Has anyone tried using Workshop instead of Assignment (advanced uploading) for students to turn in final drafts of a paper? I was thinking about this last night and thought of some advantages and some drawbacks.
In the current version of Assignment, you can choose to use a rubric, which is great, but you can't weight criteria differently, which means the only way to tweak the grading scale is by the number of levels in each criteria--right? Of course, you can also send back a marked-up copy of the student's paper in Assignment, which I like. And there are comment boxes in the rubric.
As I said, it just occurred to me that I can set up a workshop where the students can't assess themselves or others, which means I'm the only one doing the reviewing. If I use Accumulated grading, I can weight different aspects differently and add comments for each aspect. I can also set the grading scale for each aspect, which seems to me to give me more control in fine tuning grades. [NOTE: I find rubrics helpful, but the grading scale "drop-off" points are always too severe--100-75-50-25--so I end up having to go back in and curve things.] BUT I can't think of a way to return marked papers in Workshop, so this seems a downside of this approach. I can always email the marked copies directly to the student, but I like having a record of their work--and mine--right on Moodle.
Anyway, anyone out there experiment with any of the above?