iPeer

iPeer is a peer review tool that enables students to evaluate and provide anonymous feedback on their peers’ contributions. It is commonly used to facilitate the assessment of students’ involvement and/or participation in group activities or projects.

Some key features include:

  • Create specific criteria to guide students’ evaluation of one another
  • Choose to share ratings and comments with the evaluated students or keep them private between the instructor and evaluator
  • Three types of peer assessment formats
  • Download and review evaluation results
  • Canvas integration: Canvas groups can be imported to iPeer and iPeer grades can be synced to Canvas

 

Creating an account

If this is your first time using iPeer, please request an account by filling out this online form.

Creating a course

1. Log into iPeer with your CWL.
2. Click on Courses.
3. Click on Add Course Based on Canvas.
4. Select your course from the drop-down menu and click Next.
5. Enter course details and click Save.
6. Access your iPeer course and click Import Users from Canvas to sync the iPeer course roster.
7. If you have already created groups in Canvas, you can import them into iPeer by clicking Import Groups from Canvas.

NOTE: In order to ensure students are added to the proper group in iPeer, we recommend creating groups in Canvas and then importing them into iPeer prior to creating iPeer evaluations.

Creating an evaluation

Simple Evaluations

Simple evaluations give students the ability to distribute a set number of points among their peers based on their performance relative to one another.

1. Click on the Evaluation tab.
2. Click Add Simple Evaluation.
3. Fill in the name, description, and points per member (e.g., a group of 3 students with 10 points per member will generate an evaluation worth 30 points).

NOTE: Scores must add up to the total number of points available. Using the relative weights may not assign all points due to rounding; the student will need to manually add the remaining points.

4. Click Save.
5. Remember to create an Evaluation Event when you are done; your students won’t be able to see the evaluation without this step. Please refer to the Creating an evaluation event section below for instructions.

Students will be able to rate their peers’ relative performance by using the slider to allocate points (see image below).

 

Rubric Evaluations

Rubric evaluations allow students to rate their peers on different aspects of their performance. Students can score each category individually, based on the criteria present in the rubric.

1. Click on the Evaluation tab.
2. Click Add Rubric.
3. Fill in the form.

  • Level of Mastery is the set number of performance levels for each category (e.g. Poor, Average, Good).
  • Number of Criteria is the number of aspects to rate.

4. Click Next.
5. Enter the criteria, comments, and criteria weight.
6. Click Save.
7. Remember to create an Evaluation Event when you are done; your students won’t be able to see the evaluation without this step. Please refer to the Creating an evaluation event section below for instructions.

 

 

Mixed Evaluations

Mixed evaluations allow students to evaluate their peers using a variety of methods. Evaluation methods include Likert scale, paragraph/sentence evaluation, and drop-down scores.

1. Click on the Evaluation tab.
2. Click Add Mixed Evaluations.
3. Fill in the name and availability settings.
4. Select a peer evaluation question type and click Add.

  • You can add multiple question types to one mixed evaluation.

5. Fill out the question name, description, and other required fields.
6. Click Save.
7. Remember to create an Evaluation Event when you are done; your students won’t be able to see the evaluation without this step. Please refer to the Creating an evaluation event section below for instructions.
 

Creating an evaluation event

1. Click on Courses.
2. Select your course.
3. In the Evaluation Events menu, click Add Event.



4. Select the correct template type and find your evaluation from the drop-down menu.
5. Fill out the rest of the form and select the group(s) that will perform the evaluation.
6. Click Submit.

Editing an evaluation event

1. Click on Courses.
2. Select your course.
3. Within the Evaluation Events box, click on List Evaluation Events.
4. Right click the evaluation event’s title and click Edit Event.

Syncing iPeer grades to Canvas

1. Click on Courses.
2. Select your course.
3. Within the Evaluation Events box, click on List Evaluation Events.
4. Under View, click Results.
5. Click Push Grades to Canvas.

NOTE:

  • A new ‘muted’ column will be created in the Canvas Gradebook.
  • A new assignment will appear on the Assignments page in Canvas.
     
Last updated on: October 2, 2019

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