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Feedback Fruits - Adding a Peer Review to a Learning Space

Activate peer learning by guiding your students to review each other's work.

The Peer Review function of FeedbackFruits allows students to review and critique each other's work in VU Collaborate. Teachers can lay down specifications of how the feedback should be provided within the activity.


Add a Peer Review to a Module

1. In a unit space navigate to the Learning Space then into a Module (or Sub-Module) you would like to add the activity.
2. Select Add Activities then FeedbackFruits.

new activity feedback fruits

3. The first time you add a Feedback Fruit activity, you will be asked to grant the software access, select Continue to Permission, to grant access.

permission 2

4. Scroll through the available activity options and select Peer Review.
select peer review

Watch how to set up FeedbackFruits Peer Review

How to set up FeedbackFruits Peer Review from FeedbackFruits on YouTube


1: Enter Instructions

  1. Firstly, give your Peer Review Activity a (1) title, you can select to expand to (2) fullscreen to get a better view.
  2. Enter (3) instructions to inform your students what they need to submit and how they are to give feedback to their peers.
  3. You may attach a file, images or audio to the instructions if needed by selecting the  (4) audio mic symbol and the attached clip symbol.
  4. If required, select (5) Change to modify the hand-in and review collaboration options.

create a peer review step 1

4. Individual assignment is the default setting. However, this option can be changed to one of the following options:

  • Hand in Individually - Review (a) Individually by anyone, (b) Within groups, or (c) Outside of their group
  • Hand in As a Group - Review (a) Individually, or (b) As a group

collaboration options

2: Select Submission settings

1. Enter submission (1) instructions and select (2) due date and time. Expand the (3) settings to enter the (4) number of required submissions,  the (5) types of files to be submitted, and optionally select if late submissions are allowed.

submission settings

3: Given Review - Choose the Options for Providing Feedback

1. Use this section ( Given reviews ) to set up how feedback is presented. There are several options available to customise how the feedback is provided to students.

This process allows you to select the due date review deadline, due time review deadline, when students can receive their reviews, the required number of reviews students will receive to complete, allocation of assessments for review and the allowance of self-assessment or not.

There is an information icon next to each of the options which explains what they do when you hover your mouse over them.

Given Reviews

2. Once you have completed the above choices, you can then select the Settings Dropdown Arrow to activate further settings if needed.

These settings can allow anonymity in reviewing and submitting, feedback tips and stylisation changes. 

Reviews Settings

3. The next step is to establish the feedback criteria and how it will be captured ( RubricScale and Comments ). The selection(s) made here will assist the students with providing the feedback uniformly.

FF PR 3 2 build criteria

3. The scale option gives students the ability to assign a numerical value to the work completed by their peers.

FF PR 3 3 add criterion info

4. The rubric will need to be created here. Similar to rubrics created for assessments, these rubrics will need to be separated by increments with descriptions of each means.

FF PR 3 4 create or edit rubric

5. The comments section can be allocated and regulated to provide specific information to the student.

Feedback Fruits Peer Review Step 4.2.4


4: Review Feedback

An option can be entered requiring students to write a reflection on the feedback they received too. Once students have provided the feedback, they can see their peer review. 

Feedback Fruits Peer Review Step 5

Selecting the + button in purple at the end of number 4 in the set-up, you can choose how many points to go for each part of the process when students complete their work. Again, the settings are already there; you only need to adjust the points for each. 

Peer Review Step 6


Monitoring and Grading

Monitoring Student Progress

1. The progress and overall statistics of each student will appear for the teacher once the peer review is fully set up.

Peer Review Step 7

2. The progress of the students will be visible as soon as they start using it. The dashboard will display how many have completed and how many are in the process.

Peer Review Step 7.2

The dashboard will also display completion statistics per student and for the cohort.

Peer Review Step 7.4

3. It is also possible to view what students have been graded by in their respective rubrics.

Peer Review Step 7.3


Checking Grades for the Peer Review

Associating Peer Review with a grade item

1. In the Gradebook, there needs to be a Grade Item set up for the peer review. To learn how to create a grade item, see Creating a grade item.

2. Click on the Peer Review name, to view and edit the peer view.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Add a grade item ...

Select add grade item

4. Select the Grade Item, then select Save to confirm changes.

Select grade item and save

5. Once created it will show up as being associated with an external learning tool. 

FF PR Manage grades

Publish Grades

2. Once the peer review is closed, select Publish in section 4, and the grades will get automatically entered into the Gradebook. You will be able to see these by going to Grades then to Enter Grades.

FF PR Enter grades completed


Further Support

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