Add feedback criteria to guide students in their feedback process (using Peer Review or Group Member Evaluation), or to structure the feedback you provide to your students (using Assignment Feedback or Skill Feedback). 

When setting up a FeedbackFruits assignment tool, in step 2 (Group member evaluation/Skill Review) or 3 (Peer Review/Assignment Review), you can select feedback criteria. Click add to navigate to the following window.

In this window, you can pick whether you would like to use a rubric or scale rating criteria. You will also see the criteria from previous assignments under Use copy from recent which you can copy (and re-edit) in order to save time.


With rubrics, the teacher is able to create a rubric containing criteria and levels. The teacher is able to add and remove these criteria and decide on the amount of levels each criteria has. This article dives deeper into the functions of rubrics.

This is what the rubric looks like before adding criteria and levels to these criteria:

Scale criteria

If you select scale criteria, the following window will show a single criterion with a 7-level scale. 

Click add another criterion to add as many criteria as needed. In practice we have found that 3–7 criteria works best. This allows enough structure for students to give detailed feedback, while still allowing students to maintain oversight.

Each criterion needs to have a title, a further explanation of the criterion is optional.

You can set different types of ratings for each criterion:

  • None (open question). No rating or rubric needs to be given/filled in. Feedback is provided in comments. Most often used for feedback that is strictly qualitative.
  • Ratings given on a 5, 7 or 10 points scale. When moving the slider, the reviewer will see numbers that indicate grades. Only the first and last point on the scale are named. By default the beginning and end of the scale are named “improvement needed” and “excellent.” You can customise this by changing the text under the headers begin scale and end scale. 

For each criterion you can set a required amount of comments: specify how many comments related to the criterion the reviewer is required to write.

When you are finished adding criteria, click done.

The screenshot below shows the student view of the scale criteria, which will be listed in a sidebar on the right of the screen.

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