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Faculty - Self and Peer Assessments in Blackboard

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Faculty - Self and Peer Assessments in Blackboard

The Self and Peer Assessment is designed to facilitate the objective reviewing of student work. Students can evaluate their own work as well as the work of their peers through criteria-based questions. The constructive feedback that students give to and receive from their peers can enhance their comprehension of the subject material and provide valuable insights into their own efforts. Students also benefit from the analytical experience of evaluating submissions against defined criteria.

Creating the Assessment

1. In a content area, click  Assessments  

 
2. Click  Self and Peer Assessment
3. Under ‘Create New or Import,’ leave New selected  

4. In the Assessment Information section, type a Name.  

 
5. Type instructions for the assessment in the Instructions content editor.
6. Set the Submission Start Date and Submission End Date by using the date and time fields.  

7. Under ‘Self and Peer Evaluation Options,’ set the Evaluation Dates by using the date and time fields.  

8. Allow Anonymous Evaluations by selecting Yes. Click No to disallow.  

   
9. Allow Self Evaluations by selecting Yes. Click No to disallow.
10. Allow submitters to view their own evaluation results by selecting Yes for Show Evaluation Results to Submitter. Click No to disallow.
11. In the Number of Submissions to Evaluate field, define how many submissions each student is expected to evaluate.  
  Note  The number entered in the Number of Submissions to Evaluate field does not include the creator of the assessment. Type zero (0) in this field if self-evaluations are the only kind you want.  
12. Make the assessment available by selecting Yes. Select No to make it unavailable.  

 
13. Track the number of views by selecting Yes. Select No to disable tracking.
14. Choose Date Restrictions by clicking Display After and/or Display Until to control when the content is available.  
15. Click Submit  

 

Adding Questions to the Assessment

1. On the Assessment Canvas page, click Create Question on the action bar.  

2. On the Add Question page, provide the question text and a model response.  

  
3. Make the question available
4. Click Submit.

 

Adding Criteria to Questions in the Assessment

The criteria help you evaluate the responses to questions. You can add your own criteria or add a word count criteria to a question. You may specify that an answer should be around 200 words. The word count criteria enables points to be awarded based on the length of an answer. For example, award points if the answer is within 20 words of the 200-word maximum. 

1. On the Assessment Canvas page, click a question’s down chevron and click Criteria.

2. If you want to add your own criteria, on the Add/Edit Criteria page, click Create Criteria
3. On the Add Criteria page, type criteria and points possible.

4. For Assign points, click All or Nothing or Partial Credit.
5. Click Yes or No to Allow feedback to Learner.
6. Click Submit

 

 

If you want to add a word count criteria:  

1. On the Assessment Canvas page, click a question’s down chevron and click Criteria .

2. Click Word Count Criteria

3. On the Add Criteria page, read through the criteria question 

“Does the submission meet the word count recommendation?”

4. Type the Points Possible
5. Add the Recommended Word Count
6. Add the Allowed Variation
7. Click Submit.
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