Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Workshop module.
Note:The Workshop module is being completely rewritten for Moodle 2.0 by David Mudrák. Please see Development:Workshop 2.0 specification, Development:Workshop 2.0 testing and join our discussion Workshop 2.0 specification - request for review and comments.
A Workshop is a course peer assessment activity with many options. It was the very first contributed module, but it's been largely unmaintained for a long time except for emergency fixes by various developers to keep it operational. By default, it is hidden in Moodle 1.9 in the site administration > modules > manage activities.
Workshop allows participants to assess each other's projects, as well as exemplar projects, in a number of ways. It also coordinates the collection and distribution of these assessments.
Documentation to be polished and sorted
How to read values in the workshop grades report
|- (-) < Alice||The is an assessment allocated to be done by Alice, but it has been neither assessed nor evaluated yet|
|68 (-) < Alice||Alice assessed the submission, giving the grade for submission 68. The grade for assessment (grading grade) has not been evaluated yet.|
|23 (-) > Bob||Bob's submission was assessed by a peer, receiving the grade for submission 23. The grade for this assessment has not been evaluated yet.|
|76 (12) < Cindy||Cindy assessed the submission, giving the grade 76. The grade for this assessment has been evaluated 12.|
|67 (8) @ 4 < David||David assessed the submission, giving the grade for submission 67, receiving the grade for this assessment 8. His assessment has weight 4|
| 80 (
||Eve's submission was assessed by a peer. Eve's submission received 80 and the grade for this assessment was calculated to 20. Teacher has overriden the grading grade to 17, probably with an explanation for the reviewer.|
These are the settings for 1.6 but are similar for 1.8 onward. The settings have help buttons. The fields or options in settings in Moodle 1.6.include:
- Submission Title, Description,
- Grade for Assessments, Grade for Submission, Grading Strategy, 'Number of Comments, Assessment Elements, Grade Bands, Criterion Statements or Categories in a Rubric',
- Number of Attachments expected on Submissions, Allow Resubmissions, Number of Assessments of Examples from Teacher, Comparison of Assessments, Number of Assessments of Student Submissions, Weight for Teacher Assessments, Over Allocation, Self Assessment, Assessments must be agreed, Hide Grades before Agreement, League Table of Submitted Work,
- Hide Names from Students, Use Password, Password, Password Maximum Size
- Start of submissions, Start of assessments, End of submissions, End of assessments, Release Teacher Grades, Group mode, Visible to students.
Research papers dealing with Workshop module
- Peer assessments using the moodle workshop tool by John F. Dooley
- Easy-to-use Workshop Module by Álvaro Figueira and Elisabete Cunha
- Using Moodle Chapter 6: Workshops
- Moodle Workshop Guide by Laura M. Christensen © 2007
- Using Moodle New Workshop Module forum discussion
- Promoting Peer Assessment: Moodle Workshop by Nitin Parmar, 2006
- Exercise module allows student self assessment and teacher to seperately grade the quality of the assignment and the self assessment.