Create Expert-graded Assessment

In order to add an Expert-graded Assessment to your course, simply drag the corresponding element onto the course schema panel.

Like the Test element, the Expert-graded Assessment has two connections - Pass and Fail:

To customize the assessment element, you can adjust the following settings:

  • Title - the title of the assignment task that will appear on the course schema, in email notifications, and in various reports.
  • Annotation - a brief summary of the assignment that also appears in email notifications.
  • Assignment text - the description of the task, which will be displayed to students once they reach the Expert-graded assessment element in the course.
  • Attach file - files containing additional material can be attached to the assignments.

You can also add experts who will have access to the results submitted by students for evaluation:

On this screen you can also modify the following parameters:

  • Completing period - how much time the student has to complete the assessment. The timer begins to count down once he or she presses the "Start" button. If the assignment is not submitted on time, it is automatically marked as "failed".
  • The format of assessment - the way you would like the work to be graded (either Pass/Fail or a score from 1 to 100).

Once you finish customizing the element, you can connect it to other course elements using Pass and Fail connectors, and also preview how the assignment would look from the point of view of a student.

Preview the Expert-graded Assessment

In the preview mode you see the Expert-graded assessment element as it appears to students, with one small caveat - you can immediately "pass" or "fail" the assignment in order to proceed with the course:

The Expert-graded assessment workflow

Students, when interacting with the Expert-graded assessment element, can submit their results via a simple form:

Then, the assigned experts or the course authors have to manually check the results in Courses > "Course" > Expert-graded assessment page:

They can either send the assignment back for rework with a comment:

Or grade it:

Unless the "Do not accept appeal" checkbox is checked, the student will be able to make another pass at completing the assignment by uploading new files to be checked and graded.

Otherwise the grade is considered final, and the student will proceed along either the "pass" or "fail" path, depending on the result:

Create Peer-graded Assessment

In order to add a Peer-graded Assessment to your course, simply drag the corresponding element onto the course schema panel.

Like the Test element, the Peer-graded Assessment has two connections - Pass and Fail, for students who have collected enough score from peers to exceed the threshold and for those who has not :

If your course is too massive to be handled by one teacher, you can invite the Experts.

  • Experts will receive the email notifications for every submitted assignment.
  • Experts can rate any assignment that requires an evaluation.

To customize the assessment element, you can adjust the following settings:

  • Title - the title of the assignment task that will appear on the course schema, in email notifications, and in various reports.
  • Annotation - a brief summary of the assignment that also appears in email notifications.
  • Assignment text - the description of the task, which will be displayed to students once they reach the Expert-graded assessment element in the course.
  • Attach file - files containing additional material can be attached to the assignments.

You can also add experts who will be able to give additional grades in case a learner has not received enough evaluations by peers:

On this screen you can also modify the following parameters:

  • Time to completion - how much time the student has to complete the assessment. The timer begins to count down once he or she presses the "Start" button. If the assignment is not submitted on time, it is automatically marked as "failed".
  • Pass threshold - the average score for all answers must exceed the specified value to pass the assignment
  • Number of attempts - participants will have the specified number of attempts to complete the task. The best attempt will be taken into account
  • Number of evaluations - number of answers every participant must evaluate to complete the task
  • Evaluation criteria - Add evaluation criteria for participants, e.g. “Literacy” and “Content“.  It will help participants to analyse their own answers against these criteria

Once you finish customizing the element, you can connect it to other course elements using Pass and Fail connectors, and also preview how the assignment would look from the point of view of a student.

The Peer-graded Assessment workflow

Peer assessment helps students to improve the understanding of the topic and to receive the feedback faster. In the course, they will see the peer assessment course element in the following way:

Start button activates the countdown:

After the student submits the work, the system will suggest evaluating peer assignments using the objectives configured by the teacher:

After the students receive the feedback from the peers, they will see the results screen, where they can take an extra attempt if required. After they pass the threshold or run out of the attempts, the system will move them to the next slide of the course map.

Before adding the peer-assessment, we highly recommend doing a test run. It will help you to find the best objectives and threshold values for your students and your assessments.

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