How to Setup a Workshop Activity

How to Setup a Workshop Activity

Note:  You need Teacher or Manager access before you can perform this action.

The workshop activity module enables the collection, review, and peer assessment of students' work.

Students can submit any digital content (files), such as word-processed documents or spreadsheets, and can also type text directly into a field using the text editor.

Submissions are assessed using a multi-criteria assessment form defined by the teacher. The process of peer assessment and understanding the assessment form can be practised in advance with example submissions provided by the teacher, together with a reference assessment. Students are given the opportunity to assess one or more of their peers' submissions. Submissions and reviewers may be anonymous if required.

Students obtain two grades in a workshop activity - a grade for their submission and a grade for their assessment of their peers' submissions. Both grades are recorded in the grade book.

To create a Workshop activity within a course page follow the steps below:



Step 1: To start making changes on your course page, click on the  button then choose Turn editing on.



Step 2: Once the edit mode is activated, you can either choose to edit an existing topic or add a new one.

Adding a topic:



Step 3: Click on Add an activity or resource.


Step 4: Choose  from the Activities list then click the  button.



Step 5: Fill out the information needed and adjust the settings for the Workshop.




Workshop name*
(Mandatory field) enter the name of the Workshop activity in the Workshop name text box
Description
Enter a relevant description in the “Description” text area that describes the Workshop if needed.
Display description on course page
(checkbox) If enabled, the description of this activity will be shown to the course page.



Grade Strategy
There are four options available:

• Accumulative grading: Each assessment criterion has its own numeric grade along with optional weighting and optional comments; a final grade is calculated on the basis of the separate grades and their respective weightings.
• Comments: No numeric grade but feedback only, as comments either in a single field or as responses to a series of guiding questions.
• Number of Errors: Markers decide whether the work has passed or failed each criterion (e.g. has original ideas; answers its question). They can comment on their judgements.
• Rubric: Generates a numeric grade based on the level of achievement markers choose for each criterion. You'll be able to define your criteria and, for each criterion, as many levels as you need. 

Grade for submission
Maximum grade (from 0 to 100) that is to be achieved for submission of work
Submission grade to pass
Minimum grade (from 0 to 100) that is to be achieved for submission of work to receive a pass mark
Grade for assessment
Maximum grade (from 0 to 100) that is to be achieved for assessment of work
Assessment grade to pass
Minimum grade (from 0 to 100) that is to be achieved for assessment of work to receive a pass mark.
Decimal places in grades
Set decimal places from 0 to 5 for grades



Instructions for submission
Enter relevant instructions for students on what they need to do to make a successful submission.
Submission types
Submission may be one or a combination of either Online text or File attachment. Enable the Required option if necessary.
Maximum number of submission attachments
If you wish students to attach files, select how many here, up to a maximum of 7.
Submission attachment allowed file types
This controls which file types are valid for upload. All others will be disallowed.
Maximum submission attachment size
Our system currently allows up to 100mb of attachment size.
Late submissions
Enable this option if submissions can be submitted after the deadline.


Instructions for assessment
Enter relevant instructions regarding the assessment, students will see these instructions when the Workshop is in Assessment Phase. 
Use self-assessment
(checkbox) If enabled, students may evaluate their own work.


Overall feedback mode
There are three options available:

• Disabled
• Enabled and optional
• Enabled and required

Maximum number of overall feedback attachments
The maximum number of overall feedback attachments may be from 1 to 7.
Feedback attachment allowed file types
This controls which file types are valid for upload. All others will be disallowed.
Maximum overall feedback attachment size
Our system currently allows up to 100mb of attachment size.
Conclusion
Information here will be shown to the students when the workshop is over. It is a good idea to signpost students to how they can access the assessments they have received. It might also include suggestions on what students should do next.


Use examples
If enabled, users are able to practice without affecting their overall grade assessment.
Mode of examples assessment
This setting is not available unless 'Use examples' is enabled, there are three options available:

• Assessment of example submission is voluntary
• Examples must be assessed before own submission
• Examples are available after own submission and must be assessed before peer assessment



Open for submissions from
If enabled, a date and time needs to be entered here for submissions being available from the date and time being set.
Submissions deadline
If enabled, a date and time needs to be entered here for submission deadlines.
Switch to the next phase after the submissions deadline
(checkbox) This setting is not available unless 'Submission deadline' is Enabled, the workshop will automatically switch to the assessment phase after the submissions deadline.
Open for assessment from
If enabled, a date and time needs to be entered here for assessments being available from the date and time being set.
Deadline for assessment
If enabled, a date and time needs to be entered here for assessment deadlines.



Availability
The availability option permits students to view and access assignments and resources, there are two options available:

• Show on course page
• Hide from students

ID number
The ID number can be entered to reference the same ID number from a third-party package especially gradebook. Otherwise, the field may be left blank.
Group mode
There are three group settings available:

• No groups
• Separate groups
• Visible groups

Grouping
Not available if no group mode is selected, if separate or visible grouping is enabled, you will then be given an option to Add group/grouping access restrictions.


Teachers may restrict students from accessing lessons and resources based upon a set of conditions. These conditions may be based on whether an activity has been completed or not, date restrictions when lessons can commence, a specified grade to be achieved, a certain user profile, or a set of nested restrictions based on the below settings.

Restrictions can be one, two or all of the following criterion:



Completion tracking
There are three options available:

• Do not indicate activity completion
• Students can manually mark the activity as completed
• Show activity as complete when conditions are met
Require view
(checkbox) If enabled, student must view this activity to complete it.
Require Grade
There are three options available:

• Grade not required.
• Submission
• Assessment

Expect completed on
This setting specifies the date when the activity is expected to be completed.


Tags
Tags will allow students and teachers to connect to other courses and content being offered.


Competencies will not be available unless they have been set up at a course level. Administrators can set up competency frameworks and add competencies within the framework. Teachers can also add competencies to courses and course activities.

Course competencies
Course competencies allow you to search for competencies that you’d like to link to your existing activity.
Upon activity completion
There are four options to select once an assignment has been completed:

• Do nothing
• Attach evidence
• Send for review
• Complete the competency


Step 6: Once everything is set, click Save and return to course.


The Workshop activity that has been created will now be displayed in the section where you selected ‘Add an activity or resource’.





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