Workshop: The Setup Phase Moodle ISU 2
Workshops are an assignment with a peer assessment component. A typical workshop is a long-term activity and can take up to several days or even weeks to complete. The workshop work flow is divided into five phases. You will manually move the workshop from phase to phase when you are ready to move on.
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
Creating a Workshop
To create the workshop:
- Turn Editing On. For more information please see Moodle ISU Overview.
- Locate the week/topic where you would like to add the workshop and Click on the Add an Activity dropdown menu.
- Click on the Workshop option. This will take you to the Adding a New Workshop Page.
- In the Workshop Name field, Type the name of the workshop. This will show to the students on the front page.
- In the Description field, Type instructions for the workshop and any other information you would like the students to see.
- In the Workshop Features section Select the options you would like.
- Use Examples: If checked, students can try working on one or more example assessments and compare them with a reference assessment, before assessing other students’ submissions. There is no grade given to the student for the attempt.
Note: If you select Use Examples you will want to see Workshop: Using Examples.
- Use Peer Assessment: If checked, the instructor can distribute student submission for peer assessment. Each student will receive a grade for both their assessment of peer submission(s) and their own assignment submission.
- Use Self-assessment: If checked, students may be assigned their own submission to assess. The student will receive a grade for submission and for the assessment of their own work.
Hot Tip: For more information on how the assessment grade is calculated see Workshop on the Moodle.org site.
- In the first Grade for Submission dropdown menu, Select the maximum grade for the student’s own submission grade.
- In the second Grade for Submission dropdown menu, Select the gradebook category where the grade should be placed in the gradebook. If you do not use categories in your gradebook, leave as Not categorized.
- In the first Grade for Assessment dropdown menu, Select the maximum grade for how well the student assesses others.
- In the second Grade for Assessment dropdown menu, Select the gradebook category where the grade should be placed in the gradebook. If you do not use categories in your gradebook, leave as Not categorized.
- In the Grading Strategy dropdown menu, Select which grading method you would like to use.
- Accumulative grading: Grades and comments are given for specific aspects of the work.
- Comments: Only comments are given during the assessment phase. No grade is given.
- Number of errors: Comments can be given and a checklist of yes/no is given as a grade regarding specified assertions to be considered during the assignment.
- Rubric: A rubric with specific grading requirements set by you (the instructor) is used to assign a grade.
Note: After creating the workshop you will need to edit the assessment form. For information on editing the assessment forms see Workshop: Editing the Assessment Forms.
Note: Grading strategies cannot be changed once the workshop has moved to the Submission Phase.
- Decimal Places in Grades: (Advanced option) This option will allow you to specify the number of decimal places in the grades.
Note: Click the Show Advanced button to show the Decimal Places in Grades option .
- In the Instructions for Submission text field, Type instructions to the students for submitting their work. These instructions will be shown to the the students at the beginning of the Submission Phase.
- In the Maximum Number of Submission Attachments, Select the number of files the student may need to submit.
- In the Maximum File Size dropdown menu, Select the maximum size of an individual file to be uploaded.
Hot Tip: 1MB is generally more than sufficient for most word documents. If your students are turning in files that include pictures (i.e., Magazine layouts, PowerPoint files) you will want to increase the file size as well as discuss how to compress images.
- To allow students to submit work after the submission deadline, Click the Show Advanced button in the right corner of the submission settings box, then Click the Late Submissions box
- In the Instructions for Assessment text field, Type instructions to the students for assessing their peers’ work. These instructions will be shown to the the students at the beginning of the Assessment Phase.
Note: To use “Mode of Examples Assessment” options you must have checked the box for “Use Examples” in the Workshop Features area.
- In the Mode of Examples Assessment dropdown menu, Select when and how students will assess the examples.
- Assessment of example submission is voluntary: Example submission is given, and the student may practice assessing at their own discretion.
- Examples must be assessed before own submission: The student assesses the examples before submitting their work, allowing them to see the criteria of assessment before submission, and possibly update their submission(s) to reflect the criteria.
- Examples are available after own submission and must be assessed before peer assessment: This option waits until after the student has submitted their work to provide practice assessments, so the student cannot alter their submissions according to assessment criteria. This option requires the student to practice assessing others’ work before assessing a fellow student’s submission.
Click the Show Advanced button to show the following options
- To set a specific submission window, at the end of the Open for Submissions From line, Click on the Enable box.
- This option determines when the students will be able to submit their work. However, the Setup Phase must be completed and the workshop must be in the Submission Phase in order to allow submissions.
- Click on the Open for Submissions From dropdown menus to select the desired date and time.
Note: If you do not enable the Open for Submissions From, the students can submit their work as soon as you move to the Submission Phase.
Note: The time is military time, so 5:00 pm is 17:00. Midnight is 0:00, or the first hour of the day. We strongly suggest NOT using midnight. Friday at midnight will be displayed Saturday at 0:00 and may cause confusion.
- To set a submission deadline, at the end of the Submissions Deadline line, Click on the Enable box
- Click on the Submissions Deadline dropdown menus to select the desired date and time.
Note: If you do not enable the Submissions Deadline date, the students can submit their work at any time during the Submission Phase.
Note: ISU Maintenance on IT services may be any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday beginning at 11:00 pm through 6:00 am the following day. We strongly suggest NOT having any due date/times during these windows.
- To set a specific assessment window, at the end of the Open for Assessment From line, Click on the Enable box.
- This option determines when the students will be able to assess their peers’ work. However, the Setup and Submission Phases must be completed and the workshop must be in the Assessment Phase in order to allow assessments.
- Click on the Open for Assessment From dropdown menus to select the desired date and time.
Note: If you do not enable the Open for Assessment From, the students can submit their work as soon as you move to the Assessment Phase.
- To set an assessment deadline, at the end of the Deadline for Assessment line, Click on the Enable box
- Click on the Deadline for Assessment dropdown menus to select the desired date and time.
Note: If you do not enable the Assessment Deadline date, the students can assess their peers’ work at any time during the Assessment Phase.
Common Module Options
For more information on common module settings please see Groups and Groupings.
For more information on restricting access please see Moodle ISU overview.
For more information on activity completion please see Activity Completion.
Saving the Workshop
Please note that while you are saving the settings of the workshop, you have not yet completed the Setup Phase. Based on some of the criteria selected in creating the workshop you will have a list of items that will need to be completed.
To continue setting up your workshop, Click the Save and Display button.
- Your next step will be to edit the assessment form. For more information on editing the assessment forms please see Workshop: Editing Assessment Forms
If you Click the Save and Return to Course button you can come back later to finish the workshop.
For more information please visit http://docs.moodle.org/24/en/Workshop_settings
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