With the PAF option students asked to evaluate peers individual contributions to group work by splitting 100 marks between the members of the group, including themselves for course co-ordinator set criteria.

The tool collects student responses, calculates PAFs (Peer Assessment Factors) and SAPAs (Self-Assessment over Peer Assessment), facilitates moderation and returns student results (PAFs) to the Grade Centre.

Setting up Groups

Project / assignment groups must be first set up in your Learn.UQ course using the Groups tool. Refer to the Overview of Groups guide, Groups tool page for information on group enrolment options.

Warning: The tool assumes that each student is a member of ONLY ONE project group.

If you have students completing additional projects / assignments in different groups you need to set up a separate Group Peer Assessment for each project / assignment.

Create Assessment

  1. Open a Content Area (i.e. Assessment).
  2. Click on the Assessment button.
  3. Select Group Peer Assessment from the drop down menu.

Assessments / Group Peer Assessment

Assessment Information

  1. Enter the title of the assignment in the Name textbox.
  2. Select a font colour for the title from the Colour picker.
  3. Enter instructions for the assignment in the Instructions text editor box.

Tip: The title of the assignment should be the same as in the ECP (Electronic Course Profile).

Assessment information

Tip: Include information for students on their responses only being viewable by teaching staff. 

Due Dates

  1. Select the Due Date, enter the date using the Date Selection Calendar and enter the time using the Time Selection Menu.
  2. Select the Close Date, enter the date using the Date Selection Calendar and enter the time using the Time Selection Menu.

Due Dates

Note: Students can submit and edit their responses up until the due date. After the due date only students who have not responded will be able to submit.

Options

  1. Select the PAF radio button for the Assessment Type.
  2. Enter the Number of points each group member will divide among the group.

Tip: All questions need to use the same number of points.

  1. Check the Include Self Assessment checkbox.

    i.e. student are required to rate / comment on their own contribution to the group project / assignment as well as that of peers.

  2. Optionally, check the Include Comments checkbox.

    i.e. student will be provided with a textbox for comments on each question.

  3. Optionally, check the Require Comments checkbox.

    i.e. If student do not complete a comment for each question a message will be displayed and they will not be able to save.

  4. Leave, the Create Column in Grade Centre checkbox checked.

    i.e. The students’ average scores can be returned to Grade Centre.

Options

Criteria Form

  1. Click on the Add New.. button.

Criteria Form

Note: By default the tool will display only the criteria forms you have previously created. It is possible to search for, copy and use criteria forms created by other staff.

Note: Refer to the Criteria Forms - Edit / Copy / Archive / Search guide for further information.

  • Enter the title of the assignment in the Title textbox.
  • i.e. Use the format: Course code – Description of project i.e. ABCD1234 – Video project
  • Enter instructions for the assignment in the Instructions text editor box.

Criteria form instructions

Tip: If you have included comment box or made comments compulsory you will need to indicate to students what information they are required to provide.

  1. Enter the criteria title / question in the Name textbox.
  2. Optional, enter information for student on determining the rating in the Description text editor box.
  3. Optionally click the Add button to add additional criteria.
  4. Use Display Order numbers to reposition the order the criteria will be displayed to students.
  5. Click on the Submit button.

Criteria description

  1. Select the required Criteria form radio button.

Criteria form radio button

Groups

  1. Select the required groups in the Available Groups box.
  2. Click the right arrow button.

Select groups

Availability

  1. Check the Make the Assignment Available checkbox.
  2. Select the Due Date, enter the date using the Date Selection Calendar and enter the time using the Time Selection Menu.

Make the assignment available

Submit

  1. Click on the Submit button.

Submit button

Note: Not all components of the assignment can be edited while the assignment is available to students. Refer to the Edit a Group Peer Assessment assignment guide for further information.