Creating a New Assessment

Overview

The Self and Peer Assessment process begins by creating a new Assessment. Assessments can be created from any of the content areas within a Course.

Note: Use the Instructions field to provide clear instructions and other information that may be helpful in completing the Assessment.

Date Ranges

There are three date ranges that are necessary to the successful creation and deployment of an Assessment: Display After/Until, Submission Start/End and Evaluation Start/End.  They are described in the following table.

Date Range

Description

Display After/Until

The date range which the Assessment is available to Students.

Submission Start/End

The date range which Students can submit answers to an Assessment.

Evaluation Start/End

The date range which Students can submit evaluations of their peers' work on the Assessment as well as their own (if Self Evaluations are enabled).

Follow these steps

To create a new Assessment, follow these steps:

  1. Click Control Panel within a Course.
  2. Click any of the links within the Content Areas section.
  3. Select Self and Peer from the Select drop-down menu.
  4. Click Go.
  5. Enter a name for the Assessment in the Name field.

    Note: At this point, a new column in the Grade Center is with the same name.

  6. Enter instructions for the Assessment in the Instructions Visual Text Box Editor (VTBE).

    Note: Beneath the VTBE there is an option to save these Instructions as a Reusable Object. If selected, these Instructions will be available to Content System Users. The Content System must be installed as a requirement for this option. For more information on Reusable Objects, see the Content System User's Guide.

  7. Use the VTBE to reference any Content System files. Optional.
  8. Set the Submission Start Date and Submission End Date by using the date and time fields.
  9. Set the Start Date and End Date for the peer evaluations by using the date and time fields.
  10. Allow Anonymous Evaluations by clicking the Yes radio button. Click No to disallow.
  11. Allow Self Evaluations by clicking the Yes radio button. Click No to disallow.
  12. Allow Submitters to view their own Evaluation Results by clicking the Yes radio button next to Show Evaluation Results to Submitter. Click No to disallow.
  13. Define how many of their peers' Assessments each student is expected to evaluate in the Number of Submissions to Evaluate field.

    Note: The number entered in the Number of Submissions to Evaluate field does not include the creator of the Assessment. Enter zero (0) in this field if Self Evaluations are the only kind desired for an Assessment.

  14. Make the Assessment available by clicking the Yes radio button. Click No to make it unavailable.
  15. Track the number of views by clicking the Yes radio button. Click No to disable tracking.
  16. Click the Display After and/or Display Until check boxes to control when the content is available.
  17. Set the date and time restrictions for the attached content by using the date and time fields under Display After or Display Until.
  18. Click Submit.