Creating a PeerMark assignment

  1. Select PeerMark setup from the submission inbox.
  2. Use the guidance below to set up the assignment.
    • Point Value
      This is the maximum grade available to your students for completing this assignment. For example, if you set the point value as 100, this is the highest grade your student can receive.
    • Start date
      The start date is the date and time students can begin their peer review.
    • Due date
      The due date is the date and time students' reviews are due.
    • Feedback release date
      The feedback release date is the date and time students can begin viewing the comments and marks left by their peers. Feedback can only be released after the due date.

Additional PeerMark Assignment Settings

Click Additional Settings to view advanced PeerMark assignment settings. The information below will help you to understand the settings available and correctly customize the assignment.

Award full points if review is written?

This relates to the point value you've set for the assignment. If you choose Yes, your students will receive the full point value for reviewing their peer's paper.

Allow students to view author and reviewer names?

By choosing Yes, students will see the name of the author whose paper they are reviewing, as well as the names of the students who wrote the reviews for their papers. Choose No to make this information unavailable to your students.

Allow students without a paper to review?

This is the non-submitter participation option. By choosing Yes, students who have not submitted papers to the paper assignment on which your PeerMark assignment is based can still write reviews for other students' papers. Choose No to disallow non-submitter participation.

Allow submitters to read all papers after Start date?

Although students will only be able to review the papers that they have been assigned, by choosing Yes, this setting allows your students to read all papers submitted to the paper assignment. Choose No to ensure students can only read the paper they are reviewing.

Papers automatically distributed by PeerMark

PeerMark can automatically assign papers to the students in your class. Enter a value to distribute a specific number of papers to each student. Enter as a minimum. You can force pair your students' papers via the Distribution tab.

Papers selected by the student

Enter a value to allow a specific number of papers to be selected by each student. If you prefer that students do not have this option, enter 0.

Require self-review?

By choosing Yes, students will be required to write a review on their own paper after they complete all other assigned reviews.

Don't forget to save!

Scroll to the bottom of the settings page and click the Save & Continue button to save your settings.

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