Peer Review without an LMS for Learners

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Learner must be a part of an institutional license.
  • Learners must have a peer review assignment assigned to them.

In this article

Uploading a video, reviewing a peer's submission and receiving feedback.

  1. The learner's experience
  2. Uploading a video
  3. Reviewing a peer's submission
  4. Receiving feedback

The learner's experience

Peer review with PlayPosit involves two steps:

  1. Uploading a video that fulfills the criteria set by the instructor.
  2. Watching the videos for each peer and providing feedback. Note that this may mean watching and providing feedback for members of a peer group or an entire class.

Uploading a video

  1. Launch the Peer Review PlayPosit assignment from the dashboard.  
  2. Click Create Bulb to launch the designer and start the peer review assignment.
  3. Depending on the institution's video host integrations, learners may see several available video hosts, including the options to Upload Video or Record Video. YouTube and Vimeo are open to all users. 
  4. Note: If the video needs to be trimmed or have internal crops, please refer to this help article.

  5. Finally, when a learner has completed uploading their video, select the Review tab. Here, the video's thumbnail and preview will appear as it will be shown to the peers who will be reviewing the video. Click Submit to send the bulb out for review by peers.
  6. Learners will see a blue screen after submitting their video. Close the tab to return to the dashboard.

The next time the assignment is launched, more options will appear on the grey screen:

  1. Preview Bulb - View the video submission as peers will be able to see it, with a discussion forum and grading rubric attached, if the instructor configured it that way.
  2. Give Feedback - Shows the learners in the group or class who will need to review the video in order for this assignment to be completed. 
  3. View Feedback - See the feedback that peers have left on the submitted video.
  4. Instructor Feedback - See the instructor's final score and comments on the submission.
  5. Refresh Data - Fetches the most recent data for the peer review assignment.

Reviewing a peer's submission

Reviewing a peer's submission will always require you to:

  • Watch the peer's video to the very end.
  • Make comments in the discussion forum that is attached to the video. 
  • (If enabled) fill out the grading rubric for the peer and evaluate their video on various criteria provided by the instructor using a numeric scale.

To leave feedback on a peer's submission:

  1. Select the Give Feedback tab. 
  2. Then, click the name of the learner who has submitted a bulb that is ready to be reviewed. Learner names usually appear in blue on this tab and means that the learner has finished submitting a video for review.
  3. The player will open showing the selected learner's bulb. Be sure to watch to the very end and participate in the discussion forum at least once! This particular peer review will not be marked complete without those two conditions being met.
  4. Finally, if the instructor has configured the assignment to include a rubric, click on the rubric icon in the player sidebar. This will open the rubric panel. Be sure to enter numeric values and leave comments/explanations for each criteria, and then click Submit at the bottom of the panel.
    Note: If this tab is left before submitting the rubric, all work will be erased. Please make sure to click Submit on the rubric before closing the tab.
  5. When you return to the assignment in the dash, you should see that the grey screen has updated to reflect the most recent review. If not, click Refresh Data at the bottom of the table. If the assignment does not update, you may have missed a step in the peer review process.Repeat these steps for each person in the group or class. The assignment will not be marked as complete until every person in the group or class has had their assignment reviewed.

Viewing feedback on the submission

From peers:

Select the View Feedback tab to see what peers have said about the submission. If the Instructor enabled grading rubrics for the peer review assignment, click on the rubric icon to view the completed rubrics that peers have filled out.

Otherwise, click the discussion icon to see the specific time-stamped comments that peers have made while watching the video.

From the instructor:

To view the final score, which is given by the instructor, click on the Instructor Feedback tab. In some cases, the instructor may have enabled complete/incomplete grading, which would cause the score upon submission of the video to be 100% right away. However, the instructor may update this score at any time. Click here for information on the PlayPosit gradebook.

If the instructor has enabled a grading rubric on this assignment, click on the rubric icon to view the instructor's specific grading breakdown and comments.

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