Assessment load and design should be considered beyond the scope of an individual module. For example, is there any overlap with other modules, assessments or deadlines? Will this help achieve your aims?
Consistency is key to making sure that everyone understands what, when, how and why they are being assessed.
Student engagement with assessment
All students should have opportunities to engage with assessment at all stages. This includes understanding their learning objectives, level descriptors, instructions and recieving good quality feedback.
This helps prevent confusion, and also makes clear your expectations from the start.
Make sure you don't change things at the wrong time. Common deadlines or marking and moderation periods should be avoided when possible.
Make sure that any changes are communicated early and often. This helps everyone be aware of the change and have time to adjust.