Peer Review

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Utilizing the Peer Review feature

Enabling the Peer Review feature

  1. Click on the Prompts tab to view a list of available pre-packaged prompts assigned to the grade level of the course as well as prompts you have created.
  2. Click on the prompt in which you want to enable the peer review feature.
  3. Scroll down to access the Peer Review feature and click on the plus (+) sign.
  4. Click Enable or Disable.
  5. Click Shown or Hidden to specify whether you want the author and reviewer to be known or anonymous to each other.
  6. Two required questions will be shown on the peer review form. To choose up to six additional review questions, click in the box beside each question you want to add. You can also type your own question(s), in the box beside the plus (+). You can change the peer review questions at any time.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Print beside the prompt to print the review form (Prompts page).

Creating Peer Review Groups

There are two options for creating Peer Review groups. First, click on the Students tab, then click on Peer Review Groups.

Teacher-created groups

  1. Click on +Add. Click in the area labeled Students.
  2. Select students. Click Add.

System-created groups

  1. Click on Randomize.
  2. Choose the group size. Click Create Groups.

Helping Your Students Navigate the Peer Review Feature

Requesting Peer Review

Once Peer Review is enabled for a prompt and groups created, students can request a peer review of their drafts. To request a review, from the Score Report, go to the Peer Review area and click Request.


Responding to Peer Review

After requests are submitted, peers can view Pending Peer Reviews from their home page. To respond to a request, click on a date to access the essay draft and peer review form for an essay. The reviewer responds “Yes” “Somewhat” or “No” to each question, then enters a comment for each question. When finished, the reviewer clicks on the Submit button to send the review to the essay author.


Accessing Completed Peer Reviews

Students can go to Completed Peer Reviews and click on a date to display reviews that they have requested and have been completed by their peers.