform tools in Red Ink allow you to assess on desktop or on mobile devices


Intuitive interface

Intruitive interfaces make providing meaningful and fair feedback a breeze

  • The Business

    While the solution has wide application across a number of levels and sectors of the overall education and training market, it is planned that RedInk will initially target the K-12 and vocational market segments in the UK and Ireland.

    The UK vocational market is alone worth £3bn a year, of which £698mn is allocated to the training of apprentices.

  • The Business

    RedInk will, in this context and based on early market research, initially target Cambridge Assessment and City & Guilds in the vocational e-portfolio market segment.

    Representatives from both groups have confirmed the need specifically for the rubric/competence based grading and the multimedia handling capabilities of the RedInk solution.

Assessment tools based on Rubrics are proven to improve feedback

  • Portfolio Item

    Rubrics & Comment Manager

    Rubrics & Comment Manager: create, search, share and edit rubrics as well as re-usable comment sets

    Portfolio Item

    Assessment & User Manager

    Create and manage classes, assessments and feedback.

    Portfolio Item

    Grading Tool

    View, grade and provide feedback on student work across all media formats.

Red Ink can also run learning analytics These include queries and reports, visualise data patterns, check inter and intra-rater reliability.

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Dr Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin,
Media Communications,
Cork Institute of Technology,


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