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Using peer review in your class can offer many opportunities for improving student writing skills. A peer review component can easily be added to an Assignment in Sakai. See our blog post on Peer Review for setting up and grading Sakai Assignments with Peer Review.
When adding peer assessment to an assignment, it’s important to consider the dates.
Breakdown of Peer Review Dates
This is when students can start submitting to the Assignment.
This is when the Assignment is due.
Accept Until Date
This will be same as the Due Date if you do not accept late submissions OR a later date if you do accept late submissions. Any submissions sent after the Due Date but by the Accept Until date will have a red “Late” notification next to them. Sakai does not automatically deduct points for late submissions as this is at the discretion of the instructor. Students must submit their Assignment by this date.
Resubmission Accept Until Date (optional)
Students can resubmit their Assignment until this date. They must have completed a submission by the Accept Until date in order to have the option to Resubmit.
Resubmission Accept Until Date for Individuals (optional)
Instructors may allow individual students to resubmit their original Assignment. We recommend keeping this within a time frame before the Evaluation Period begins. If you are setting the Resubmit Date for an individual:
- Before OR at same time as Accept Until or original Resubmit Date: No issues (recommended)
- During Evaluation Period: Their classmates may have already started peer reviews on the individual’s original submission (not recommended)
- After Evaluation Period ends: Their classmates will have already submitted peer reviews on the individual’s original submission AND this individual will not see the peer reviews until they have resubmitted the Assignment OR when this date passes (not recommended)
Review Period Begins
Within 10 minutes after the Accept Until date (or Resubmission Accept Until date, if enabled) passes, students may begin peer reviews on their classmates’ submissions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not make any changes to the Assignment once the Evaluation Period has begun. Doing so may re-shuffle assigned reviewers as you are potentially introducing more submissions to the pool to be reviewed. If students have started their peer reviews, they may lose all their work.
Peer Assessment – Evaluation Period Finishes
Once the Evaluation Period begins, students have until this date to complete their peer reviews. Instructors may view peer reviews and original submissions through the “Reviewed By” column in the Assignment Grade view.
Instructor grading is disabled until the Evaluation Period has concluded. Students will not see their scores, feedback, or peer reviews until you release grades. The instructor Grade view will look similar to this:
Example of Peer Review Assignment Dates
Open Date: 02/10/2016 08:00 am
Due Date: 02/15/2016 11:55 pm
Accept Until Date: 02/16/2016 05:00 pm
Resubmission Accept Until Date: 02/17/2016 11:55 pm
Peer Assessment – Evaluation Period Finishes: 02/19/2016 11:55 pm
In this example, students may begin submitting to the Assignment on February 10 at 8am. They should submit by February 15 at 11:55pm. If they submit after this time but by February 16 at 5pm, there will be a red “Late” notification next to their submission. As long as they have submitted at least once by this time, students may resubmit to the Assignment by February 17 at 11:55pm. By 12:05am on February 18, students may start the peer review process. They have until February 19 at 11:55pm to do their peer reviews. When this time passes, instructors may finalize scores, provide feedback, and release grades. This is also when students see their peer reviews.
Have any questions? We recommend registering for a one-on-one consultation with a Teaching & Learning Consultant. You can also contact the ITS Help Desk at help.unc.edu or 962-HELP.