I've read this entire thread, and the key question appears to remain unanswered: how do students read or gain access to the comments made by their assessors?
Yes I wish this feature existed in the workshop, I required my students to type in the comments field if they dont' give a perfect score for any item on the rubric.
However, I was saddened by the fact if a student got a low score, there's no way to pull up these comments, nor the specific scores. This is what the official help says:
Accumulative grading: Comments and a grade are given regarding the aspects of the workshop specified.
The comments from their peers will point out the weakness of their work, which is generally difficult to find out by themselves.
Well, when my students click on the closed workshop, they can't see any comments.
I would like my students to be able to dispute the scores and see why they got the score they did.
How can students find the values of the comments field? Is this stored in the database?
CORRECTION: The students have to not only click once on the gradebook, but they have to click their Submission Title to see the list of comments. That wasn't clear in the instructions.