In our institution we now have a requirement that the student signs for their feedback, to make sure we've given them feedback. This can be electronic, such as an activity completion in Moodle. I've been trying to figure out how to do this in Moodle, for example I could have a Choice activity which says something like 'I acknowledge that I have received feedback for assessment xyz', however it's dependent on the student actually clicking on it. I'm wondering if there's a way of preventing students from seeing their feedback until they've completed an acknowledgement , does anyone have any ideas? We're using 3.1
I'm assuming that you want the students to acknowledge that feedback exists and that they agree to read it. So, it seems to me that the order in which this "agreement" is memorialized by the students isn't the issue - "feedback is here now, and you agree to read it" or "feedback will accompany your grade, and you agree to read it" seems to me equivalent. Therefore, you could write a "submission statement" that includes this agreement to read the feedback once the grade is issued.
Other than that, I don't see how that would be possible without some programming.
That's an interesting idea, we already use a submission statement where they agree that they are submitting their own original work etc. so it could be added to that. I'm not sure whether that would be good enough but I'll look into it. This is a fairly new requirement and is open to interpretation so someone is investigating the actual requirements and I'll suggest this to her.
Does Moodle log an event when a student views their feedback?
I guess that is not entirely clear, but basically, for a given student you need to find a 'Status of the submission viewed' event after the event where the teacher graded it.
What does singing for their feedback actually achieve? Keeping bureacrats in jobs? Wasting people's time?
Yes I had thought of looking at the logs, which could be quite tedious, however it could be done. I'm not sure whether there needs to be a conscious acknowledgement by the student, rather than a passive one but I'll look into it. I'm convinced that a lot of bureaucrats are kept in jobs by these sorts of things!
Just to clarify. I was not suggesting that you or anyone else manually look at the logs.
I was thinking that this should be automated in some way.
I think such a feature is sadly lacking in Moodle
I have compared Moodle and other LMS's here
Showing feedback before giving the score is a potentially interesting feedback. (The linked article recommends, among other things "Student must respond to teacher’s written feedback with some reflection on the feedback and how they will adopt these recommendations in the future."
However, I don't don't know how you stop the student just copying and pasting something like "Just give me my grade, you stupid LMS" into the refection box to get their score.
As usual in such cases, thinking this is a technology problem misses the point.
One thing the OU does in some courses is to occasionally require the student to write a reflective note about what they learned from the feedback as part of the *next* assignment.
How about you include a link to the course certificate or a certain page that is otherwise hidden in the feedback? Then they have to read it to continue...