I am using Moodle 1.7.1+ and have set up a workshop.
When a student, say A, has assessed the work submitted by another student, say B, student B inmediately receives the grading and feedback given by student A (well, 30 minutes after student A assessed the work). In my opinion, this issue has two problems:
- The time when the work was assessed is shown to student B, which could be used in some ocassions by that student to find out who assessed the work (as Daniel Brouse pointed out in another thread). Hence, assessments are not really anonymous (if you desire to set them up in that way).
- Student B can see the assessment of other students on his work before submitting his assessment. Even if he doesn't know who assessed his work, he could be influenced by these assessments when evaluating the work of other students (if he feels that the other students are giving him low marks, he could change his mind and give lower marks to other students).
Thanks a lot,