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, the fictional student that has been used to recreate the student view is named Liz Bennet.
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.
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, Liz has to review her other two group members. She can start by clicking start reviewing.
The following window will open. In the middle you can see the student that you are reviewing (in this case Karey Star). On the right you can see the criteria that your teacher has created on which you review your group member.
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, Olivia rated Karey with a 2 out of 3 on the criterion Attitude. Olivia also wrote a comment by clicking the write button. She complimented Karey by pressing the 'compliment' button before posting her comment. In addition, you can see sufficient comments (1). This is because the teacher requires you to write at least one comment with this criterion (as you can see in the figure above). 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 will appear as 'Generous Bronze Raspberry' to Karey Star.
Moreover, you can reuse some of the feedback comments you used before by scrolling down in the comments bar, and pressing 'Reuse'. These will be classified in 'Compliment' or 'Suggestion' depending on how you classified them.
After you have completed rating your peer, the purple button in the top right will change from finish later to submit so you know you are done.
After your group members finished giving you feedback, you can see their comments in step 3.
The reflection option has to be turned on by the teacher. If the teacher has not enabled this, you will not see the write a reflection on the received feedback part.
If you click on yourself, you see the comments of your peers and your review on your own work (if the professor enables the criteria to review yourself in your group). You see the average of their ratings on the bar.
When you have opened and read their comments, you are able to write a reflection on the received feedback. When you are done, press submit and that's the assignment finished! You can still edit your submission before the deadline.
Hopefully this article has helped you to better understand what this tool has to offer. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our support team.