A workshop is a tool which allows students the ability to make qualitative peer assessments of each other’s work based on the criteria which you set. This is more than just a question of assigning a value to their peers work, but also shows you how your students respond to others views and their ability to provide constructive feedback.
The students task is to submit their work and then assess the work of other students.
Grading for Workshops includes the following phases:
1.Setup phase. Intended for the teacher. You can set the workshop description and provide instructions for submission here. You can also set the date from which students will be able to start submitting their work. You can set the allocation of peer assessments and the assessment instructions.
2.Submission phase. Students submit their work. They are not yet able to assess others work.
3.Assessment phase. Students receive the work of other students to review according to your previously-defined criteria.
4.Grading evaluation phase. Time during which you assess reviews made by students in the previous phase.
5.Closed. End of all activity.
There are a variety of ways that workshops can be tailored to your needs. For example, you may choose between anonymous or non-anonymous modes of peer evaluation, and whether the allocation of peer reviewers will be random or set by you in advance.
When completed, two grades are entered in the student’s gradebook:
- a grade for the task itself
- grade for the quality of the student’s peer assessment