Element Weight sets the weight of the element. In our example all 5 elements are
weighted with a weight of 1. That means each element is worth the same, or 20%
(5 elements at 20% each = 100%). If we feel an element should be worth more or less
than other elements, we can change the weight (from 0 to 4 times weight there are
negative weights as well, but they are experimental). In our examples, we will leave the
weight as 1.
Element 2 field, we will choose one of the sliding scales, the 5 point Excellent/Very Poor
scale. This creates a scale that has 5 options, from Excellent to Very Poor. The grade of
the element is based on the choice. In our example, each element is worth 20%.
If someone rates my paper as a 3 on the scale, I will get 3/5 (a rating of 3 out of a
possible 5) of 20, or 12 points for this element. We need to fill in the element description
in a way that can be answered by the scale Excellent to Very Poor. In our example,
we will use Rate the paper on how well it is written.
Element 3 field, we will use the Score out of 100 scale. This allows the reviewer to
select a score of 0 to 100 for this element. The grade of this element is based on the
score given. If I get a score of 75 on the scale, I will get 75/100 credit, or 15 points
(75% of 20 total points). We need to describe the element in a way that can be evaluated
on a 100 point scale. For this example, we will use On a scale of 100, rate how well the
author did research.
Other elements are filled out in a similar
way. When we have filled out the other
elements, our example looks like Fig. 30.
Click Save changes to save your
changes. The system will then ask if you
want to Amend Assignment Elements
again. If you want to go back and make
changes, click on Yes ; otherwise, click
No. You will now see a screen like this
A Workshop is a peer assessment activity with a huge array of options.
It allows participants to assess each other s projects, as well as
exemplar projects, in a number of ways. It also coordinates the
collection and distribution of these assessments in a variety of ways.
Workshop module does have a learning curve, however the effort made
can include greater student participation.