This article discusses Team Member Evaluation as part of a Peerceptiv group submission assignment. Read this for information about a stand-alone team member evaluation assignment.
This article covers:
- What Team Member Evaluation is
- How to set up a group assignment with a Team Member Evaluation component
- How to create groups
- Adding, Deleting or Editing Evaluation Criteria
- Grades and Results
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.
If you are using Peerceptiv through your LMS (Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace, etc.), follow the directions found here to set up your assignment in the LMS and then create a new Peerceptiv course. Then, click on the assignment link in your LMS and you will be taken to the new assignment wizard shown below.
When the new assignment creation screen is open, type in the assignment name and description and click Next. On the second screen, set the Assignment Type as Group Submission. You can find more information about assignment settings.
On the Reviewing screen of the assignment wizard, set Enable Team Member Evaluation to Yes.
Students will be able to complete the Team Member Evaluation from the end of the submission window until the end of the back-evaluation window.
IMPORTANT: You must have students in the class in order to create groups. Learn about adding students to your course. 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.
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 - This option allows you to transfer groups in the LMS into Peerceptiv for the assignment. Follow these instructions if you have this option enabled through your institution. If you use Peerceptiv in an LMS and are interested in group sync, please contact email@example.com.
Excel Group Upload/Past Assignment Group Copy - 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.
This is also the way to keep groups the same across assignments. Select the past assignment with the groups that you want in the current assignment. Then click Copy from Another Assignment.
Students can also create a group that they are a part of as long as they have the email address of all group members. Instructors can always view the groups and add, switch, or delete group members.
Groups can be changed up until the end of the submission phase. At that point, the groups can no longer be changed by students. If you as the instructor need to make changes to the groups, please note that the changes may affect the grades of that student or others in the class because the students need to be part of the correct group in order to get credit for submission and to be able to review their peers' work.
- 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.
- Team Member Evaluation Comments are optional by default. The built-in prompt is: "Please provide any additional feedback for this team member here...(optional)." However, you can require that students leave comments and change the prompt. To require that students comment on each team member's performance, move the Require Comments slider bar so that it is blue, as shown in the screenshot below.
If you want to focus students' comments on a particular aspect or area, then click Edit Comment Prompt to write your own prompts. Type the prompt and click Save. When completing the assessment activity, students will see the prompt after they have completed the ratings portion.
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.
Instructors can view the live results as soon as learners begin to evaluate each other. You also have the ability to download the results as an Excel or .CSV file. View results by clicking Open Team Eval from the Assignment Overview screen and then View Results from the right hand menu.
When Team Member Evaluation is part of a group assignment, it is part of the task grade. Students get full credit for that task component if they review all of their group members. It is completed (100%) or incomplete (0%). For example, if a student has to complete 2 reviews and 2 feedback tasks along with the team member evaluation, the have 5 total required tasks. If the complete all 5, they will have a a 100% grade. If they complete only 4 of the 5, they will have a 90% task grade. If the assignment is set up within the organization's LMS, the overall assignment grade will pass back to the LMS grade book.
After grades have been released, either automatically when the assignment closes or manually by the instructor, students can access their comments (seen without the commenter's name attached) and average ratings by going into the Peerceptiv assignment.
Instructors can download the full results (average ratings and comments) and use those to inform the grades in their grade book however they choose. Scroll to the bottom of the Team Member Evaluation results table (not the assignment Results page) for a detailed download of all the team member evaluation data including which students gave which ratings and comments.