How to Create a Peer Assessment in Blackboard
Faculty use Self and Peer Assessment in Blackboard to improve collaboration, facilitate interaction with learned materials, and to observe students’ comprehension of materials. Self and Peer Assessment allows students to provide their peers with constructive and analytical feedback on their completed works. If you want to add another layer of evaluation and content review to your course, choose Self and Peer Assessment in Blackboard.
How to Create Self and Peer Assessment
In the content area where you want to add the Self and Peer Assessment assignment, click on Assessment > Self and Peer Assessment. In the assignment, you can create a new assessment from scratch or import a previously used assessment. Name the assessment and provide students with instructions for completing the task.
Next, you will need to create dates for submitting and reviewing submission.
- Set the Submission Dates. Students will be allowed to upload documents or type their responses during this time only.
- The Evaluation Dates are the time in which students can review others’ submissions.
*Please Note: Students who don’t submit will not be able to evaluate.
Once you set the dates, choose the settings.
If you allow anonymous evaluation, neither submitters nor evaluators will see names. The evaluator won’t see whose assessment they are reviewing, and the submitter won’t see who evaluated their assignment. If you allow students to evaluate themselves by choosing ‘yes’ for Self Evaluation, students will see their own submission. If you choose this option, set ‘0’ for the number of submissions to evaluate. If you allow evaluation results to appear to the submitter.
Finally, if you want the assignment link to appear at a certain time, you will need to use date restriction.
Alert: Once you submit, you won’t be able to edit the settings. You will need to recreate the Self and Peer Assessment.
Creating An Assessment Canvas
The Assessment Canvas is a list of questions to which students must respond. You can create as many questions as you seem fit. If you want students to submit a single paper, Powerpoint, or other uploaded document for review, many instructors create a single question. The question is in the form of an assignment prompt.
After you submit the question, you can add criteria evaluators can use when reviewing their peers’ submissions and/or answers. This area is similar to a rubric. Students can review the criteria, write feedback, and award points to the submitters. The combined point value becomes the points possible for the assignment in the full grade center.
- To add criteria, click on the chevron and choose ‘Criteria’.
- Set criteria information
- Choose the number of points possible for each criterion.
- Establish whether or not the evaluator can award all points to the submitter or partial credit.
- Allow for a feedback area.
How Peer Assessment Appears in the Full Grade Center
When you create a Self and Peer Assessment, a column appears in the full grade center.
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