Workshop: The Grading Evaluation Phase

Moodle ISU

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.

There are many options in creating a workshop.  If you have any questions about the workshop, contact 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. Beneath the Grading evaluation phase, Click the lightbulb icon to begin the phase.

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  1. Click Continue.

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Calculate Grades

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

  1. In the Grading evaluation method, you will see Comparison with the best assessment selected. Currently, this is the only method available.

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  1. From the Comparison of assessments dropdown menu, Select how strict the comparison needs to be. The options are as follows:
  1. Very lax
  2. Lax
  3. Fair
  4. Strict
  5. Very strict

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Note: For more details about how the Comparison with the best assessment is calculated, see Using Workshop and scroll down to the Grade for assessment section.

  1. Click Recalculate grades.

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

Note: 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

- (-) < Euclid/Ryan

Maria’s submission has been allocated to Euclid and Ryan (see screenshot).  Neither Euclid or Ryan has assessed the submission.

48 (-) < Maria

Euclid’s submission has been allocated to Maria (see screenshot). Maria has assessed the submission, giving the grade of 48. The grade for assessment (grading grade) has not been evaluated yet.

72 (-) > Euclid

Maria's submission was assessed by Euclid, receiving a grade of 48. The grade for this assessment has not been evaluated.

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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. Select the author’s submissions from the second column in the Workshop grades report.

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Note: 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.
  2. Scroll to the Feedback for the author section at the bottom of the screen.

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  1. Check the box for Publish submission if you would like this submission available to the entire class when the workshop is closed.

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

  1. Select the number of the override grade from the Override grade for submission dropdown menu.

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Note: The calculated grade appears in Calculated grade for submission just above the dropdown menu.

  1. Type any feedback or rationale for the overridden grade in the Feedback for author text box.

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  1. Click Save and close when you are finished with this assessment.

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

  1. Underneath the Workshop planner, Scroll to the reviewer’s name.
  2. Click on the score you would like to see in the Grade given column.

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  1. You will see a link to the author’s submission followed by the assessment of all the reviewers you selected.
  2. Scroll to the Assessment settings section.

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  1. From the Assessment weight dropdown menu, Select the weight of the assessment score.

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

  1. From the Override grade for assessment dropdown menu, Select the number of the override grade.

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

  1. Type any feedback or rationale for the overridden grade in the Feedback for reviewer text box.

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  1. Click Save and close.

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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, visit: Workshop: The Closed Phase.

For more information, visit Using Workshop.


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