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

After you have created a new Skill Review Assignment in your LMS or on the platform, you see the following screen.


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 Skill 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. 

If you click on change you will be able to choose from the following collaboration options:

  • Individually.
    Use this option if you want students to work individually and should be reviewed individually as well. All feedback provided to the student will be based on their individual skills and will only be visible to them.

  • As a group
    Use this option if you want students to work as a group and should also be reviewed as a group. In this case, the students will be provided with feedback based on their skills as a group, with this feedback being visible for all group members.

  • Individually, show as groups
    Use this option if you want students to work individually and be reviewed individually, but show within their group. This option allows for students to be displayed to the teacher in groups selected from the LMS. This collaboration option makes it easier for multiple teachers to work together in one assignment, and filter by group the students they have to review. The two individual collaboration options appear identical to the student.

For more information on configuring groups when using FeedbackFruits within Blackboard, Brightspace or Canvas, click here. If it's not possible to sync the groups within your LMS or if you are using the platform, you can find more information about how to create groups here.

Feedback criteria

In step 2 you can add your feedback criteria. When you press add, you can create the criteria you want to use to give feedback to the students. 

You can choose between a rubric 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 setting up a rubric or scale rating criteria click here.
For more information on copying criteria, click here.

Read and reflect on feedback

Finally, in step 3 each student will be able to read their own feedback. You can also let them write a reflection, by turning on the switch. Students will write this reflection individually. It is also possible to set a deadline.

Under 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. When students need to write a reflection, you can customize the instructions to communicate to the students what they are expected to write about. It is also possible to select a required length of written reflection - for example a minimum of 50 words and a maximum of 250. Students will see a word count when writing their reflection and can not submit this until the amount of words fall within the required range.

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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