Workshop: Editing the Assessment Forms

Moodle ISU 2


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 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:

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. Click the Edit Assessment Form option.
  3. Or in the Settings block, Click on Edit Assessment Form.

Edit the Accumulative 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.

For each specific aspect you will do the following:

  1. In the Description text box, Type the description of the aspect for which the student is to assess submissions.
  2. In the Best possible grade / Scale in use dropdown menu, Select the number of points that you wish to allocate for the aspect.

  1. If you wish, you can apply various weights to the different aspects, i.e., Aspect 1 is worth twice as much as the other Aspects. In the Weight dropdown menu, Select the desired weight.

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

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

  1. After completing all the aspects you require, Scroll to the bottom of the page to do one of the following:
  1. Save and Continue Editing will save your current work and remain on the current page.
  2. Save and Preview will allow you to save your current work and preview the form as the students would see it.
  3. Save and Close will save your work and take you back to the Workshop Planner.
  4. Cancel will not save your work and take you back to the Workshop Planner.

Edit the Comments Assessment Form

The Comments Assessment Form only allows for comments, based on specific aspects.

For each specific aspect you will do the following:

  1. In the Description text box, Type the description of the aspect for which the student is to assess submissions.

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

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

  1. After completing all the aspects you require, Scroll to the bottom of the page to do one of the following:
  1. Save and Continue Editing will save your current work and remain on the current page.
  2. Save and Preview  will allow you to save your current work and preview the form as the students would see it.
  3. Save and Close will save your work and take you back to the Workshop Planner.
  4. Cancel will not save your work and take you back to the Workshop Planner.

Edit the Number of Errors Assessment Form

The Number of Errors Assessment Form creates statements that the assessor then decides if they are true or not.  A Grade Mapping Table then decides, based on the number of errors, what grade is posted.


For each specific Assertion you will do the following:

  1. In the Description text box, Type a statement for the student to determine if it is true, i.e., Has less than 3 spelling errors, Has no formatting issues, Has creative ideas, etc.
  2. In the Word for the Error text field, Type the word which students will select if the assertion is false, e.g., No, Missing, Poor, etc.

  1. In the Word for the Success text field, Type the word which students will select if the assertion is true, e.g., Yes, Present, Good, etc.

  1. If you wish, you can apply various weights to the different assertions, i.e., Assertion 1 is worth twice as much as the other Assertion . In the Weight dropdown menu, Select the desired weight.

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

Note: If you leave an Assertion Description blank it will not be included in the form.

The Grade Mapping Table Section

This is where you will determine the percentage score which will be assigned based upon the number of errors.  The Weighted Number of Errors is Less Than or Equals column will be populated based on the number of Assertions you created.

  1. In the Grade for Submission column, Select the percentage next to each number of errors.
  2. After completing all the Assertions you require, along with the Grade Mapping Table, Scroll to the bottom of the page to do one of the following:
  1. Save and Continue Editing will save your current work and remain on the current page.
  2. Save and Preview will allow you to save your current work and preview the form as the students would see it.
  3. Save and Close will save your work and take you back to the Workshop Planner.
  4. Cancel will not save your work and take you back to the Workshop Planner.

Edit 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.  For each Criterion you will do the following:

  1. In the Description text box, Type the overall description of the criterion for which the student is to assess submissions.
  2. For each Level Grade and Definition line you will do the following:
  1. In the Level Grade and Definition dropdown menu, Select the appropriate point value.

  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.

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

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

  1. In the Rubric Configuration section, Click the radio button of either List  or Grid to determine the rubric layout.

  1. After completing all the criteria and selecting the rubric layout, Scroll to the bottom of the page to do one of the following:
  1. Save and Continue Editing will save your current work and remain on the current page.
  2. Save and Preview will allow you to save your current work and preview the form as the students would see it.
  3. Save and Close will save your work and take you back to the Workshop Planner.
  4. Cancel will not save your work and take you back to the Workshop Planner.

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 you will want to see Workshop: Using Examples.

For more Information please visit http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Workshop_settings


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