The links at the bottom allow you to control the workgroup. The Amend Assessment
Elements link takes you back to where you can modify the elements, the scoring, and
the weights. The Administration link allows you to evaluate student evaluations, papers,
and so on.
The 6 stages near the bottom (tabs) allow you to control the pacing of the workgroup.
Fig. 31 shows each stage:
Set Up Assignment as the current stage. To move to one of the next stages, click
on the stage you want.
Allow Student Submissions allows student to submit papers, but they can not
evaluate other papers.
Allow Student Submissions and Assessments allows students to upload their
papers and to assess other papers.
Allow Student Assessments does not allow students to upload papers, but does
allow them to assess other papers.
Calculation of Final Grades allows you to make changes to the grades.
Show Final Grades allows students to see their grades. You can move between
stages at any time (you can skip from stage 1 to stage 3 and back to stage 2 if you
What an accumulative evaluation looks like:
At this point, it might be useful to see what a student would see for an evaluation. For the
accumulative evaluation from above, a student would see something like Fig. 32.
Not Graded Grading Strategy
This grading strategy is used for peer
comments only. You may still have as
many elements as you like, but each
elements only has a comments section
numerical evaluation is not present.
Fill in each element field with a
description to guide the reviewer's
comments (e.g. Discuss the strength or
weakness of the thesis statement. ) When
you have filled in all of the elements, click
on Save changes. The system then
follows the same steps as above
(see the Accumulative Grading Strategy
Error Banded Grading Strategy
This grading strategy is based entirely on
yes/no responses for the evaluation. Each
element is set up with a yes/no system.
When you first click on the workgroup,
you should see something like Fig. 33.
In addition, there is a Grade Table
(Fig. 34) to set up at the bottom of the
page. The grade table allows the teacher
to set up suggested grades based on the
number of No answers recorded by the
reviewer. The Grade Table does not have to be linear (our example takes off 5 for the
first No, 10 for the second No, and 15 for the third No. ). These are only suggested
grades the reviewer may modify the grade up or down by as many as 20 points (stress
to the students they should have good reasons for changing suggested grades).