Online applications and virtual learning environments permit a high degree of customisation which can significantly enhance the learning experience. For instance, lecturers can create adaptive tests, where students receive questions based on how they answered previous questions. When used for formative assessment, the assessment can be set up in such a way that students receive instantaneous feedback – immediately after they submit their test. This feedback can be tailored to the grade they received, their answers to the questions or a link to the class notes, further reading, etc. Internet-based apps and virtual learning environments allow for a range of feedback to be incorporated. In addition to being constructively framed, the feedback should be timely irrespective of whether it is pre-loaded or written after marking the assessment. When it comes to online assessment, issuing clear assessment guidelines, marking criteria, offering mock assignments/exams, providing assessment samples and managing students’ expectations are key. Often, the method (eg. blog) and mode (eg. Moodle) of assessment are new to the student, so they need to inducted into /familiarised with the process in a clear, timely and supportive manner.