Self and Peer Assessment Building Block

Overview

The Self and Peer Assessment Building Block allows an Instructor to create an exercise, composed of one or more Questions, each with one or more Criteria, to be presented to their Students for completion and evaluation. These Assessments, along with their Questions and Criteria, can be exported and then imported for later use.

Questions provide structure and content to the Assessment. They can be simple ("What is 2 plus 2?") or complex ("Describe the main reason for the fall of the Roman Empire.").

The Criteria that accompany each Question provide the means to evaluate the responses to those Questions. The number or Criteria can also range from one ("Did the answer = 4?") to many:

The Self and Peer Assessment Building Block is a tool designed to facilitate the objective, analytical, and learning comprehension skills of students. Reviewing the work of fellow students through criteria-based reference evaluation allows constructive feedback. The constructive feedback that students give to and receive from their peers can enhance their comprehension of the subject material and provide valuable insights into their own efforts.

Features and Functions

The Self and Peer Assessment Building Block is a tool designed to enhance the reflective learning skills of students. Reviewing the work of colleagues through criterion-based reference evaluation promotes constructive feedback. The constructive feedback that students receive from their peers can provide valuable insights into their own efforts.

Large classes can benefit from the Self and Peer Assessment Building Block by distributing the administrative workload; quality feedback can be provided from several different individuals, instead of relying upon a single Instructor.

Assessments can be precisely scheduled to allow the proper time for the submission and evaluation process to be completed; including the time to access any content items associated with the assessment.

Instructors have the option of using Self and Anonymous evaluations. These options may provide a comfort level that can result in more candid assessments and evaluations. They may also impact the integrity of the assessment process; care must be exercised in their use.

Enable the Self and Peer Assessment Building Block

The Self and Peer building block is included in the Blackboard Learning System. By default, it is turned on and available for use immediately.

See also

The following topics outline the features and functions of the Self and Peer Assessment Building Block:

Creating a New Assessment

Importing an Assessment

Exporting an Assessment

Adding a Question to an Assessment

Adding Criteria to a Question

Adding a Question from the Library

Previewing the Assessment

Completing an Assessment

Evaluating an Assessment

Monitoring the Submissions

Monitoring the Evaluations

Viewing the Results