Workshop: The Grading Evaluation Phase

Moodle ISU 2
Introduction

During the Grading Evaluation Phase students can no longer modify their submissions or their assessments.  The instructor can use the grading evaluation tools to calculate final grades, manually override grades, provide feedback for authors and reviewers and select example submissions to be published for all students to view after the workshop is closed.

Teachers may use the grading evaluation tools to calculate final grades and provide feedback for reviewers.

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

This guide will help you to:

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

Move to the Grading Evaluation

In this phase, users cannot modify their submissions or their assessments. You may use the grading evaluation tools to calculate final grades and provide feedback for reviewers.

  1. Click on the Light Bulb icon beneath the Grading Evaluation Phase option to begin that phase.

  1. Click the Continue button.

Calculate Grades

This process will calculate the grade for how well the students assessed their peers.

  1. Scroll to the Grading Evaluation Settings section.
  2. In the Grading Evaluation Method you will see Comparison with the best assessment selected.  Currently this is the only method available.
  3. In the Comparison of Assessments dropdown menu, Select how strict the comparison needs to be. The stricter the comparison, the more similar the assessments need to be in order for a high grade.

Hot Tip: For more details about how the Comparison with the best assessment is calculated see http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Using_Workshop and scroll down to the Grade for assessment section.

  1. Click the Recalculate Grades button.

Note: You can adjust the strictness and recalculate the grades.

Hot Tip: At the bottom of page in the Workshop Toolbox you can clear all the aggregated grades or delete all the assessments.  If you delete the assessments, you cannot recover the data.

Understand the Grade Display

Each student will receive two (2) grades.  The first one is an average of all the assessment marks for their submission.  The second one is for how well they assessed their peers.

The grade for the individual’s assessment comes first.

The grade for how well they assessed others is contained in parentheses ( ).

The < tells you who assessed the submission.

The > tells you who submitted the assignment.

A score that is crossed-out (85 90) has been overridden by the instructor.

The @ tells you the assessment has been weighted.

See the chart and the screenshots below for examples and explanations.

Value

Meaning

- (-) < Abu

Maria’s submission has been allocated to Abu (see screenshot).  Abu has not yet assessed the submission.

72 (-) < Gertrude

Maria’s submission has been allocated to Gertrude (see screenshot).  Gertrude has assessed the submission, giving the grade of 72. The grade for assessment (grading grade) has not been evaluated yet.

72 (-) > Maria

Maria's submission was assessed by Gertrude, receiving a grade of 72. The grade for this assessment has not been evaluated.

Value

Meaning

87 (10) < Hypatia

Maria’s submission was assessed by Hypatia with a grade of 87. The grade for this assessment has been evaluated as a 10.

78 (10) @ 3 < Pat Instructor

Pat instructor assessed Maria’s submission, giving the grade for submission 78, the grade for this assessment is 10. The assessment has a weight of 3.

69 (10 / 7) > Euclid

Euclid's submission was assessed by Maria. Euclid's submission received 69 and the grade for this assessment was calculated to 10. The instructor has overridden the grade for assessment to 7, probably with an explanation for Euclid, the reviewer.

Manually Override Grades

You can review all the submissions and assessments.  As you review you may override submission grades or assessment grades, weight an assessment and designate submissions for publication after the workshop is closed.

Review and/or Override Author’s Submissions, Grades and Select to be Published

  1. Underneath the Workshop Planner, Scroll to the author’s name.
  2. To the right of the author’s name, Click on Workshop Assignment.

Hot Tip: You can use the up and down arrows to sort the list of submission by author’s first or last name, the title of the submission, the grade for submission or the grade for assessment.

  1. You will see a link to the author’s submission followed by the assessments of all the reviewers.  Scroll to the Feedback for the author section at the bottom of the screen.
  2. In the Publish Submission checkbox, Click if you would like this submission available to the entire class when the workshop is closed.

Note: Submissions selected for publishing will be highlighted in the spreadsheet overview of grades and submissions.

  1. In the Override Grade for Submission dropdown menu, Select the number of the override grade.

Note: The calculated grade appears in the Calculated Grade for Submission area, just above the dropdown menu.

  1. In the Feedback for Author text box, Type any feedback or rationale for the overridden grade.
  2. Click the Save and Close button.

Hot Tip: You can use the title of the text box as a reminder of who you are providing feedback for - either Feedback for the Author or Feedback for the Reviewer.

Review and/or Override Reviewer’s Assessments and Weight Assessments

  1. Underneath the Workshop Planner, Scroll to the reviewer’s name.
  2. In the Grade Given column, Click on the score you would like to see.

  1. You will see a link to the author’s submission followed by the assessment of all the reviewers you selected. Scroll to the Assessment Settings section.
  2. In the Assessment Weight dropdown menu, Select the weight of the assessment score.

Note: You can use assessment weighting to balance an even number of reviewers.  The grading works better with an odd number of reviewers.

  1. In the Override Grade for Assessment dropdown menu, Select the number of the override grade.

Note: The calculated grade appears in the Calculated Grade for Assessment area, just above the dropdown menu.

  1. In the Feedback for Reviewer text box, Type any feedback or rationale for the overridden grade.
  2. Click the Save and Close button.

Hot Tip: You can use the title of the textbox as a reminder of who you are providing feedback for - either Feedback for the Author or Feedback for the Reviewer.

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

For information on the Closed Phase see Workshop: The Closed Phase.

For more Information please visit http://docs.moodle.org/24/en/Using_Workshop


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