This article will guide you through our Peer Review tool and its possibilities. This article is written to help you to enhance your understanding of the functionalities of this tool. 

To show you which settings you can choose when setting up the assignment, you will be walked through the edit mode. 

For more information on setting up FeedbackFruits tools in your LMS, click here.

The edit mode

To enter the edit mode, simply click on the three dots in the top right corner (next to the focus mode button).

Setting up

After entering the edit mode, you see two options in the top right corner. When you click Help with setting up, a link to our help center and a link to our support chat will be shown. Also, the instructional video about Peer Review will show. The option Use copy of existing offers you the possibility to copy another, previous assignment and its instructions and settings. This could save you some time when setting up your assignment. 

When you've written your instructions for the students to read, you can choose out of the different collaboration options

If you tick the top option, students will work individually and review individually. The lower two options make this a group assignment. With the first option under hand in work individually, review within groups you can let students work individually but they will review each other within their group. The teacher can assign these groups. The second option of hand in as group, review work by other groups individually entails that students have to hand in a group deliverable, and they review the work/people from the other group individually.

If you change the assignment into a group assignment, you can select which groups you would like to add. For more information on configuring groups, click here.

Hand in 

In step 2 you can define the hand-in settings. You can add extra instructions and set a deadline. Under settings it is possible to choose the number of required submissions by a student. Also, you can selected which types of files you want a student to want to be able to hand in. In the example below, a student is able to hand-in everything except websites or images. Finally, you can select who is able to view the submitted work. The submitted work is either only visible to the allocated reviewer(s), or to every student after the deadline passes. 

Feedback criteria

In step 3 you can add your feedback criteria. When you press add, you can either choose between a rubric (beta, feature flagged) or scale rating criteria

For more information on setting up the rubric click here.

When you see the following screen, it is possible to either choose the rubric (beta, feature flagged) or scale rating criteria. You can either manually set up a new one, or you can copy one from your previous assignments. 

For more information on copying criteria, click here.

If you press create new scale rating criteria, you will see the following screen. You can add another criterion and assign a scale rating to each one. Also, you can require students to write a minimum amount of comments. Simply tick the box. Press discard if you want to delete your criteria or done if you are ready to use them. 

When you have set your feedback criteria, you have the option to set a deadline for when students need to have finished giving feedback. When you press settings, you have the option to add additional settings to your assignment. For the beta features, please see our articles in the help center here.  

You can select how many assignments the students need to review under required reviews per student and how the peers should be allocated under instantly assign all available peers.  
Also, it is possible to allow students who didn't hand in, to participate in reviewing. Now every student who partakes in the course can review another student, even if they did not hand in anything themselves. If you select allow reviewers to see each others annotations, all the students will be able to see the annotations that the other students in the assignment have made. 

Read and reflect on feedback

In step 4, it is possible to choose if you want students to read and reflect on their feedback they received from their peers. If you want your students to write a reflection, you need to flick the switch. For this step it is also possible to set a deadline. In the settings, it is possible to select if you want to hold the feedback until release. This means that, instead of feedback being visible immediately, all the feedback will be released at a certain moment. It is also possible to select a required length of written reflection - for example a minimum of 50 words. 

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. 

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