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.
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, the student has to review multiple group members, starting with Olivia Johnson, this process can be started by clicking start reviewing.
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.
Reading and reflecting on 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.
In the example below, 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.
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.
When looking at review comments collectively, you are able to filter on 'most recently posted', 'most replied on' and 'most upvoted'.
When you have opened and read their comments - if required by your teacher- 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.