How to set up a Self and Peer Assessment

The Self and Peer Assessment tool allows you to set students an assessment.  This can then be assessed by themselves or their peers based on criteria that you create.  Marks may be transferred to the Grade Centre.

To set up a Self and Peer Assessment follow this guide.  This is a complex feature with many screens.  iSolutions recommends that you do a test run first with your students before using this feature in anger, so that both you and your students become accustomed to its use.

 

Edit Mode

Edit Mode

1. Check that Edit Mode is turned ON.  This can be switched by clicking ON or OFF.

Choose Content Area

Choose Content Area

2. Choose the Content Area into which you wish to add your content.  All the content areas work in the same way, if you have renamed or added content areas to your Blackboard course the screenshot above may vary from what you see.

Drop Down Menu

Drop Down Menu

3. Hover your mouse pointer over Create Assessment and then click on Self and Peer Assessment.

New or Import?

New or Import?

4. First you will be asked whether you wish to create a new assignment or import an existing one.  Select New.

Name and instructions

Name and instructions

5. Enter a name and instructions for the assessment.

6. Note that you will have an opportunity to enter the questions later on in this tutorial, so be aware that you do not necessarily need to enter the specific questions in the instructions box.

Start and End Date for Answers

Start and End Date for Answers

7. Select the start date and end date for when students are allowed to submit their answers.

Start and End Date for Evaluations

Start and End Date for Evaluations

8. Select the start and end date for when students should evaluate their or each other’s answers. This should only begin after the end date set at the previous step for the submission process.

9. Set the following options according to your preferences:

Allow Anonymous Evaluation
Anonymous evaluation hides the names of the submitters and the evaluators.

Allow Self Evaluation
Selecting this option allows students to evaluate their own submissions.

Show Evaluation Results to Submitter
If you wish for evaluation results to be shown to the student who submitted the assessment select this option. If the evaluation is anonymous, submitters will not see evaluators’ names.

Number of Submissions to Evaluate
Specify the number of submissions each evaluator should evaluate. Submissions will be distributed among evaluators based on this number. Specify 0 submissions to evaluate if this assessment is only for self evaluation, having selected Allow Self Evaluation above.

Options

Options

10. Set the following options according to your preferences:

Make the assessment available
If this option is set to Yes then students will be able to view the assessment.

Track number of views
If you wish to keep track of the number of times that students have viewed this assignment select Yes, otherwise select No.

Choose date restrictions
You may use this option to choose when this assessment is available to students. Note that date restrictions apply to the content item itself. They are not tied to the dates for the submission and evaluation processes which have been selected in the previous step.

11. click on Submit.

Add Question

Add Question

12. From the Assessment Canvas we will add each question that the student should answer, and then provide criteria by which the peer will evaluate the student’s answer.  Click on Add Question.

Question Text

Question Text

13. Enter a question which the student should answer.

Model Response?

Model Response?

14. If you wish you may enter a Model Response. This allows evaluators to compare the responses in the submissions to an exemplary response. The model response will only be visible during the evaluation process, after the submission process has ended. To use the Model Response it must be available.

15. Click on Submit to finish and OK to continue.

Criteria

Criteria

16. We must now add Criteria to the question. This is what the students will use to evaluate and assess the submission made by their peers.  Click on the Modify button and select Criteria from the menu that appears.

Adding Criteria

Adding Criteria

17. Here we will add criteria for evaluators to use during the evaluation process for this assessment. Criteria will only be visible during the evaluation process, after the submission process has ended. Click on Create Criteria.

Criteria

Criteria

18. Enter a piece of criteria to be used during the evaluation process.

Criteria Options

Criteria Options

19. Choose from the following options:

Points Possible
Enter the number of points possible to attain for fulfilling this criteria.

Assign Points
All or Nothing
Selecting this option means that the assessor can either give the maximum points or no points at all. For example if the points possible is 2 then the assessor can give 0 or 2 points.
Partial Credit
Selecting this option means that the assessor can choose how many points out of the points possible to give. For example if the points possible is 2 then the assessor can give 0, 1 or 2 points.

Allow Feedback to User
If you select this option then the peer assessor can give reasons why they are awarding the points and this information is shown to the original student who submitted the work.

20. Click on Submit to finish.

21. If you do not need to add any more criteria click on OK. If you wish to add further criteria click on Add Criteria and repeat the process from slide 13.

22. Repeat the process from slide 9 to add any further questions and their criteria. Your assessment is now ready. Please read the guide for students on how to complete the assessment, and the guide for staff on checking assessment results.