RESEARCH ARTICLE: Implementation of online assignment submission with instant feedback in a pharmacy course


  • Alamdar Hussain American University of Health Sciences, California, USA



Assignment, Biopharmaceutics , Blackboard , Instant grading, Online submission


Objective: To implement online assignment submission with instant feedback in a biopharmaceutics course taught to professional pharmacy students, and to evaluate students’ reception of the activity.   

Method: Online assignments equipped for immediate grading and feedback were administered on Blackboard to second year pharmacy students. A survey assessing students’ reception of the effectiveness of this method was administered at the end of the semester.   

Results: Almost all the students (99.1%) agreed or strongly agreed that the online assignments and feedback improved their understanding of the basic concepts in the course. Students (98.8%) also felt that the use of computers in the course was worthwhile, and recommended their continued use.  

Conclusion: Online assignments with instant feedback offers a readily workable technique that students and this author perceive to have great value for enhancing student understanding in biopharmaceutics and related pharmacy courses.

Author Biography

Alamdar Hussain, American University of Health Sciences, California, USA

Associate Professor - School of Pharmacy


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