Peergrade is a tool that you can use in a course as an assignment for students to practise giving and receiving feedback from their peers.
In a nutshell, students submit an assignment either individually or as a group, and they can give feedback on other students or groups' assignments.
They can also comment on the feedback that they have received.
In MyCourses, add an external tool from the activity or resource list.
Click “Save and display”.
Go to Peergrade. Before you can create an assignment for students to peer review, you need to verify yourself via the email sent by Peergrade. Check your spam folder if you don't find the email in your inbox.
In Peergrade, create a new class and name it after your course.
Peergrade can be used for individual submissions and for peer feedback.
Create a new assignment and a review template in Peergrade. Give it a title and provide a description of the assignment.
The title and the description are shown to the students when they start reviewing.
In the Rubric, specify the criteria that students use to evaluate the quality of their peers’ assignments. These are the questions that the students answer when giving feedback to their peers. You can select different question types—Text, Scale or Yes/No—by editing questions in the rubric.
Select the Homework template, and add deadlines for submissions and for reviews.
Click “Create an assignment”.
Next, check Settings.
Peergrade will randomly select the peers' assignments to which a student gives feedback. You cannot manually select who reviews whose assignment.
Sort of. Peergrade allows you to assess students' submissions and feedback with the Peergrade scoring system.
Performance scores for students are calculated from their submission score % (received feedback from peers) + feedback score % (given feedback to peers) = combined score % (a weighted average between the submission and feedback score).
Read more on scores and weights.
Unfortunately, Peergrade does not allow transferring any scores, or grades, to MyCourses at the moment. However, you can export data from Peergrade then and import the grades from Excel to MyCourses via a CSV file and using student numbers/email addresses to map the students to the respective grades.
Peergrade can also be used for group submissions and for group-to-group feedback. The settings for group submissions are the same as in peer review except that now you must begin by creating groups in MyCourses.
To create groups in MyCourses, go to Participants in the left navigation bar and find Groups from the gear icon.
Groups: Create groups either automatically (Auto-create groups) or manually (Create group).
Grouping: For easier operation with the groups, create grouping and add the groups in the grouping.
Read more on creating groups.
Then, continue to Peergrade and Settings:
Read more on how group feedback works.
If a student opts out of the course, we recommend you deactivate (or delete) the student manually from the Peergrade Participant page (click on "Class" to find this page). Not deactivating the student can cause problems for group reviews.
The difference between deactivating and deleting.
Before students can submit an assignment or review other students’ assignments, they need to verify themselves for each course via the email send by Peergrade.
Remind the students to check their spam folder too for this verification email.
Peergrade Student Video Tutorials
Peergrade gives some tips for students on how to give constructive feedback.
Phases in Peergrade for students:
Peergrade Help Center
If you need help with using Peergrade or would like to test Peergrade with someone, send the Teacher Services team a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.