The last stage of the Peerceptiv assignment process is the back-evaluation stage. After the Reviewing period closes (including any Reviewing Grace Period days), it is time to complete back-evaluations.
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What Are Back-Evaluations?
Peerceptiv uses the term Back-Evaluate to mean providing feedback on the helpfulness of the comments that you received and rating their helpfulness. The most helpful and specific reviews earn a rating of ‘5’, while brief, generic reviews with little detail and no solutions suggested might earn a ‘2’ or a ‘1’.
You’ll also provide a comment that supports each Back-evaluation rating you chose. Many instructors use the back-evaluation prompt: If you found the review helpful, what made it useful? If possible, suggest a way to be more helpful next time. Provide specific and constructive feedback to help your reviewers know how to improve their reviewing comments.
Completing back-evaluations on all of the reviews that you receive is a part of your task grade. You will not receive full credit for the task grade if you do not complete all of the assigned back-evaluations.
Note: In group assignments, the reviews that are received can be back-evaluated by any of the group members. However, all of the back-evaluations must be completed in order for everyone in that group to have a back-evaluation task grade of 100%.
A Step-By-Step Guide to Completing Back-Evaluations
Log into Peerceptiv, go to the Assignment Overview screen, and click Back Evaluate Reviews to begin the process.
From the screen below, click Back-evaluate to read the reviewer's comments and provide feedback on their review. After you complete the back-evaluations, you can click Show Your Back-Evaluations to view the reviews and your feedback on them at the bottom of the screen.
To back-evaluate the review, read a comment, select its helpfulness, and provide feedback for the reviewer. You will need to do this for each comment on the review. Include suggestions about how the reviewer could have offered more helpful and specific feedback. Be sure to click on the Save or Submit button when finished.
Enter the appropriate rating for each comment you received and write an explanation of the rating you provided, including suggestions about how the reviewer could have offered more helpful and specific feedback. Be sure to click on the Save or Submit button when finished.
Continue this process until you have completed back evaluations for each of the reviews received. You can also use the blue Edit Back-Evaluations button to revise your back-evaluations after you first submit those back-evaluations. Your back evaluations contribute to the Helpfulness grade earned by the reviewer (and remember, the back evaluations awarded on your reviews contribute to your Helpfulness grade).
For the fuller picture of how your document was rated according to the rubric, scroll down the Back-Evaluation screen to see the average ratings you received and the comments and back-evaluations. Use this feedback to see how your document performed according to the rubric and to gain suggestions for how to improve future submissions.
After you have completed your Back-Evaluations, your have finished all of the tasks for the assignment. If you completed all of the Back-Evaluations, you should receive a 100% for the back-evaluation task grade. There is no late period for back-evaluations; as soon as the back-evaluation deadline passes, the grades are calculated.
For more information about how grades are generated, see Grades in Peerceptiv. Read Understand and Improve Your Reviewing Grade for tips about how to use the feedback to make future assignments better.