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Can this modul be used to Assess Peers and not Submissions?
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I have 2 functionality questions.  Both of which I don't believe exist as I've read through the documentation, forums, and played around with the settings, etc. but want to post just in case I am missing something!!

Scenario: Students working within groups complete an offline project.  They now have to assess each other using a rubric based on their experience working with one another (each student assesses each member of their group).

Q.1. Can each student be assigned more than one peer to assess, based on the groups they belong to?

Q.2. Is it possible to set the Workshop module up to enable assessments on peers without having any submissions?

Currently we are using the Feedback module to accomplish this but there are many drawbacks to this as it makes for a fair amount of manual work once the feedback is done to calculate the final grade and then input it into the gradebook.

I was so optimistic about the new Rubric grading functionality!!  But even if I set up an assignment with a rubric and allow students to do the grading, it will still only allow for each student to be graded only once sad

 

 

 

 
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Re: Can this modul be used to Assess Peers and not Submissions?
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Hi Susan

I believe you can use Workshop for your scenario. Your students will have to "submit" something, though. I mean, there must be a submission record for every participant in order to be assessed by others. You may want to ask students to submit an empty form (no submission text, no attachment), with just some title filled (e.g. their name, the team name or whatever).

Make sure the workshop is set to Separate groups mode. Then use the Random allocator and set the number of reviews per submission to a number higher the number of members in a team (group). This will lead to a situation that the allocator will assign each "submission" to all other members of the group to assess.
 
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Re: Can this modul be used to Assess Peers and not Submissions?
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Thank you!  This seems to work well.  Except for the fact that the final grade isn't coming out as an average of the rubric scores, and I can't seem to to find a place to change the way the rubric aggregates.  I'll keep looking and testing but if anyone sees this post and happens to know please post!  thanks in advance!

 
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Re: Can this modul be used to Assess Peers and not Submissions?
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Just as an FYI in case anyone else has the same problems and stumbles upon this thread, after re-reading the documentation I've managed to work out an average of peer scores by making sure the assessment weight remains at 1 (I think this is the default?) and if using a Rubric, there has to be a value for zero or it doesn't seem to want to calculate properly.

 

 
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Re: Can this modul be used to Assess Peers and not Submissions?
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Hi Susan

please see http://docs.moodle.org/24/en/Workshop_grading_strategies#Rubric for more information.
 
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