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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.
 
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.
  

Revision as of 06:54, 7 June 2011

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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.

General

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

  • Examples:

Student can assess example submissions for practice before assessing their peers' work if this feature is enabled. They can compare their assessments with reference assessments made by the teacher. The grade will not be counted in the grade for assessment.

Teachers need to upload one or more example submissions and the corresponding reference assessment to support this function:
1. Click the ‘Add example submission’ button in the first page of the workshop setup for the assignment.
2. 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’ button in the first page of the workshop setup. Also, unassessed example submissions will be highlighted in pink by the Moodle system.
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3. 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.

This is the key feature of workshop: To encourage students to assess the work of their peers and learn from each other. Through this, they will see the strengths of their classmates’ submissions and have a better understanding about how to do a good job. In addition, the advices they get from their peers will give them a more comprehensive view of their own work: The comments from their peers will point out the weakness of their work, which is generally difficult to find out by themselves.

  • 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.

This setting enables teachers to see whether students can find out the strength and weakness of their own submissions and judge them objectively. It is a good way to help students think more comprehensively.

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

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By clicking the 'Show advanced' button at the upper right corner of the common moodle settings field, you will be able to see two more settings, Grouping and Available for group members only, besides Group mode, Visible and ID number in the basic mode.

  • Group mode:
    • No groups - There are no groups and each student of the course is a member of the same big community. The whole workshop is available to all the students of the course. All students can submit their work in one single submission area.
    • Separate groups - Each group member can only submit his work within the separate group based submission area, while other groups are invisible. Teachers can sort submissions by ‘Group’ or ‘View all participants’.
    • Visible groups - Each group member works within his own group. All students submit their work within the same submission area, but they can choose their own group to associate their submissions with before uploading. Unlike separate group mode, all other groups are visible but submissions of other groups are read-only. Teachers can sort submissions by ‘Group’ or ‘View all participants’.

Note: If ‘Separate group’ mode or ‘Visible group’ mode is selected, students need to be part of at least one group to get peer-assessments allocated to them by this tool. Nevertheless, students who do not belong to any groups can still be given new self-assessments or have existing assessments removed.

  • Grouping: Grouping is a cluster of groups within one course. Students assigned to groups of one grouping are able to access the workshop and work together if that grouping is selected.

This setting helps teachers a lot when they have many different topics for projects paired with different activity types. For example, there are four groups in one course: groups A, B, C and D. Groups A and B are supposed to write in a forum while groups C and D are supposed to make a wiki. The teacher can create a forum grouping containing groups A and B, and another wiki grouping containing groups C and D. Within each grouping, you have two sub-groups for an added layer of distinction.

  • Available for group members only: If this setting is enabled, only students assigned to groups within the selected grouping can access the activity or resource.
  • Visible: Teacher can choose whether to show or hide the activity or resource.
  • ID number: Each unique ID number associates with an activity, which is easier to type than the name of the activity. This setting aims at providing a way to identify an activity for grade calculation purposes. If the activity is not included in any grade calculation, then the ID number field can be left blank.

The ID number can also be set on the edit grade calculation page in the Gradebook, but it can only be edited on the update activity page of the module in a course context.