Peer grading takes two broad flavours: assessment of the product generated (i.e., assessing deliverables) and assessment of the process (i.e., assessing teammates’ behaviours).
For peer assessment of the product generated
Here are some tools that students can use to peer review work generated by their classmates; they are evaluating the product (e.g. a report, essay, presentation, assignment, etc.)
|ComPAIR: Based on comparative evaluation, students are shown the work from two different peers (or two different teams) and they must judge which better satisfies instructor-set criteria. Each student can be responsible for multiple evaluation pairs. The system can automatically determine (approximate) grades based on the ranking from all comparisons made, and participation marks can also be automatically assigned.|
|peerScholar:peerScholar is a peer assessment application with three main phases: 1) Create (students submit work they have completed, either as text or as a file upload), 2) Assess (students evaluate peer work and provide feedback based on instructor-set rubrics), and 3) Reflect (students read feedback, and optionally provide feedback on the feedback received and/or revise and resubmit the work). There is a slight learning curve with this tool, but it is highly customizable and rooted in educational psychology.|
|Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS): Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) is a specialized online media player for recording, sharing, annotating, and commenting on videos. Annotations and comments for the videos are timeline-based, so students and instructors can leave feedback exactly where it applies.|
|Canvas peer review: built into the Canvas assignment tool is the ability to assign peer reviews for grading. These can be anonymous or not, and manually or automatically assigned.|
For peer assessment of the process used
Here are some tools that students can use to peer review the way students work. In most cases, this involves members of a team evaluating the way other team members (and themselves) contribute to the teams’ functioning and success.
|iPeer is an open-source customizable peer evaluation tool used extensively in engineering at UBC. You control the type of evaluation (simple, rubric, etc.), the availability dates, requirements for comments and self-evaluation, etc. and then students evaluation the peers in their team. Works best in cases with persistent teams. The classlist and teams can be imported from Canvas.|
|ITP Metrics is a free online peer assessment tool, grounded in research. In addition to peer assessment, it includes modules for conflict management, team health, leadership, and personality (based on five factors).
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