Editing the Settings for your Workshop activity will allow you to control how your Workshop activity functions, when it can be accessed, and when and how your students are able to provide feedback on their peers work. The required settings for your Workshop activity are included below.
Editing Workshop activity settings
You are able to edit the settings of your Workshop activity at any time by clicking on your Workshop activity, then clicking on ‘Edit Workshop activity’ from within the Administration block (Workshop activity > Administration > Edit Settings). You can also access the Settings page of your Workshop activity by clicking on ‘Turn editing on’, then clicking on the ‘Edit’ drop-down menu to the right of your Workshop activity, then selecting ‘Edit settings’ from the options given.
NOTE: Clicking on any of the headings (for example ‘Grading settings’) will expand that section, allowing you to edit the settings as appropriate.
Grading strategy - There are four options available to you in this drop-down menu. These are:
- Accumulative grading - Students are able to leave both comments and a grade on their peers' submission.
- Comments - Students are able to leave a comment for their peers, but no grade is recorded.
- Number of errors - Students are able to leave comments, and determine if their peer fulfilled certain criteria with a 'yes/no' response.
- Rubric - Students are asked to assess their peers' submission against a rubric.
Grade for submission - The amounts you select from these drop-downs will determine the maximum mark a student will be able to receive from their peers for their submission.
Submission grade to pass - The amount you enter into this field will determine the minimum grade required to pass the Workshop activity. This value is used in activity and unit completion, and in the gradebook.
Assessment grade to pass - The amount you enter into this field is the grade the student will need to receive to 'pass' to the peer-assessment element of the Workshop activity.
Decimal places in grades - this setting determines the amount of decimal points a students grades will be calculated to.
Instructions for submission - You should enter text into this field which tells your students specifically what is required of them in this Workshop activity in terms of submission.
Maximum number of submission attachments - The number you select from this drop-down will determine the number of attachments a student can upload for their own submission.
Submission attachment allowed file types - Submission attachment allowed file types can be restricted by entering a comma-separated list of file extensions, for example 'mp4, mp3, png, jpg'. If the field is left empty, then all file types are allowed
Maximum submission attachment size - The size you select from this dropdown will determine the maximum size of a file submission.
Late submissions - If you select this checkbox, students will be able to upload their submissions ever after the due date of the activity.
Use self-assessment - If you select this checkbox, a student may be able to assess their own submission.
Overall feedback mode - If you select either 'Enabled and optional' or 'Enabled and required' from the drop-down menu, a text field is displayed at the bottom of the assessment form. Reviewers will be put the overall assessment of the submission there, or provide additional explanation of their assessment.
Maximum number of overall feedback attachments - The number you select from this drop-down will determine the number of feedback attachments a reviewer could upload to the Workshop activity.
Maximum overall feedback attachment size - This option cannot be changed.
Conclusion - The text you enter into this field will display to students at the conclusion of the Workshop activity.
Use examples - If you select this checkbox, you will be able to upload an example assignment submission for your students to use in practising the peer-assessment element of this activity.
Mode of examples assessment - There are three options available in the drop-down menu: 'Assessment of example submission is voluntary', 'Examples must be assessed before own submission', and 'Examples are available after own submission and must be assessed before peer assessment'.