Workshop: The Assessment Phase Moodle ISU


During the Assessment Phase, submissions will be assessed using the assessment form created during the Setup Phase.  The submissions must be allocated to students and instructors before moving to the Assessment Phase.

There are many options in creating a workshop.  If you have any questions about the workshop, contact ITRC for additional assistance.

You will want to see the additional Workshop guides for more information about each phase

This guide will help you to:

Move to the Assessment Phase

Once you move to the Assessment Phase, students will be able to assess the submission allocated to them. If you have set Access Controls during the Setup Phase, assessments will be limited to those dates. Make sure that you have allocated the submissions to the students before moving to the Assessment Phase.

Fore more information, see Workshop: The Submission Phase

In the Assessment Phase, when students click on the name of the workshop, they will see the Workshop Planner with a list of the tasks they need to complete along with the window for assessment (if you set a window for assessment during the Setup Phase).

  1. Click on the name of the workshop.
  2. In the Workshop Planner, beneath the Assessment Phase title, Click the lightbulb to begin the phase.

  1. You will see a message that describes what can be done during the Assessment Phase.
  2. Click Continue to move to the Assessment Phase.

Set the Reviewing to be Anonymous

If you have already set the assessment to be anonymous or do not want the assessment to be anonymous, you can skip this section.

  1. Click on the name of the workshop.
  2. In the Administration block, Click Permissions.

  1. From the Advanced role override dropdown menu, Select Student.  
  1. This change will affect all the individuals with the role of Student.


Note: By default, students are enrolled in your course in the Student role.  If anyone has been added in the Student (Manual Enrollment) role, you will need to change the permissions for both roles.

  1. You will see a list of the Capabilities that the Student role is allowed.  
  2. Scroll down to View author names (mod/workshop:viewauthornames).
  3. In the Permission column, Click the radio button above Prevent.

Note: Prevent will make the workshop anonymous.  Do not use Prohibit as it may have some unintended consequences.

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  2. Click Save changes.


Note: When students submit their work, Moodle ISU will not show the name of the file.  When students submit their work, there is a Title field. If a student uses his/her name in the Title field, the reviewer will see the student’s name. In addition, the assessment will not be anonymous if the student includes their name within the body or heading of the file.

Assessing Submissions

In the Assessment Phase, students and instructors will assess the submission allocated to each of them.

  1. Click on the name of the workshop.
  2. Scroll down below the Workshop Planner to the Assigned submissions to assess section.

Note: The instructor will see a master list of the allocations before the Assigned submission to assess list.  The instructor will also see the names of the students, even if the students permissions have been set for anonymous review.

  1. In the Assigned submission to assess section,  you will see the list of submissions assigned to you.
  2. Scroll to the submission you would like to assess.
  3. Click Assess.


  1. You will see a link to download the file followed by the Assessment form created during the Setup Phase.
  1. For each section of the Assessment form, the reviewer will Select the appropriate dropdown menu and Type their comments in the comment fields.
  1. In the Assessment weight section, Select a weight for the instructor’s assessment.  This will weight the instructor’s assessment when calculating the submission grade.


  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page.

To save:

  1. Click Save and continue editing to save the current entries and text for the current assessment.  
  1. This allows you to save your work as you go.
  1. Click Save and close to save the assessment form and return to the Workshop Planner.
  2. Click Cancel to delete your work return to the Workshop Planner.


Once you and all the students have assessed the submissions allocated, you are ready to move to the Grade Evaluation Phase.

For information on the Grade Evaluation Phase, see Workshop: The Grade Evaluation Phase

For Workshop information, see Workshop settings

For additional help, contact the ITRC - (208) 282-5880 or email

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