The Workshop activity in LEO facilitates peer assessment between groups of students. The students are able to submit their own piece of content which will be marked or reviewed by their peers. Similarly, they are able to assess or provide feedback on the work of their peers, and will be graded automatically on their peer assessment abilities.
The Workshop activity has a workflow made up of five steps or 'phases'. The teaching staff and students are able to interact with the Workshop activity differently depending on which phase the Workshop activity is up to, and what settings have been enabled. You can access the phases for your Workshop activity by clicking on the link from within your LEO unit.
1. Setup phase
The setup phase is the stage at which teaching staff (Editing lecturers) are able to edit the settings of the activity, change the grading strategy, and edit the assessment forms. During the setup phase the students are not expected to submit an assignment, or assess their peers' assignment.
2. Submission phase
The submission phase is the stage at which students are able to submit their own work. While you can leave a Workshop activity in the Submission phase indefinitely, you can edit the submission start and end date so that students are only able to submit an assignment for a particular window of time.
3. Assessment phase
This is the phase where the students are able to assess the assignments which have been allocated to them. Similar to the submission phase, access can be limited to a particular window of time.
4. Grading evaluation phase
This phase is when the final grades are calculated, and the feedback is provided to the authors of the submissions. Students are unable to edit either their original assignment submission, or edit the feedback or grade they have assigned to their peer's submissions. Staff are able to override the calculated grade at this stage if necessary. Staff are also able to 'publish' exemplar Workshop submissions at this stage, meaning they will be made available to all students and staff within the LEO unit to view in the 'Closed' phase.
When the Workshop activity is pushed into the closed phase, both of the original submission grade, and the peer-assessment grade, will be pushed into the LEO Gradebook.Students will be able to view their own submissions, their assessments of their peers' submissions, and all published assignment submissions.
How to progress the Workshop through the phases
You are able to progress the Workshop activity through each of its phases by clicking on the "switch phase" icon. This icon looks like a lightbulb.