Moodle - Workshop Module


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This article shows the methods of creating and using the Workshop Module, useful for peer assessment

Adding Workshop

1. With the editing turned on, in the section you wish to add your workshop, click the "Add an activity or resource" link (or, if not present, the "Add an activity" drop down menu )and choose Workshop.
The "Adding a new workshop" form will be displayed
2. Enter the Workshop Name and give a description of the workshop in the “description” field.
3. Check the "use examples" under the example submissons tab.
4. Choose the Workshop features
  • Examples:
a. Click the Add example submission button in the first page of the workshop setup for the assignment. NOTE: you will have to include a description, instructions for submission, and edit the assessment form before you can add example submissions


Here is the main page for the workshop:


b. Click the Continue button and provide a corresponding reference assessment based on the assessment form. If you fail to provide corresponding reference assessment, you can assess the example submissions later by clicking Assess example submission button in the first page of the workshop setup.


c. Teachers can also edit the reference assessment later by clicking the re-assess button in the first page.
  • Peer Assessment: If this feature is enabled, a student will be allocated a certain amount of submissions from his peers to assess. He will receive a grade for each assessment, which will be added together with the grade for his own submission and this will be used as his final grade for this assignment.
  • Self-Assessment: If this option is turned on, a student may be allocated his own work to assess. The grade he receives from assessment of his own work will be counted into the grade for assessment, which will be added together with the grade for submission and used to calculate his final grade for this assignment.
4. Choose the Grading Settings
  • Grading Settings: 
Grade for Submission: This sets the maximum grade a student can attain from a teacher for a given submission. It is scaled between 0-100
Grade for Assessment: Sets the maximum grade a student can receive for assessing other students’ work. It is also scaled between 0-100
  • Grading Strategies: 
Accumulative grading: Comments and a grade are given regarding the aspects of the workshop specified.
Comments: Comments are given but no grade can be given to the specified aspects
Number of Errors: A yes/no assessment is used and comments are given for specified assertions
Rubric: A level assessment is given regarding specified criteria

5. Choose the Submission Settings

  • Manual Allocation:In manual allocation menu once a student has submitted work the teacher can then choose which other students get to access their work. 

If the student has not submitted any work the teacher cannot assign other students to access the work. However without anything submitted the teacher can choose which students’ work this student will access. NOTE: that if a student has not submitted any work they can only be assigned to review other students who have submitted work and likewise other students cannot be assigned to review any student who hasn’t submitted any work.
  • Random Allocation:In random allocation the teacher is given 5 settings that determine how the random allocation will work.

Number of reviews: Here the teacher picks between 0 and 30 reviews for either each submission or per reviewer. That is the teacher may choose to either set the number of reviews each submission must have or the number of reviews each student has to carry out

Prevent Reviews: If the teacher wishes for students of the same group to never review each other’s work, as most likely it is their work too in a group submission, then they can check this box and moodle will ensure that they are only allocated other students out of their group’s work to access

Remove current allocations: Checking this box means that any manual allocations that have been set in the Manual Allocation menu will be removed and can access with no submission: Having this box checked allows students to assess other students’ work without having already submitted their own work.

Add self assessments: This options when checked make sure that as well as assessing other students’ work they must also assess their own. This is a good option to teach students how to be objective to their own work.

6. Specify the Assessment Settings
7. Specify the Access Control
8. Choose the Common Module Settings

Switching Phases

The workshop module requires the instructor to either manually switch between the phases or set the workshop to automatically open up to accept submissions.
To manually switch between phases, click the light bulb above the phase you would like to switch to.

A second option is to set the workshop to automatically open the submission page and possibly automatically switch to the assessment phase at a certain time.
To accomplish this, first go into the workshop and click Edit settings under "Workshop administration" in the "Administration" block on the left of the screen.

Scroll to the "Availability" section. In the "Availability" settings, an instructor can set when the Submission phase will open and close.  There is also an option to have the assessment phase begin when the submission phase closes.  If checked, the instructor can set when the assessment phase will automatically open and close.

Keywords:workshop, peer grading   Doc ID:32663
Owner:Erica H.Group:Moodle
Created:2013-08-09 12:11 CDTUpdated:2018-02-16 11:09 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Moodle
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