Peer evaluation is commonly used to facilitate timely formative feedback from fellow students, often as an in-class activity. Students may provide feedback on work (i.e. the quality of an oral presentation, essay, infographic or response to a case study), however, peer evaluation is increasingly being used to evaluate not just student-created work, but individual's performance in a team or group activity or formal group assessment. VU aims to introduce a number of peer feedback/evaluation tools in 2020.
The first of these tools to be released is Buddycheck. Buddycheck is primarily a tool for students to evaluate each other's performance in a group or team whilst completing a task or formal group assessment. As an Instructor, you can customise a set of criteria, and students evaluate themselves and their group members against these criteria in a method similar to filling in a rubric. You are able to activate Buddycheck in your unit (Delivery Space) now. Please refer to the guide on setup, and be in touch with our support team if you need assistance.
Two sets of tools called Feedback Fruits - Peer Review, and Feedback Fruits - Interactive Study Materials are now available. One will facilitate students evaluating each other's work, such as an essay, presentation or video. The latter allows students to annotate a document, video or audio (uploaded by the teacher) in groups, or as an entire class.
Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service http://servicedesk.vu.edu.au for further technical support.