Quick Student Explainer Video
This article will guide you through our Group Member Evaluation tool and its possibilities. This article is written to help you to enhance your understanding of the functionalities of this tool.
Throughout this article, various fictional students have been used to recreate the student view.
Step 1: Instructions
In step 1 you will find the instructions that have been set by your teacher and you will see the people that are in your group.
Step 2: Give feedback to your(self and) peers
In step 2 you will have to give feedback to your group members. The teacher has set certain criteria which you need to follow. In this example, the student has to review multiple group members, starting with Olivia Johnson, this process can be started by clicking start reviewing. You are only able to give feedback to all of your group members one by one, as shown in the image below.
If self-assessment is enabled by your teacher, then you'll first have to start with your self-assessment, before being able to give feedback to your group members. The self-assessment is also shown in step 2, as shown in the image below.
Pressing the purple button 'Start Reviewing' or clicking on the name of your team members, in this case Olivia Johnson, will bring you to the review overview as shown below. The feedback criteria and descriptions are displayed in the far-left column. In the columns to the right, your team members are displayed. You are able to navigate between the reviews during the process to, allowing you to easily compare the feedback you've given to various team members.
Let's zoom in on one of the criteria. You can slide the dot on the bar to choose how you want to rate your group member. In this case, the student rated Liz with a 1 out of 3 on the criterion Grammar. The student also wrote a comment by clicking the write button. A comment window will pop up in which you can leave your feedback.
After posting a comment you will see an overview of all of the review comments you have left for a particular team member. Allowing you to reuse feedback you've given before in the assignment. With that, you can categorize the comment as a compliment or a suggestion.
In the example above, you can see that Emily left a comment for Ash. Once the feedback has been published, Ash is able to reply to the comment and provide it with a 'thumbs-up'.
Finally, if you want to edit or delete your comment, click one the three dots on the side of the comment, you can also add an attachment to the comment. You are able to edit your comments until the deadline.
Note that in this example, the teacher enabled the review anonymity, thus only the teacher will be able to see who wrote the reviews, and the students will receive pseudonyms. Example: Emily Collins sees her group members listed as 'Amiable Brown Pinaple' and 'Sensible Gold Cherry'.
You can see how far along in the review process by tracking the progress bar at the top right of the assignment. Once you have finished all of the review steps they will see 100% completion, and the purple button will say done.
Step 3: Read received feedback
After your group members finished giving you feedback, you can see their comments in the review overview available at step 3 of the assignment.
You can read your received feedback by either clicking on review overview or by clicking on the name of the peer whose feedback you would like to read. Similar to the overview while giving feedback, the first column will show the feedback criteria. The next column will show all of your received feedback comments and averaged scores. In the following column, you can see the scores and review comments per team member.
You can also download the feedback as seen in the top right of the image below.
When looking at review comments collectively, you are able to filter on 'most recently posted', 'most replied on' and 'most upvoted'.
(Note: if your teacher enabled the beta feature of having to rate your reviewer, you can find this at the top right of the comment overview as a scale from 1 to 10).
Step 4: Reflect on the assignment (if made available)
If your teacher has added the step to reflect on the assignment, it will be shown at step 4. Students can start with this step when step 2 ‘Give feedback to your(self and) peers’ is completed. Below is an example of how this step will look like:
When this is not yet the case, the step will be presented as shown in the image below.
At the end of the assignment you can view the points given for each step as shown in the image below.
When the teacher hasn't enabled grading (yet), then the assignment won't be graded unless your teacher enables it. This grading section will then be shown as in the image below:
This concludes the Group Member Evaluation | Student Perspective tutorial.
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