At U of Tampere we have in-house software for student peer-review. Most importantly it is used in one big course, >100 students; there will be even more this year.
We would like to use Moodle and workshop module instead of in-house system. There are at least two big problems:
1) There is no automatic switching from one phase to another. Why one can give time limits for ending submissions and for starting assesments, but system does not automatically move to next phase?
2) Students need extra time sometimes (due to sickness etc.). Even with ignore deadlines -tag they can not submit their work when system has been switched to assesment phase.
Is workshop module used in big courses? If, how are these two problems solved?