Workshop: Editing the Assessment Forms

Moodle ISU


Introduction

Once you have created a workshop, you will need to edit the selected Assessment Form. There are four different assessment forms that can be used within the workshop. Once you have selected a specific assessment type, you will be taken to this form to edit the specific grading criteria.

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

Understand the Assessment Form Options

During the Setup Phase, you selected one of the following grading options:

Based on your selection during the Setup Phase, you will be presented with the corresponding Assessment Form to set the grade and criteria to be used during the Assessment Phase.

Note: Grading strategies cannot be changed once the workshop has moved to the Submission Phase.

There are several ways to access the Assessment Form.

  1. Click on the name of the workshop.
  2. On the Workshop planner, you will see a list of tasks to complete in the Setup Phase.
  3. Click the Edit assessment form option.

~OR~

  1. In the Administration block, Click Edit assessment form.

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Editing the Accumulative Grading Assessment Form

The Accumulative assessment form will display a series of boxes for you to describe the grading aspects along with the score for that specific aspect. You may add as many boxes as needed.  Students will view the information included in the Assessment form while they are assessing their peers’ work.

Note: This
Assessment form is only available if, in the Setup phase, the Grading strategy is set to Accumulative grading.

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For each specific aspect, you will do the following:

  1. Description - Type the description of the aspect for which the student is to assess submissions.
  2. Best possible grade/Scale to use - Select the number of points that you wish to allocate for the aspect.
  1. Type - Select one of the following grading types.
  1. None
  2. Scale - if selected, choose one of the following from the Scale dropdown menu:
  1. Satisfactory
  2. Separate and Connected ways of knowing
  1. Point - if selected, enter the number of points possible in the Maximum points text field.
  1. Weight - Select the weight you would like to apply to this particular aspect.
  1. Aspects can be worth differing amounts, i.e., Aspect 1 is worth twice as much as the other Aspects.

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Note: If you need more aspects, Click Blanks for 2 more aspects. You may add as many as you need, two at a time.  

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Note: If you leave an Aspect description blank, it will not be included in the form.

  1. When all of your Aspects are filled out, Scroll to the bottom of the page and do one of the following:
  1. Save and continue editing -  saves your current work and remains on the current page.
  2. Save and preview - allows you to save your current work and preview the form as the students would see it.
  3. Save and close - saves your work and takes you back to the Workshop planner.
  4. Cancel - does not save your work and takes you back to the Workshop planner.

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Editing the Comments Grading Assessment Form
This Assessment form will only be available if, in the Setup phase, the Grading strategy is set to Comment.

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  1. Access Edit assessment form.

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  1. Description - Type the comments you wish to be seen for the different aspects.
  1. You can add more aspects (in pairs) as needed by Clicking Blanks for 2 more aspects.

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  1. Select one of the following to save:
  1. Save and continue editing -  saves your current work and remains on the current page.
  2. Save and preview - allows you to save your current work and preview the form as the students would see it.
  3. Save and close - saves your work and takes you back to the Workshop planner.
  4. Cancel - does not save your work and takes you back to the Workshop planner.

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Editing the Number of errors Assessment Form

This Assessment form will only be available if, in the Setup phase, the Grading strategy was set to Number of errors.

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  1. Access Edit assessment form.

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  1. Description - Type an assertion, i.e., Is well-written or Objective 5 was met.
  2. Word for the error - Insert a word that will be used to indicate that the assertion was not met.
  1. Examples include: No, Zero, Missing, and Poor.
  1. Word for the success - Insert a word that will be used to indicate that the assertion was met.
  1. Examples include: Yes, 100, Present, and Good.
  1. Weight - Set which Assertions are worth more than others by selecting a number higher than one.
  1. For example: Assertion 1 will be worth twice as much as Assertion 3 because you selected 2 in the Weight category.
  2. If the weight is set to any number greater than one - if the student receives a fail for that assertion - the total number of errors will equal the weight assigned.

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  1. Grade mapping table - this setting automatically converts the number of errors to a percentage for grading purposes.
  1. After you have set the Assertions up, Click Save and close.
  2. Once back at the Workshop planner, in the Administration block, Click Edit assessment form.
  3. Under Grade mapping table, you will be able to set the remaining values for each error accrued.

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  1. Select one of the following to save:
  1. Save and continue editing -  saves your current work and remains on the current page.
  2. Save and preview - allows you to save your current work and preview the form as the students would see it.
  3. Save and close - saves your work and takes you back to the Workshop planner.
  4. Cancel - does not save your work and takes you back to the Workshop planner.

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Editing the Rubric Assessment Form

The Rubric assessment form works like a regular rubric. You will describe a grading Criterion with various levels of mastery and equivalent points.

Note: This Assessment form is only available if, in the Setup phase, the Grading strategy is set to Rubric.

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  1. Description - Type up a Criterion with which the students will use to assess their peers’ submissions.
  1. Example of a Criterion: Overall quality of the paper with levels 1-5 (1 being a Weak paper and 5 being an Excellent paper).

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  1. Level grade and definition - Select the level your Criterion will have from the dropdown menu.
  2. In the text box, Lay out the items that define that level.
  1. In the first Level grade and definition text field, Type the description of how the criterion would look in order to receive the selected number of points.

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Note:  In order to add more levels of mastery, complete the levels shown on the screen and Click Save and continue editing. Two more levels will appear after the save.

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Note: If you leave a Criterion Description blank, it will not be included in the form.

  1. Select List or Grid to determine the rubric layout.

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  1. Select one of the following to Save:
  1. Save and continue editing - saves your current work and remains on the current page.
  2. Save and preview - allows you to save your current work and preview the form as the students would see it.
  3. Save and close - saves your work and takes you back to the Workshop Planner.
  4. Cancel - does not save your work and takes you back to the Workshop Planner.

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Saving the Workshop

Please note that while you are saving the Assessment form for the workshop, you may 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.

From the Workshop planner, you will see if you have any other tasks to complete in the Setup phase.

If you selected Use examples, see Workshop: Using Examples.

For more information, visit Workshop settings.


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