This article covers:
- What Team Member Evaluation is
- How to create a Team Member Evaluation assignment
- How to manage groups
- Adding, Deleting or Editing Evaluation Criteria
- Team Member Evaluation Results
- Team Member Evaluation Grades
1. Team Member Evaluation
Team Member Evaluation allows learners to anonymously rate and comment on the contributions of other group members. Group members will rate each other's professionalism, communication, content knowledge and skills, work ethic, and overall contribution. Instructors have the option to edit, delete, or add to these categories to make the evaluation a better match for the assignment or skills being assessed by the team members. This article covers using Team Member Evaluation by itself. Read this article for directions on using a Team Member Evaluation assignment as part of a Peerceptiv group submission assignment.
2. Creating the Team Member Evaluation Assignment
If you are using Peerceptiv within an LMS, choose the right directions to create the assignment in the LMS. This step is necessary for single sign-on and grade pass back. If you are using Peerceptiv at go.peerceptiv.com, log in to Peerceptiv.
If this is the first time you are using Peerceptiv in the course, you will need to create a new course. After the course has been created, either click on the link in the LMS (LMS-based courses) or go to Assignments and select new Assignment.
As you go through the assignment wizard, set the Assignment Type as Team Eval Only.
Students will be able to complete the Team Member Evaluation from the end of the submission window until the reviewing deadline. When setting up the assignment, you will also need to choose whether to send email notifications and whether to hold grades for manual release.
Go to Point 3 to read about how to set up groups and Point 4 to change the Team Member Evaluation rubric.
3. Managing Groups
IMPORTANT: You must have students in the class in order to create groups. If your institution has a campus-wide agreement, then you can use group and roster sync to easily add students and groups at the same time. If group sync isn't an option, follow these directions to add students to your course.
Once you have created the assignment and added students to your class, return to the Assignment Overview screen. You can click on Group Management to assign students to groups, or students can self-populate their own groups.
There are three ways to form groups:
Add Group - This is best for smaller classes or if groups change during the semester. Click Add Group and a new group will be created. Drag and drop the group member(s) into that group. Repeat this process for each group.
LMS Group Sync - If you use Peerceptiv in an LMS and are interested in group sync, please contact email@example.com. This option allows you to transfer groups in the LMS into Peerceptiv for the assignment.
Excel Group Upload/Past Assignment - This is best for larger classes that are not using LMS group sync. Instructors can use the Spreadsheet Upload to quickly and easily create groups in Peerceptiv.
Students can also create their own group if they have the email address of all group members. Instructors can always view the groups and add, switch, or delete group members.
Note: For Team Member Evaluation without a linked Peerceptiv assignment, groups must be set before the Team Member Evaluation begins. Failure to do so may result in having to re-evaluate team members in order for everyone to give and receive evaluations.
4. Adding, Deleting or Editing Evaluation Criteria and Comments
- Click Open Team Eval from the Assignment Dashboard.
- After clicking Open Team Eval, the standard evaluation overview will appear. You can choose to keep, edit, or delete any of these criteria. To edit a criteria, click on the pencil icon of that criteria. To delete a criteria, click on the trash can with an X.
- When you click on Edit or Add New, the criteria editor will open. From here you can add or edit the Criteria Name, Description and Rubric. NOTE: The criteria description should describe the behavior that you want students to measure. For the best category descriptions, provide several specific behaviors for students to evaluate.
There are three new options available when setting up your rubric. You can choose for comments to be optional, edit your commenting prompt, and you can choose what grades you want to pass back.
You cannot adjust the criteria or comments after the assignment has been published. Double-check any changes you made to the commenting and rating prompts before publishing the assignment.
After you have all of your criteria set up, you can click the house icon on the upper-right bar to return to the Assignment Overview screen. On that screen you have the option to immediately publish the assignment, or you can wait until the publication date and time to have the assignment automatically publish.
5. Team Member Evaluation Results
Team Member Evaluation results are different than standard Peerceptiv assignments, so the Results page in Peerceptiv lists the overall grade for a team member evaluation assignment, but the detailed results can only be seen after clicking Open Team Eval.
Instructors can view the live results as soon as learners begin to evaluate each other. View results by clicking Open Team Eval from the Assignment Overview screen and then View Results from the right hand menu.
If the reviewing deadline has passed, clicking Open Team Eval will take you directly to the team evaluation results screen.
This screen shows each student, their group, overall mean rating, and the mean rating they received for each rubric prompt. You can also view the comments that each student received.
For a simple download of this screen, click the CSV or Excel box on the left above the table. For a more detailed download including the ratings and comments made by each student, scroll below the results page and click Download Detailed Evaluation Data. This shows the ratings and comments made by each student.
Team Member Evaluation has two grade options. The default is for the grade to be a participation grade only that shows up in the "task grade" category. Students who complete the team member evaluation get 100% for their task grade in Peerceptiv. Students who do not complete it get a score of 0%. This grade is then passed back to the LMS if the course is connected to the LMS.
If, before publishing the assignment, you select Use Average Score Received as Assignment Grade, students will receive a grade based on their average ratings from their teammates. The average is determined on a 5-point scale and then multiplied by 20 to be a percentage score. That score is assigned IF the student evaluated all of their team members. If a student did not evaluate their team members, they receive a 0 for the assignment regardless of the mean ratings their classmates gave them. (Note: This is not available for group assignments with a team member evaluation task attached.)
Students can access their comments (seen without the commenter's name attached) and average ratings by going into the Peerceptiv assignment.
If you have any questions about setting up or running a team member evaluation assignment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.