The Workshop activity provides a process for students to receive both instructor and peer feedback on open-ended assignments, such as essays and research papers. Workshop allows students to create their own projects and assess the work produced by their peers. It also coordinates the collection and distribution of these assessments in a variety of ways.
Typical Workshop is not a short-term activity, and it takes up to several days or even weeks to complete. The Workshop workflow can be divided into five phases. The teacher controls which phase the workshop activity is in at any time.
•Setup phase - Teacher creates and determines workshop, students cannot do anything
•Submission phase - Students turn in work within a time frame
•Assessment phase - Peer assessment by students
•Grading/evaluation phase - Teacher grades submissions and peer assessments
•Closed phase - Final grade is calculated. Students may see grades and their work
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A student’s grade for the workshop activity is the sum of the following:
1) Grade for Assessment: This is the grade for the student’s ability to effectively assess their peers. Grade for Assessment is automatically calculated by Moodle. Moodle tries to estimate the quality of assessments the participant provided to their peers.
2) Grade for Submission: This is the grade for the student's work. It is calculated based on the weighted mean of the grades given during the peer review process.
Grading Strategies determines the look of the assessment form and how the final grade for submission is calculated from all completed assessment forms in a given submission. Grading Strategies cannot be changed after work has been submitted. Workshop has the following Grade Strategies:
No grading: Students who review assignments don’t give each other grades, just comments. Instructors can then grade the comments, which will give a student his/her final grade.
Accumulative grading: The grade of each assessment is made up of a number of assessment elements. Each element should cover a particular aspect of the assignment.
Error Banded Grading: Submissions are graded on a set of Yes/No scales. The grade is determined by the Grade Table, which gives the relationship between the number of errors and the suggested grade.
Criteria Grading: This is the simplest type of assessment to grade (although not necessarily the most straightforward to set up). The submissions are graded against a set of criteria statements. The assessor chooses which statement best fits the piece of work.
Rubric: This is a similar to Criterion Grading except there are multiple sets of criteria. Each set covering a particular Category can have up to five statements.
1) The number entered here determines how many items will be used in the assessments. Depending on the type of grading strategy, this number gives the number of comments, assessments elements, bands, criteria or categories (sets of criteria) in a rubric.
2) The number entered here determines how many "upload boxes" are shown when the student submits a piece of work.
3) Allow students to resubmit work.
4) This number determines whether the students are asked to assess any example pieces of work before submitting their own work.
5) This will establish how Moodle should compare a student’s assessments of a peer’s work to the assessments made by the instructor.
1) Select the number of assessments a student should make
2) Define weight of instructor assessment.
3) Use this setting to vary the number of times that certain assessments can be evaluated.
4) A workshop assignment can optionally include the student's own work in the set of pieces each student is asked to assess.
5) This setting allows students to respond to feedback provided by others.
6) This option can be used in a workshop assignment where there must be agreement between the students on each assessment. If the option is taken to hide grades in the peer assessments, the grades are revealed once agreement has been reached.
7) The League Table lists the best submissions produced in the assignment.
8) A peer-graded assignment can be graded anonymously.
9) Set up a password for this activity.
1) Select the desired start and end dates and times for submission(s) and assessment(s).
2) Select date to release teacher grades.
3) Select group mode.
4) Make this activity visible or invisible to students.
5) Save changes.
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