In January 2021, Peerceptiv released the new teacher dashboard. Here’s a quick guide to navigating assignments with the new interface.
Creating a course and creating an assignment remain the same. After you have a new assignment, you will go to the assignment dashboard, shown below.
This screen is best viewed in full-screen mode and you may need to open it in a new tab for full navigation options.
The top navy bar lets you navigate at the course level.
Clicking on the Peerceptiv icon on the top left takes you to your list of courses, letting you navigate to a different course.
The Assignment Dashboard displays the current assignment.
Course Overview lets you move to another assignment in this course.
Roster/Status lists all students and instructors in the course.
The Results page shows grades for all assignments in the course.
User Profile lets you reset your password and adjust account settings.
The center of the page is the assignment dashboard, with a quick view of the class’ progress and easy management of the settings and deadlines.
The left box has common actions that you may need to take during an assignment.
- The Recommended Action will change depending on the assignment type and stage.
- To adjust any due dates, click Edit Deadlines. (To change the TIME when all assignment stages are due or the time zone, click Course Overview on the navy header bar and then Edit in the Course Settings box.)
- Click Edit Settings to adjust all other assignment settings.
- Use Manage Reviewers if you need to manually assign documents to reviewers (This is uncommon.)
- Delete Assignment will permanently delete the assignment and all related student data.
The Assignment Phases are shown on the box on the right, tracking class progress through an assignment. You can see how many students have completed each step and the deadline for each stage of the assignment. Clicking End Phase will immediately close that phase and move students to the next phase. This should only be used if you need to move to the next phase before the stated deadline.
The left sidebar allows you to manage the current assignment.
Give the category a name (Introduction, Content, etc.) and write a commenting prompt to guide your students in how they should focus their comments. Then, click Create Dimension.
If you have an existing rubric in Peerceptiv that you want to use, click Add from library.
Then, select Add a Rating Prompt to add quantitative measures of the students’ work.
Add the rating name and explain the criteria students should use when assessing this aspect of the assignment. You can set up to 10 levels (1-10), although most instructors only use 4 or 5 descriptors for each prompt (ex. 1-5).
Always click Save before going back to the main rubric page.
Add as many rating prompts and dimensions as appropriate for the assignment. Best practice is to have 1-4 commenting prompts. For rating prompts, best practice is to have at least 3 rating prompts, each with at least three levels. The grading algorithm in Peerceptiv is most accurate when there is a wide range of ratings used on the submissions in the assignment.
The Student Progress tab shows you the student progress for that assignment. (It displays the same information as the Status/Roster page but only the information for the assignment that you select as open.)
Track student progress, including when they submitted, the reviews completed and received, and the feedback given and received.
Details lets you see the student’s submission, reviews the student did, reviews on the student document, and enter a review yourself.
Act As lets you see the assignment from the student’s view.
You can use the Search feature to sort by student or assignment name.
The Results tab shows you how students did in the assignment after it is completed. The basic view displays the grade for each category (task, review, submission) and overall grade. Students with very low scores are marked as at risk.
You can click to see the Full Results Data, download an Excel version, or show more entries at a time.
If you chose to hold the grades for manual release, at the end of the assignment you can release the grades from this page. That will display the full grade information for the assignment and reviews on the document to the students. Students cannot see their peers' feedback until the grades are released. If you are using Peerceptiv connected to an LMS, releasing the grades will also send the overall grade to the LMS grade book. After releasing the grades or if your assignment was not set to hold grades, the button will disappear.
Left Navigation Bar
The Settings tab lets you view and edit settings for the assignment.
Click the Stats tab and then the Detailed Stats button for any assignment in order to see who has submitted late, reviewed late, and remove late penalties. Click View Reliability Info to see the average student performance for each rating.
Downloads has assignment data available including being able to download all student submissions, download student grades, view all comments, and view all ratings.
While managing the assignment, you can always click Course Overview to be taken to the list of assignments for the course.
If you are running a group assignment or team member evaluation, use the Group Management button on the left side-bar to add or re-arrange group members.
Click Add Group to form the first group and then any subsequent groups. Contact email@example.com if you are interested in LMS group synchronization. This is currently only available to campus-wide users.
The other option for importing groups is to click Excel Group Upload/Past Assignment Group Copy. You can use a spreadsheet to quickly upload groups, or if there have been earlier group assignments in the course, you can copy those groups to the current assignment.
If you have further questions about the new interface, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.