Self and Peer Assessment

​​Self and Peer Assessments

Self and peer assessments are used to review your own work as well as the work of fellow students. Assessments are criteria-based to ensure students receive constructive feedback from multiple individuals, enhancing the comprehension of the subject material.

Learn how to:

  • Complete a Self Assessment

  • Submit a Peer Assessment

Follow these steps to complete a Self Assessment:

Step 1:

Locate the Self-Assessment in the course and select View/Complete Assessment.

Along with the instructions for the assessment, there are two dates: one for submission and one for evaluation.

Screenshot of the assessment area with the View/Complete Assessment link highlighted. 

Step 2:

On the Take Assessment page, select a question link.

Screenshot of the Evaluations to Complete page with a link to Question 1 highlighted. 

Step 3:

To answer the question either:

  • Type your response in the textbox;

    OR

  • Attach one or more files from your computer. To upload the file, choose Browse My Computer and double-click the file to upload it.

Screenshot of the assessment response area with the Browse My Computer button highlighted. 

If you need to remove file, select Do not attach.

Screenshot of the assessment response area with the Do not attach link and Next button highlighted. 

Step 4:

Select Next to go to the next question.

Step 5:

Repeat these steps until all the questions are answered. Then select Submit.

Follow these steps to submit a Peer Assessment:

Step 1: Locate the Peer Assessment in the course and select View/Complete Assessment.

Screenshot of the assessment area with the View/Complete Assessment link highlighted. 

Step 2: On the Evaluation Overview page, select from the list of participants to start an evaluation.

Screenshot of Evaluations Overview page instructions: Click on a name below to begin an evaluation. The names may be anonymous. Evaluations can be modified or reviewed until the end date of the evaluation. The list of evaluations includes the participants’ names, status, and points allocated. 

Step 3: On the Evaluations page:

    • 1. Review the text in the Submission box.

      If the instructor has provided an example of an evaluation, it will appear in Model Response.

      Screenshot of the evaluation page with the Model Response button highlighted. 
    • 2. Review attached files.

      Screenshot of the evaluation page with the Model Response button highlighted. 
  • 3. Provide feedback, if requested.

  • 4. Type the number of points for each criterion;

    OR

    Select the Allocate Points check box.

  • 5. Select Save and Next Question.

    Screenshot of Criteria Completion Status with the area to add feedback highlighted, an arrow pointing to the place to enter points earned and the button Save and Next Question highlighted. 

Step 4: Select Save and Submit to finish the evaluation.

Screenshot of assessment area with the Save and Submit button highlighted. 

On the Evaluations page, the total points allocated and the status are updated.

Note:

The evaluation can still be revised until the End Date.

Screenshot of updated Evaluations page with instructions to: Click on a name below to begin an evaluation. The name may be anonymous. Evaluations can be modified or reviewed until the end date for evaluation. The list of evaluations includes the names of the students, status and possible points. 

Step 5:

To exit Evaluations, select OK.

Screenshot of the Evaluations page with the OK button highlighted. 

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