For the Peer Review and Group Member Evaluation plugins, a grade can be automatically send back to the LMS (Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace etc). 

Rubrics and open questions are not taken into account when determining the grade, only ratings.

When grading for a FeedbackFruits assignment is enabled, a column in the Grade Book or Center is automatically added for the FeedbackFruits assignment. The grade is only visible in the LMS, not within FeedbackFruits. 

If desired, the teacher can still adjust the grade in the grade book/grade center.

The ratio that is send back to the LMS is calculated as follows:

We normalise the value. (AVG (total points - MIN)) / (MAX - MIN).
This means it doesn't matter if you scale runs from 1 to 7 or 0 to 6, the percentage will stay the same. This percentage is converted into a grade depending on the amount of points you will allocate to the assignment or in case you use letter grades, the percentage will translate into a letter. You can choose between a 3, 5, 7 or 10 point scale as a criterium, that students fill out to give their rating. 

Note: FeedbackFruits only sends a grade back to the LMS if you set a deadline for giving feedback in FeedbackFruits. So remember to both enable grading in your LMS and set a deadline for giving feedback in FeedbackFruits. The grade will be sent to the LMS when the deadline has passed. 

Enabling Grading in Canvas

Keep in mind that when using Canvas, it is only possible to enable grading when adding the FBF tool as an Assignment, not as a Module.

Enter the desired number of points, set the submission type to external tool and enter or find the external tool URL for Peer Review or Group Member Evaluation.

Enabling Grading in Blackboard

When creating a FeedbackFruits assignment in Blackboard, scroll down to grading and select yes for enable evaluation.  Enter the desired number of points. Setting a due date is not necessary, since students will already be notified about the deadline you set in FeedbackFruits.

Enabling Grading in Brightspace

Open the FeedbackFruits assignment in Brightspace and scroll down to the bottom of the page. If you have already created a grade item for the assignment, select it from the drop-down menu. Otherwise, click the + button to create a new grade item.


Fill in a title and the desired maximum number of points and any other details you find appropriate. Since FeedbackFruits sends the average rating a student received back as a percentage of the total number of points available, enabling can exceed has no effect on the grade, unless you manually adjust the grades in Brightspace after they are sent by FeedbackFruits.

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