What is a Peer assessment?
A Peer assessment is an activity used to allow students to evaluate classmates' performance using a rubric provided by the teacher.
How do I add a Peer assessment to my course?
To add a Peer assessment, enter a course through the Editor tool.
Click + Add Activity.
Select Peer Assessment.
Within the Peer Assessment activity there are 2 tabs:
Within the Activity tab:
- Give the Assignment a title.
- Add a thumbnail.
- Add content you would like to be visible to the students.
- Add instructions.
- If needed, add an attachment.
Within the Settings tab:
1. Activity settings:
Allows teachers to set a due date and time as well as set late submission rules. Students will not be able to submit assignments after the due date unless the Allow late submissions box is checked.
2. Peer Assessment Settings:
Decide if students will be allowed to self assess, if students will be required to add comments and, or to hide student feedback. Select either let students self group or assign to course groups. Click add rubric to either select an NTN rubric or to create a rubric for students to assess against.
NOTE: If assigning a peer assessment to course groups, groups must be set up prior to creating this assignment. Click here to learn more about creating course groups.
Click Add rubric.
From the drop down, select either an empty rubric or an existing NTN rubric.
Students will use this rubric to score their peers.
Once a rubric is either created or selected, click add.
The rubric chosen will open.
Adjust the rows, columns, points, and/or content if necessary.
When finished, click save.
If needed, the rubric can now be edited or deleted from the peer assessment settings panel.
3. Gradebook Settings:
Where points possible can be established.
- Any activity can be made "Gradable," but depending on the activity type, the points possible may not be enabled by default. To make an item gradable and enter points, check the "this activity is gradable" box.
- This setting also allows for options like making it an extra credit activity.
4. Objective mastery:
Align course-specified standards to the Assignment (if the course has a set of standards/objectives imported). This allows teachers to track student performance against the standards in the gradebook. Click here to learn more about importing standards/objectives.
5. Visibility and access:
Set visibility options and access rules.
Badges can be used to automatically assign a specific badge to students who complete the activity. Badges must be configured in the course settings in order to be selected. Click here to learn more about badges.
Description for course author, or an idea of how this activity fits into the goal of the course or the "big picture." CRA and IAKT activity tags can also be used for reporting purposes.
8. Advanced gradebook options:
Within the advanced gradebook options you have the option to adjust passing score, minimum points possible, visibility dates and more.
9. Advanced activity options:
Within the advanced visibility options you have the option to adjust when activity is considered complete, if studnets must complete this assignment before moving on to the next, where the assignment will appear in the course and more.
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