Hi. I'm looking for a clean, easy way for students to complete a self-assessment.
I love the flexibility in Moodle. Usually, I can find a way to provide an experience for learners that meets our needs. Sometimes, these could be improved visually, but, usually, I can find a way. However, this topic seems to have come up quite a bit in these forums (from an Improvement of workshop, Self-assessment flowchart, and Workshop or assignment for Self Assessment? to name a few).
I'm still not finding a way for students to do self-assessment cleanly. The idea here is that self-assessment is a powerful activity.
I have tried a variety of methods.
Ultimately, this is the winner so far. The teacher creates a quiz with the rubric as the questions. This allows for a grade to be derived. The student can easily see his grade and his assessment. However, this certainly doesn't look or feel like a rubric. This can also be visually quite lengthy.
This is my second-place finisher. I can get incredibly close with Assignment. The only caveat is that students can not be in any groups. Here is the process:
Course must be set to "Separate Groups"
This is where the caveat of students can only be in one group comes in. If students are in multiple groups (e.g. they are in a first-hour group, and a self-assessment group), they will see the results of everyone in all of those groups. Thus, students would be able to see all first-hour students (and scores). To combat this, one could make a class just for self-assessment.
Create an Assignment.
- Give it a name.
- Uncheck all Submission types
- Uncheck all Feedback types
- Set grading to Rubric
Locally assigned roles
Adjust the Locally assigned roles for this assignment only. Make each student a Non-editing teacher.
Make sure that students can NOT "Access all groups"
Again, close with this one, but two issues come up:
- No "score"
- Groups remain an issue: students can only be in one group.
This can be pretty. It is easy to limit to one student. However, no total score is generated.
Workshop is geared for peer assessment. However, it is geared for the whole class. Part of the Workshop system is that the entire class moves from one phase to the next. There are five phases:
4. Grading evaluation
The entire class moves from one phase to the next. Additionally, you can restrict the activity by Group. However, this means that you would need to create the Workshop Activity, with all the settings and then Duplicate the activity times the number of students. So, if you had 98 students, you would need to Duplicate the activity 97 times. Additionally, you would need to reset the Group on all 97 of those duplicates. (Now you can automatically switch from the Submission to Assessment phase - which saves a ton of steps).
So, that's a quick overview of our goal of having students self-assess. There doesn't appear to be a simple way to make this happen.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
*This was crossed posted on my blog as well.