360° feedback

Activities ::: mod_threesixo
Maintained by Jun Pataleta
A simple 360° feedback activity plugin for Moodle.
Latest release:
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Current versions available: 5
Activity configuration

  1. Select "360° feedback" from the activity chooser.
  2. Tick "Anonymous" if you would like to anonymise user responses after users have finalised their feedback to their peer.
  3. Choose which type of course participants will be participating in the activity.
  4. Save and display
  5. Click on "Edit 360° feedback items" to add/select questions for the questionnaire. There are 2 main question types: Rated questions and Comments. Rated questions get averaged, while Comments are... well, comments.
  6. After you're done setting up the questionnaire, make the 360° feedback activity available.

Providing peer feedback

  1. On the course page, click on the 360° feedback activity.
  2. Select a user whom you will provide feedback to.
  3. Click on the appropriate action icon for that user. Click on the pencil icon to start providing feedback for that user. Click on the trash icon to decline to provide feedback for that user.
  4. If you're done giving feedback to a user for an anonymous 360° feedback activity, clicking on "Submit" will finalise your feedback for that user and anonymise your responses. Clicking on "Save changes" will preserve your responses, so you'll be able to continue filling out the questionnaire should you need to temporarily navigate away from the questionnaire page.

Viewing reports

If you're a manager/teacher for a course, you can view the feedback given to a specified user. To do so,

  1. On the course page, click on the 360° feedback activity.
  2. Click on the magnifier icon for a user to view the feedback for that user.
  3. Rated questions will be averaged.
  4. Responses to comments will be listed for each comment question. If the feedback is non-anonymous, the name of the participant who made the comment will be shown together with the comment.


Please report bugs/suggestions to https://github.com/junpataleta/moodle-mod_threesixo/issues.


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  • Wazza
    Thu, Jun 21, 2018, 6:43 PM
    I installed this plugin in Moodle 3.5. Upon declining a feedback request, I get this error:

    statusid => Invalid parameter value detected: Invalid external api parameter: the value is "", the server was expecting "int" type
    Error code: invalidparameter
    * line 332 of /lib/externallib.php: invalid_parameter_exception thrown
    * line 223 of /lib/externallib.php: call to external_api::validate_parameters()
    * line 59 of /lib/ajax/service.php: call to external_api::call_external_function()

    Furthermore the plugin seems to work, but self assessment would be a great addition!
  • Thu, Jun 21, 2018, 11:34 PM
    Can I limit the list of Participants to those users that have the teacher role in the course?
    Purpose: The users that are enrolled as students into the course should be able to give feedback to the users that are enrolled as teachers into the course.
  • Fri, Jun 22, 2018, 10:27 AM
    Thanks, everyone!

    Hi Andrea, I think CSV/PDF export functionality would be beneficial. I'll be including this for future development.

    Hi Richard, I'll look into the error that you encountered. Seems like self-review is quite a well-requested feature. I'd like to get some ideas on how to implement this. Would it make sense to allow self-review only for non-anonymous feedbacks?

    Hi Thomas, in your use case, you would like a set of roles (e.g. students) to provide feedback on other roles (e.g. teachers)? I think this has been also mentioned in the previous comments. I'll think about this.

  • Wazza
    Fri, Jun 22, 2018, 3:29 PM
    Hi Jun,

    I think you are right. In my opinion anonymous feedback is a no-go.

    I have not yet dived in the details of this plugin, but is it possible for someone to request feedback from:
    1. A selected group of students in a course (not all students)
    2. A selected group of teachers
    3. An outside group using some sort of key (I know, anonymous feedback is then possible - but learning also takes place outside Moodle)

    Just some thoughts... a true 360 feedback needs to extend to non-Moodle users. You can request your boss, parents, ex-teachers or ex-students for feedback.
  • Wazza
    Mon, Jul 16, 2018, 9:46 PM
    When trying to open 'Api Documentation'


    I'm getting this error:

    Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: **Missing implementation method of mod_threesixo\external::submit_feedback**
    More information about this error
    ×Debug info:
    Error code: codingerror
    ×Stack trace:
    • line 102 of /lib/externallib.php: coding_exception thrown
    • line 36 of /admin/webservice/documentation.php: call to external_api::external_function_info()

    It seems something is not implemented correctly concerning the webservices?

    (posted this here as well: https://github.com/junpataleta/moodle-mod_threesixo/issues/8)
  • Wed, Jul 25, 2018, 11:42 PM
    Hi Richard, apologies for the late response. This should be fixed on the new release. Thanks!
  • Thu, Sep 13, 2018, 3:00 AM
    Great plugin! Congratulations, Jun!

    Is there any way to restrict groups of participants in a grouping, like other activities do in the 'Common module settings' section?
    Thanks in advance.
  • Sun, Sep 23, 2018, 4:10 AM
    Invalid parameter value detected.
    Teacher role cannot add questions.
  • Mon, Sep 24, 2018, 2:20 PM
    Thanks, Renato! If I recall correctly if you have groups set up in your course and your 360 feedback instance, participants should only be able to provide feedback on their group mates.

    Hi Jan, by default, the editingteacher role should have the "Edit 360° feedback questions" (mod/threesixo:editquestions) capability. Can you check if your teacher role has this capability?
  • Mon, Sep 24, 2018, 8:46 PM
    Hi, Jun.
    For groups, the plugin works OK.
    But it is not working for groupings, useful when there are sudents that can be members of more than one group.
    Most activities work this way: there is a grouping setting in the 'Common module settings' section.
    Can you think about it for a future release?
  • Fri, Sep 28, 2018, 1:06 PM
    Aha, I see what you mean. I'll look into that next time. Thanks!
  • cb userpic w harvey
    Tue, Oct 9, 2018, 12:51 PM
    How do students see their peers' feedback? I've had all students evaluate each other's speeches, but none of us can figure out how students see their peers' feedback.
  • Tue, Oct 9, 2018, 1:56 PM
    Hi Clay, for now, this feature is not yet available and the results can only be viewed by the teacher. I'll be adding this feature in later versions.

  • Mon, Mar 4, 2019, 7:03 PM
    Gracias fot the update.
    Version 36 doesn't appear in AMOS to translate? Can you verify? Thanks
  • Wed, May 15, 2019, 10:43 PM
    Will this plugin work in Moodle 3.3?
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