What are the options for feedback and self-assessment/mastery?

IU-supported technology enables feedback in many forms, including instructor-to-student feedback, student-peer feedback, and self-assessment. Delivering feedback promptly and constructively boosts student learning.

Instructors already have avenues for feedback in place that need only minor adaptations to be effective during times of high absenteeism. For example, when grading papers, comments can be added to the paper itself in Canvas SpeedGrader, or to the comments area for the assignment in SpeedGrader or the Canvas Gradebook. These tools support asynchronous feedback for any assignment able to be submitted as a computer file, including papers, videotaped presentations, graphic designs, etc.

Peer review, which can deepen the learning of both the student reviewer and the student whose work is under review, can also be accomplished with IU-supported tools. In Canvas, both the Assignments tool and the Discussions tool include options for enabling peer review. Reviewers can provide written feedback and/or use a rubric designed by the instructor to provide feedback on an assignment. Following the peer review period, instructors have the opportunity to assess the student feedback before assigning a final grade. Peer review may be thought of as a discussion, and instructors should adapt the ways of conducting discussion to facilitate peer review. For more on peer review in Canvas, see:

There are, however, many ways to facilitate peer review. For peer review of papers, distribution of peer review forms and student papers can be accomplished using group activity strategies, such as setting up student review groups in Canvas. Papers can be distributed by placing them in the Files tool in each group's workspace, and review can take place in the group's Discussion tool. For more on implementing collaborative learning and group activities in Canvas, see How can I create collaborative learning opportunities and facilitate group work?

Students can also complete self-assessments and reflections as part of the learning process. Instructors can facilitate self-assessments and reflections by setting up questionnaires and surveys in the Canvas Quizzes tool. Reflection worksheets can be distributed and collected using Canvas Assignments.

Finally, instructors can also use Canvas Outcomes in conjunction with Rubrics and the Canvas Learning Mastery Gradebook to help students monitor their own progress.

Refer to these relevant resources:

Instructors can get help using technology in their teaching at the teaching and learning centers on each campus; see How do I contact the teaching and learning centers at each IU campus?

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Last modified on 2017-09-11 17:02:47.

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