It's kind of a "discussions around a document" idea - I don't want people to be commenting directly in the document; they would comment in a forum or similar.
I believe there is a block (or something!) that will do this in Moodle, but haven't been able to find one in my searches.
Has anyone got any pointers?
maybe just a forum with attachment size set suitably?
For a more complex arrangement, try workshop - which gives time-limits for peer assessment.
Wow, of course I remember you!!! Hope life is treating you well!
It's true that I hadn't thought of the workshop idea, probably because I never really use it! I'll take a look at it and see if it will do the job.
I was searching for this particular block because someone had used it on a previous course and found it quite good (well, actually she said it was functional but a bit clunky ...), but she can't remember the name of it. I think it might be a bit of a wild goose chase, but thought I'd see if it rang any bells with anyone in the wider Moodle community!
Thanks for the tip,
I had a similar situation and found that the Database module applied correctly does this almost perfectly. Students can post a document (or images or whatever), others can critique, teachers can assess. Still a couple of important changes not implemented in 1.8 though, such as getting the grades from the database entry into the gradebook, but this is apparently going to be fixed in 1.9.
Hope this helps!
This is an excellent tip, thanks! I'll have play around and see if this does what I need.
It seems a much more sensible way for a group of students to give peer assessments of work than using something like the "comments" feature in Word etc.
I checked out the video at http://treadwell.cce.cornell.edu/moodle_doc/database_moodle/index.html (a link from the Moodle Docs page) and the tutorial is a great way to get an understanding of how it could work and how to set it up! I'm so happy you suggested this - it would never have occured to me to add a database module for a peer revision activity!
No problem, I think the database activity often gets overlooked for things like this which is a shame as its a great way to build a template for responses and get students to peer review each other's work.
do you have more examples (screendumps?) so we could get a better impression of the hidden Power?
Thanks in advance, Ger
P.S. I'm a huge fan of the OU stuff, and encourage loads of people to check out the free materials at http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/ - well done to OU!
I still hope that good old D3E from OU England, supporting forum discussion on paragraph level of the document left of the discussion will be revamped as a Moodle Module instead of the current version as a standalone application:
For technical details: