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<p class="note">'''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 [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=121805 Workshop 2.0 specification - request for review and comments].</p>
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{{Note|New to Workshop? Try our [[Workshop quick guide]].}}
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Workshop is a powerful peer assessment activity. The documentation on [[Workshop settings]] explains the different options available.  
  
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Students submit their own work and then receive a number of submissions from other students which they must assess according to the teacher's specifications. (They may also assess their own work if the teacher requests this.) Text may be typed directly into Moodle's editor, or files of any type may be uploaded, as long as others  have the software to view them. See '''[[Using Workshop]]''' for details of the phases involved. The teacher can decide whether to show or hide the identities of the students to each other when assessing is taking place.
  
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''.
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Two grades are given and appear in the Gradebook: a grade for the student's own submission and a grade for the quality of their peer assessment skills. See [[Workshop grading strategies]] for more information.
  
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.
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Workshop is primarily a student-focused activity; however, the teacher may guide the students by providing example submissions for them to try out before assessing their peers and at the end of the workshop the teacher may publish some good (or less good) examples.
  
Please see [[Development:Workshop 2.0]] and [[Workshop module/Tutorial]]
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For a working example of a workshop activity, see the [http://school.demo.moodle.net/course/view.php?id=59 Celebrating Cultures course in the School Demonstration site.] with the username ''teacher'' and password ''moodle.''
  
==Documentation to be polished and sorted==
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===How to read values in the workshop grades report===
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==See also==
  
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* [[Workshop FAQ]]
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! Value
 
! Meaning
 
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| - (-) < Alice
 
| The is an assessment allocated to be done by Alice, but it has been neither assessed nor evaluated yet
 
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| 68 (-) < Alice
 
| Alice assessed the submission, giving the grade for submission 68. The grade for assessment (grading grade) has not been evaluated yet.
 
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| 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.
 
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| 76 (12) < Cindy
 
| Cindy assessed the submission, giving the grade 76. The grade for this assessment has been evaluated 12.
 
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| 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
 
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| 80 (<del>20</del> / <ins>17</ins>) > Eve
 
| 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.
 
|}
 
 
 
==Settings==
 
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', <br>
 
 
: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, <br>
 
 
:Hide Names from Students, Use Password, Password, Password Maximum Size <br>
 
 
: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 ==
 
* [http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1562877.1562985 Peer assessments using the moodle workshop tool] by John F. Dooley
 
* [http://fie-conference.org/fie2009/papers/1254.pdf Easy-to-use Workshop Module] by Álvaro Figueira and Elisabete Cunha
 
 
 
== See also ==
 
*[http://download.moodle.org/download.php/docs/en/using_moodle/ch6_workshops.pdf Using Moodle Chapter 6: Workshops]
 
*[http://www2.oakland.edu/elis/traindocs/Moodle/Workshop/index.html Moodle Workshop Guide] by Laura M. Christensen &copy; 2007
 
*Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=74784 New Workshop Module] forum discussion
 
* [http://www.slideshare.net/nrparmar/moodle-workshop-case-study-1807686 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.
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 13:40, 26 October 2017

Note: New to Workshop? Try our Workshop quick guide.


Workshop is a powerful peer assessment activity. The documentation on Workshop settings explains the different options available.

Students submit their own work and then receive a number of submissions from other students which they must assess according to the teacher's specifications. (They may also assess their own work if the teacher requests this.) Text may be typed directly into Moodle's editor, or files of any type may be uploaded, as long as others have the software to view them. See Using Workshop for details of the phases involved. The teacher can decide whether to show or hide the identities of the students to each other when assessing is taking place.

Two grades are given and appear in the Gradebook: a grade for the student's own submission and a grade for the quality of their peer assessment skills. See Workshop grading strategies for more information.

Workshop is primarily a student-focused activity; however, the teacher may guide the students by providing example submissions for them to try out before assessing their peers and at the end of the workshop the teacher may publish some good (or less good) examples.

For a working example of a workshop activity, see the Celebrating Cultures course in the School Demonstration site. with the username teacher and password moodle.

See also