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Mutual assessment in Moodle

The Moodle activity Mutual assessment is a type of task that enables peer review and an assessment of the entire assessment process in a structured framework. You can add the activity if you have switched on editing in your course and then clicked on Add material or activity click.

As a supervisor, you can specify different settings and assessment procedures. The submissions and the assessment performance of the participants are always assessed.

The whole process is divided into four phases:

 

preparation

  • ... through the support
  • Enter the task
  • Configure activity settings
  • Give examples
  • Set point evaluation

submission

  • ... by the participants
  • Setting solutions in the specified period
  • Supervision assigns assessors

evaluation

  • ... by the participants and support
  • Assessing the solutions of other participants

rating

  • ... through the support and the system
  • Completion points are calculated based on the specified criteria

preparation

First prepare Mutual Assessment in front. You are in the first of four phases. The green ticks in the overview (see screenshot on the right) indicate the steps that have already been processed. To edit the mutual assessment, click on Settings (via the Settings> Administration block in the left Moodle column) or on one of the steps in the table (as in the screenshot). Describe in the introduction Subject and purpose of the activity. Choose one Points strategy.

With the Points strategy decide how the participants assess the submissions:

  • Accumulative evaluation / assessment with comments and points: The participants evaluate using defined criteria with points and comments.
  • Comments: The participants comment on the submissions based on defined criteria.
  • Number of errors / statements agree or disagree: The participants evaluate in the form of yes / no (i.e. accepted / not accepted, passed / not passed). Comments can also be added.
  • Categories / weighting: The participants evaluate and weight based on defined criteria.

You determine the points to be awarded and the weighting of the individual criteria in advance.

As the last part of the preparation phase, you work on the Assessment sheet. A suitable mask appears depending on the point strategy selected.

In order to get a better overview of the different point strategies, you will see below the supervision view during the preparation phase and the corresponding participant view. Choose as many evaluation criteria as you want. The description includes the criterion, both with a comment and (if desired) with Points Is evaluated.

Assessment with comments (and points)

From a supervisory point of view in the preparation phase

Out Participant view


Agree or reject statements

From a supervisory point of view in the preparation phase

Out Participant view


weighting

From a supervision point of view in the preparation phase

Out Participant view

submission

When you have completed the preparatory phase, you can use the Submission phase unlock for the participants by clicking on the lightbulb. An automatic switchover at a selected time is possible via the settings.

From a supervisory point of view in the preparation phase

Out Participant view

The participants can now submit their submissions within the time period you have specified. Before the assessment phase starts (i.e. the peer feedback process), make the desired settings for assigning the submissions (e.g. manual or display-controlled). To do this, click on 'Assign submissions'.

Please note that you can choose how many submissions a person has judge must (per assessor) or how many assessments a person must receives (per submission). Depending on the number of participants, this can vary with the automatic distribution in Moodle.

evaluation

When the submission phase is complete, you can download the Assessment phase unlock by clicking on the lightbulb. An automatic switchover at a selected time is possible via the settings.

In this phase, the participants assess the work of the other course participants who have been assigned to them for evaluation.

rating

In this phase you determine the overall rating for the individual course participants. This overall assessment is made up of the assessment for the submitted work (sub-service "Submission") and the assessment of your assessments of the work of others (sub-service "Assessment").

You determine the overall rating for everyone and provide feedback on the work and the assessments. You can also publish selected works so that they are visible as examples for all participants.

Closed

Finally, the participants receive an overview of their points and can, if necessary, view all submissions.

If you work without awarding points, the participants will be shown at the end that they have achieved 0 points. This is of course confusing and should be explained in good time 🙂