Just wanted to let you know about a couple of write-ups from two iterations of using Workshop with a small-ish cohort of students using it for non-compulsory peer review. The write-ups go into the nitty gritty of the settings and anticipating pitfalls - I hope they are useful. Any further suggestions based on your experience would be much appreciated.
The major insight for us was the importance of the instructions - understanding how and when the description, instructions for submission, and instructions for assessment display to students, and using the News Forum to remind students about what to do any when - this latter required the tutors to write diary notes to send out those Forum posts (Moodle Events may help us here in future). The change to Workshop we would most appreciate is allocation on demand, allowing tutors to set a softer deadline without having to manually allocate late work.
We've reached a high level of satisfaction now with both students and staff - thank you David and all for a really helpful activity.
All the best,
Mira - University College London