How do I manage a Peer Assessment assignment?
Peer assessment enables students to review and critique other student's writing or projects through the Assignments tool.
Set-up: - Specify the Assignment availability.
Change the dates using the calendar icon to bring up the date-picker pop-up calendar, which includes a "Now" button.
1. The Open Date for your assignment is when it becomes available for students.
2. The Due Date is the deadline to turn in the assignment (This is the date/time students see as the deadline).
3. The Accept Until date allows you to accept late submissions after the due date. (Late student submissions marked as late.) If you do not accept late submissions, you may leave the Due Date and Accept Until date the same. Students do not see the Accept Until date.
Tip: Often, faculty like to set the time on the due date to 11:55 PM, as that is the latest time you can select on a given day. Selecting 12:00 AM will display the date as the next day, and this may confuse students about the actual due date if they assume they have all day to turn in their work.
Set-up: - Choose the submission format.
There are several submission formats that you may accept.
NOTE: This is the submission format for the actual assignment, not the peer evaluation of the assignment.
- Inline and Attachments: This is the default format and it allows students to either enter content into the rich text editor inline, or attach a file, or both.
- Inline only: Student may only submit a response by entering their content into the rich text editor. The attachement option is not available. This is a good option to choose if you want to be able to grade all of the responses online without having to download or open any files.
- Attachments only: This format removes the rich text editor option and leaves only the attachment option available. By default, this submission format allow up to 5 files to be submitted by the student, however, multiple files must be submitted all at one time.
- Non-electronic: This format choice is for assignments that you expect students to submit in person, but you want the option to view assignment details and/or grade the assignment in Sakai. (NOTE: you might select this format if you want students to peer review in class presentations)
- Single Uploaded File only: If you want students to submit a file, but you only want a single file, this is the option to choose. (Both the Inline and Attachments and the Attachments only option allow students to upload and submit more than one file at a time.) You must choose this submission format if you are using a Turnitin plagiarism service.
Choose your preferred format from the drop-down menu.
Set-up: - Allow resubmission. (Optional)
Checkmarking "Allow Resubmission" should only be used if the instructor wants to allow the entire class to resubmit files. Instructors always have the option, when grading, to allow an individual student to resubmit a file.
If you select Allow Resubmission, you may specify the number of resubmissions allowed and the deadline for resubmitting files.
Note: The "Accept Until" date/time set in the Assignment Availability section overrides this "Resubmission Accept Until" date/time. Make sure the "Resubmission Accept Until" date/time is no later than the "Accept Until" date/time set in the Assignment Availability section
Set-up: - Select a grade scale (required for Peer Assessment)
There are several grade scales to choose from:
- Ungraded: Do not use this option for Peer Assessments
- Letter grade: You may select this option if you want the students to evaluate by letter grade only.
- Points: Allows students to assign points to an peer assessment grading. (Enter the maximum points) This is the option you should choose if you plan to send the assignment to the gradebook.
- Pass: Do not use this option for Peer Assessments
- Checkmark: Do not use this option for Peer Assessments
Select the assignment's grade scale from the drop-down menu.
Note: The only grade scale option that can be added to the gradebook automatically is Points.
Set-up: - Add assignment instructions.
These are the instructions for the assignment itself - not the instructions for peer evaluation.
Tip: You may use the Rich Text Editor to format your assignment description, and add images, links, or other media if desired.
Set-up: Peer Assessment
- Checkmark "Use Peer Assessment" to invoke the Peer Review assignment requirement
- Set a date/time for the peer evaluation period to END. Note: Peer evaluation begins, by default, 10 minutes after the due date/time (or "accept until" date/time). Instructors cannot access the peer evaluations or grade until the end of the peer evaluation period)
- Check "Anonymous evaluation" to hide the name of the student being evaluated from the student completing the evaluation. (optional)
- Check "Allow students to see reviews of their submissions" to allow allow the reviewed student to see the peer evaluations of others. (optional)
- Assign a number of submissions each student must review. The program will randomly assign that number of student submissions to review to each student reviewer. Students cannot review their own submission.
- Provide peer review instructions.
Set-up: Complete other optional assignment settings, then Post your assignment.
Example of Student Assessment form sisplayed when they click on the "Student" link.
Instructions to student evaluator (from the instructor's add assignment form )
Download link to submitted file
Grade student evaluator gives to peer
Feedback student evaluator gives to peer
If "Anonymous Evaluation" is checked in the Add Assignment form under Peer Assessment, the name of the student being evaluated will not be known to the student evaluator. The submissions will be marked "Student 1", "Student 2" etc.
Grading: - After the Peer Review time period, click Grade
Grading: - To view the student reviewer comments, click the name of the student reviewer
Grading: - View Peer Reviewer's grade and comments
Grading: - To assign a final grade to the assignment, click Grade (below the student's name)
Grading: - Click Save and Release or Save and Don't Release
Save and Don't Release to Student - The grade(s) and feedback will be recorded but students in the group will not be able to see them.
Save and Release to Student - The grade(s) and feedback will be recorded and students in the group will be able to see them. If you have associated the group assignment with the Gradebook tool, the grades and comments will be sent to the Gradebook tool as well.