The main goal of the workshop is to involve students in the process of assessing the work of others. The assessment tool is a type of questionnaire with which the student provides feedback. The Grading strategy setting determines both the type of questionnaire according to which students will evaluate each other’s work as well as the related method of calculating and averaging grades.
In the case of accumulative grading, the student assessors receive a questionnaire with criteria according to which they should assess the work, assign each criterion a numerical grade, and, optionally, offer their feedback comments. The final grade is calculated on the basis of individual numerical marks, corrected for the weights which you have assigned to them.
If you choose the comments strategy, the numerical rating option will not be available on the assessment questionnaire. Students will be able to post only verbal feedback.
Number of Errors
The ‘number of errors’ questionnaire provides the student assessors with a list of statements regarding the standards against which the work should be compared. The evaluators indicate whether each condition is fulfilled or not (that is, whether the work contains the described error or not).
This setting allows you to define the criteria for evaluation, and define the levels of fulfilment of a given criterion. The system will generate a numerical grade based on the results.
Grade for submission
This is the maximum grade that can be issued by the teacher on a scale of 0-100. If categories are set in the gradebook, they can also be assigned in this setting.
Submission grade to pass
This is the minimum grade that will be counted as ‘passing’ by the system. This will affect all subsequent activities that require passing a given workshops, as well as appear in the gradebook as an activity that is not yet completed. By default, no minimum rating is set.
Grade for assessment
This defines the maximum grade a student can get for the quality of their assessment of other students’ work on a scale of 0-100.
Assessment grade to pass
This is the minimum grade that a student must receive for the quality of their assessment of other students’ work in order to pass.
The ‘submission settings’ section relates to students’ own work, which will then be sent for assessment by other students.
Instructions for submission
In this field, the teacher places information about the work to be written by each student. These works will be evaluated in the next stage.
Maximum number of submission attachments
In this place, the teacher defines how many attachments a student can add to their work.
Submission attachment allowed file types
You can choose here which files can be sent by the student as attachments (for example, you can force the system to accept only spreadsheet or graphic files). Leaving the field blank will result in all types of files being accepted.
Maximum submission attachment size
In this setting, you define the file size limit.
You can accept the fact that some of the papers will be returned after the deadline for the next phase (review phase). Work submitted after this date is automatically closed and the student cannot correct it.