Adding/updating Workshop

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Here are the workshop configuration settings. These will appear when adding a workshop activity for the first time to a course, or when the editing teacher selects the Settings>Workshop Administration>Edit settings link.


To add a new workshop to a course, the teacher has to follow the steps:

  1. In course Editing Mode, choose “Workshop” from “Add an activity” drop-down menu.
  2. Adding a new workshop form will be displayed.
  3. Enter the Workshop Name (Submission Title), description such general settings.
  4. Choose the Grading settings for the workshop. Choose Submission settings such as the number of attachments in submission, allowed re-submission count etc.
  5. Specify Assessment settings for the submissions.
  6. Choose Access control for groups or all course members.
  7. Choose advanced settings and also you can restrict availability by specifying open and closing date for submissions and assessments.
  8. The specimen assessment form is available for students to assess the work of their peers.

Workshop features

Workshop module enables the teachers to conduct peer-assessment course activity. The students can either submit online text or upload attachments to the Workshop activity. For e.g. the teacher can specify a theme for all the students to work on and allow students to grade the work of their fellow students of the course.

Grading settings

  • Grade for Assessments: Choose the grading for assessments by other students (0-100). This is the average grading that studentsc can give to each other's work.
  • Grade for Submission: Choose the grading for student submissions (0-100). This is the grading that the teacher will give to the student's work.
  • Grading Strategy: Choose the strategy you want to use for grading the student submissions
    • Not Graded Bold text- The grading will not be given to the work. This is just to encourage students to comment on each other's work.
    • Accumulative - The grading will be combination of student's assessment and the grading given by the teacher.
    • Error Banded - The grading will be based on some statements that are qualitatively set. For e.g. yes/No questions or Satisfactory scale etc.
    • Criterion - The grading will be based on some criteria that is defined to measure the quality of work. For e.g. Creativity, Originality of work, Presentation, Timeline etc.
    • Rubric - The grading will be based on some rubric as designed by the teacher.

Note that the grading strategy cannot be modified once the submissions have begun.

  • Number of Comments, Assessment Elements, Grade Bands, Criterion Statements or Categories in a Rubric:
    • Number of Comments – The maximum number of comments that a student can make for his peer’s work if Grading Strategy is chosen as Not Graded. (Range from 0-20).For E.g. A student can make 3 comments for other student’s work.
    • Assessment Elements - The maximum number of assessment statements that can be used to assess a student’s work if “Accumulative” is chosen as grading strategy. (Range from 0-20). For E.g. Student‘s submitted work has less than 5 typographical errors.Student‘s submitted work has less than 5 formatting errors.
    • Grade Bands - The maximum number of qualifying statements that can be used to assess a student’s work if “Error Banded” is chosen as Grading strategy.(Range from 0-20).For E.g. Student‘s submitted work is excellent. Student‘s submitted work is mediocre. Student‘s submitted work is poor.
    • Criterion statements - The maximum number of criterion statements that can be used to assess a student’s work if “Criterion” is chosen as grading strategy. (Range from 0-20).For E.g. Student‘s submitted work has creative ideas. Student‘s submitted work shows originality .
    • Categories in a Rubric - The maximum number of categories that can be used to assess a student’s work if “Rubric” is chosen as Grading strategy.(Range from 0-20).Student‘s submitted work has deviated 10% from the theme mentioned.Student‘s submitted work is in compliance with the theme mentioned.Student‘s submitted work is totally different from the theme mentioned.

Submission settings

  • Number of Attachments expected on Submissions: This allows to specify the maximum number of attachments that can be added to the submissions.
  • Allow Resubmissions: The teacher can choose whether the students are allowed to resubmit their work or not.

Assessment settings

  • Number of Assessments of Examples from Teacher: This is the number of examples that teacher will provide for the students. The students can try out assessment of these examples so that they can learn how to assess their peer’s work.
  • Comparison of Assessments: Very Lax Lax Fair Strict Very Strict

This is the instruction for Moodle to perform the final grading for the student submissions. The final grading will be done by Moodle by comparing the individual assessments and the teacher’s assessments in the way chosen here.

  • Number of Assessments of Student Submissions: This is the maximum number of assessments that every student should make. The count for teacher example assessment and self assessment should be included here.
  • Weight for Teacher Assessments: This is the value how the teacher assessment is weighed against the student’s assessment.For e.g if 1 is chosen, the teacher assessment and student assessment are given equal weight. If 2 is chosen, then the teacher assessment is higher than the student assessment weight.
  • Over Allocation: This allows the teacher to specify the setting for evaluation of work more than once.Selecting 0 will make same number of assessment s for each student’s work. Selecting 1 or 2 may result in some of the student’s work get evaluated more than once.
  • Self Assessment':' Whether the student needs to do self assessment of their work or not can be chosen here.
  • Assessments must be agreed: Selecting Yes for this will allow the students to respond to the feedback of other students on their or others work. If No is selected, they will be able to read only the assessments given by them.
  • Hide Grades before Agreement: Selecting Yes will hide the grades for the students work until they agree with the student assessor’s feedback. If the student assessor did not agree the work, the grades will be hidden and will be displayed only when the workshop date is closed.
  • League Table of Submitted Work: Shows the summary of students submitted work for workshop.

Access control

  • Hide Names from Students: The names of students who make submissions and assessments will be hidden to others.
  • Use Password: Enable a password to access workshop. This is not recommended since your course will be having a password.
  • Password: (Leave blank to keep current password)

Advanced settings

  • Maximum Size: Maximum attachment size to be allowed to upload in workshop for submission of student’s work.

Restrict availability

  • Start of submissions: The Date when students can start their submissions.
  • Start of assessments: The Date when students can start their assessments.
  • End of submissions: The closing date for student submissions.
  • End of assessments:The closing date for student assessments.

Activity completion

  • Release Teacher Grades: The date when the teacher will announce the final grades for the workshop.

Common module settings

  • Group mode:
    • No groups - The workshop will be available to all the students of the course.
    • Separate groups - Students submit their work within a separate Group based submission area and teachers can sort submissions by Group or view All Participants.
    • Visible groups - All students submit their work within a single submission area but may choose which Group to associate their submission with before uploading. Teachers can sort submissions by Group or view All Participants.
  • Grouping: Choose the Groupings for the course to access the workshop (Available only if Grouping is enabled)
  • Available for group members only: Choose the workshop to be available for group members only.
  • Visible: Choose whether to Show or Hide the workshop