Jeffrey, what you describe would really lend itself to the workshop module. Workshop is an excellent tool for self and peer assessment. Irecently used it with Year 7 who worked on a project to create a leaflet. They decided on the assessment criteria themselves, developing them it using a wiki, they then produced a leaflet according to the assessment criteria. I created a workshop activity and the associated rubric from what distilled through the wiki, and they assessed each others' and their own work via the workshop.
For next time, with more time and a tad more planning, I would run the different elements of the workshop at different times - they need time to reflect on their own assessment of their work and on the comments that others make when their work is assessed, and to then have the facility to make amendments and have a re-grade. Unfortunately the National Curriculum doesn't leave a lot of time for this!
Another great AFL tool is the blog
. I use both the Moodle internal blog and external Wordpress blogs (which allow commenting) for pupils to reflect on their progress and invite constructive comments from others. The RSS
feed block allows the feeds from these to be included in individual's courses or My Moodle pages.
Elsewhere in Moodle, the Lesson module allows for creation of individual learning plans based on level of attainment, as a module of lessons can be prepared that create an individual learning pathway from the responses the student gives.
Quizzes give opportunities to give feedback on wrong (and right) answers so that the student giving an incorrect response might be shown a url for the resource that they need to look at to get the question right. I have found it useful to look at the logs after a quiz to see who actually spent time reading the feedback and acting on it, rather than just quickly having another go at the quiz in the hope that they got the answers right the second time! Inevitably, those spending more time to research their incorrect responses get them right more reliably the second time.
Hoping this helps, drop me an email if you'd like to discuss this more.