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This article will guide you through the process of using FeedbackFruits’ Automated Feedback tool as a teacher. Here, we aim to help you understand the tool and the different criteria that can be enabled. Setting up Automated Feedback provides your students with additional formative feedback prior to handing in their work. As a result, your valuable time can be used to give higher-level feedback to your students.

Please do not use Automated Feedback to grade your students, but only provide it to them as an extra opportunity to reflect on their work. We are continuously working on improving our feedback by better training our algorithms, which means that we can’t guarantee flawless feedback. Nonetheless, we will improve with your help. Please do encourage your students to give us feedback to help us learn.

Overall student progress

Here you can view the statistics per active student. You can check whether the student has read the instructions and handed in an assignment. You can also use the “download” button to export this information to an excel sheet.

Please note that the “handed in” box is only checked if a student has uploaded a document to be checked by Automated Feedback. If they decided to remove the document, to process the feedback received, this box is empty.

Step 1: Instructions

At this step, you'll see the instructions you set when you configured the assignment. You can change these by clicking the “three dots” in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Hand in

Here you can see which students’ work is still in progress, and who have completed their hand-in. It also provides information on whether it is handed in on time. If this is prior to the deadline set, the box is checked. Submissions show the documents that the student has handed in.

Step 3: Automated Feedback

At this stage, you can see the results of the students that have handed in work to be checked by Automated Feedback. These are the results derived from the criteria you have chosen upfront when setting up the assignment. Please navigate to this article if you need some help setting up Automated Feedback and choosing the right criteria.

Once you have chosen these, you can navigate to “Tryout” to test your set-up. You can upload an assignment that you would like to be checked, and the results will give you insights into the feedback your students will receive with these criteria.

Once students have uploaded their work, you can see two different overviews. The criteria overview provides an overview of how well each requirement was fulfilled among all students that used Automated Feedback within that course.

The students overview provides you with information on how well each student did, and what feedback Automated Feedback provided them. If students have objected to any feedback, a suggestion will have changed to contested.

You can also enter the document of the student to view the feedback that has been given. This can be done by clicking on either the “submission title” or the “passing percentage results circle”.

Within the document, you can see the feedback the student has received in the same way he or she will see it. If a student has disagreed with the feedback provided, he or she can “object to feedback”. In this case, the feedback item will automatically change from suggestion to contested. The comment will be displayed at the respective feedback item for you and the student.

Hopefully, this article has helped you to better understand what Automated Feedback has to offer. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our support team.

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