We've received a lot of feedback about the Peer Asessment tool in CoursePlus since its introduction back in March of this year. The CoursePlus team has already made a number of significant changes to the tool, and as we continue to get feedback, we continue to make changes. During the last few months, the following changes were introduced:
- The main peer assessment report page for faculty has undergone a significant revamp in order to make it clearer what each student in the class did, if they completed all of their assessments, and what assessments are still outstanding by each student.
- Load time of the main peer assessment page has been markedly improved by calculating scores and means or medians when students submit peer assessments, rather than dynamically at runtime when the main peer assessment page is requested by faculty or TAs.
- All peer assessments are now displayed on the "My Assessments" page for students if the person viewing that page is faculty/TA/staff.
- Faculty and TAs can now see the "My Assessments" page for any student and see exactly what that student sees when they complete an assessment.
- If a peer assessment is linked to a Drop Box, the main peer assessment report page for faculty now shows a box titled "Students Who Did Not Turn in Drop Box Files." This box lists the students who did not turn in Drop Box files for the linked Drop Box.
- If a peer assessment is linked to a Drop Box, the main peer assessment report page for faculty now shows a box listing "Students who cannot complete their assessments because someone else did not turn in a file."
- An "incomplete" marker is shown on the main peer assessment report page for any assessment which is not 100% complete.
- The overall scoring method is no longer pre-selected. Faculty or TAs must choose which scoring method they prefer to use on a peer assessment.
- If students do not click on a performance level when filling out a peer assessment, performance levels are automatically selected based on the points value entered by a student.
- A student can no longer award more points than the maximum allowed for a given criteria.
- Faculty and TAs can now leave additional comments/feedback on the summary report for peer assessments where a group is evaluated (by everyone or by their own group members).
We look forward to your continued feedback on the Peer Assessment tool, and are already working on more changes!
Posted by Brian Klaas at 8:05 AM - Categories: Course Tools