There are two types of evaluations that can be done for group activities: Between-Group and Within-Group.

Between-Group is a standard group activity where students work together in creating a submission to the Create stage. In the Evaluation stage, evaluations of each group’s work will be completed individually by students. Students will be assigned to evaluate submissions from peer groups other than their own.

Within-Group is where each student individually submits their own work during the Creation stage. In the Evaluation stage, students will evaluate each other’s work within their group.

Group Sets

A group set is a set of student groups to use for group activities.

  • Group sets can be rearranged at any time.

  • You can have multiple group sets in a course.

  • If you are creating groups at random, group’s are automatically assigned a leader, who will be responsible for submitting the Creation on behalf of their group for between-group activities.

    • If you are uploading predetermined group sets, you are able to identify the group leader when uploading your group sets

    • If you wish to switch the group leader, you must do this manually after the group set has been uploaded.

  • You can allow the Kritik system to generate group sets automatically at random based on the students enrolled in your course OR you can upload a pre-existing group set from your own files.

To Generate a Group Set at Random:

  1. Navigate to the Student Manager page.

    1. Click on the ‘Students’ tab on your course navigation bar

  2. Click the Groups tab

  3. Select ‘Create Group Set’

  4. Select ‘Generate Group Set’

  5. Enter Group Set name

  6. Enter number of students per group

  7. Select ‘Create Groups’

To Upload a Group Set:

  1. Navigate to the Student Manager page

    1. Click on the ‘Students’ tab on your course navigation bar

  2. Click the Groups tab

  3. Select ‘Create Group Set’

  4. Select ‘Upload Group Set’

  5. Enter Group Set name

  6. Upload a CSV file of your groups following this format:

    1. You can download the template by selecting ‘Download Template’

NOTE: Make sure that the csv file follows the template headings exactly with the upper and lower cases (ex. groupName). You can rename the group names to your preference.

How to Manage and Edit Group Sets

NOTE: It is best practice to ensure that all students are enrolled and assigned to groups before beginning a group activity. Late enrolments during the Evaluate stage will not be assigned to a group nor be assigned evaluations, so they will not be able to complete the activity.

Adding unassigned students to groups:

  • Students who enroll in the course after a group set has been created have to be manually assigned to a group.

  • If there are too many students unassigned, it might be easier to delete the created group set and recreate a new one that automatically assigns all enrolled students into groups.

  1. Navigate to the Student Manager page

    1. Click on the ‘Students’ tab on your course navigation bar

  2. Click the Groups tab

  3. Under the ‘Unassigned Students’ heading, select the 3 dots beside the student’s name.

  4. Select ‘Move to Group’

  5. Select the group you wish to add the student in

Changing leadership of a group:

  1. Select the 3 dots beside the student’s name you wish to make the leader

  2. Select ‘Make Leader’

Moving students to a different group:

  1. Select the 3 dots beside the student’s name you wish to move to a new group

  2. Select ‘Move to Group’

  3. Select the group you wish to add the student in

Creating a new group:

  1. Select ‘Add Group’ either at the top under the heading ‘Group Sets’ or at the bottom of the page, select ‘+ Add a Group’

Between-Group Activities

  • A between-group activity is when groups work together to submit one creation.

  • In the evaluation stage, each student will evaluate other groups’ creations individually.

  • The feedback stage is also done individually, similarly to a regular activity.

How to set up a Between-Group activity:

  1. Select Create Activity at the top right-hand corner of the Activity Page in Kritik

  2. Select Create Activity at the top right-hand corner of the Activity Page in Kritik

  3. Select ‘Group’ under Activity Type

  4. Select ‘Between Groups’ under Evaluation Type

  5. Select your Group Set

  6. Fill out the Activity Details

    1. Title - Should be clear and recognizable for students

    2. Objective - Can include any learning objectives from the activity

    3. Instructions - Provide guidance for your students on how to carry out the activity. If you wish, you can add tables, videos, or links in this section.

    4. Resources - Attach additional files associated with the activity. This can be more detailed instructions, course notes, or other resources

  7. Evaluator notes if applicable.

    1. Select ‘Evaluator Notes’

    2. Write in the textbox provided or select ‘Attach File’ to provide additional notes

      NOTE: Include notes or attach files that will only be available to Evaluators. Students will only see the notes after the evaluation stage starts.

  8. Select a rubric

    1. Select the drop-down menu under ‘Rubric Template’

  9. Fill out the Options section

    1. Select file attachment options

      1. All file types include Images, Video, Audio, PDF, Word documents, Excel, Powerpoint, Text, and Zip

      2. Select ‘Specific Types’ if you wish to disable specific attachment options for students

      3. To disable all attachments, select ‘Disable’

    2. Choose the number of evaluations you would like students to complete

      1. This is the number of peer evaluations students will be assigned to evaluate

    3. Determine the grading weight of the activity

      1. The default grading weight is 1pt

    4. Select if you would like to turn on Late Submissions on

  10. Select ‘Save Activity’

  11. Schedule activity

    1. Once an activity has been scheduled the activity card will view as:

Within-Group Activities

  • A Within-Group activity is when each student in a group submits an individual creation

  • Each creation from within the group will be distributed for evaluation only to other group members of the same group

  • Within-group activities are great for groups to assess team members’ contributions to group projects. In this case, the creation submitted could be a self-reflection of how each student believes they contributed.

  • Within-group activities can also be used to provide more focus for smaller, topic-based assignments.

NOTE: Students will be able to see which group member they are evaluating in the Evaluate Stage but the evaluations given will be anonymous in the Feedback Stage.

How to set up a Within-Group activity:

  1. Select the Activities icon on the left navigation menu.

  2. Select create activity at the top right-hand corner of the Activity Page in Kritik

  3. Select ‘Group’ under Activity Type

  4. Select ‘Within-Groups’ under Evaluation Type

  5. Select your Group Set

  6. Fill out the Activity Details

    1. Title - Should be clear and recognizable for students

    2. Objective - Can include any learning objectives from the activity

    3. Instructions - Provide guidance for your students on how to carry out the activity. If you wish, you can add tables, videos, or links in this section.

    4. Resources - Attach additional files associated with the activity. This can be more detailed instructions, course notes, or other resources

  7. Evaluator notes if applicable.

    1. Select ‘Evaluator Notes’

    2. Write in the textbox provided or select ‘Attach File’ to provide additional notes

      NOTE: Include notes or attach files that will only be available to Evaluators. Students will see the notes after the evaluation stage starts.

  8. Select a rubric

    1. Select the drop-down menu under ‘Rubric Template’

  9. Fill out the Options section

    1. Select file attachment options

      1. All file types include Images, Video, Audio, PDF, Word documents, Excel, Powerpoint, Text, and Zip

      2. Select ‘Specific Types’ if you wish to disable specific attachment options for students

      3. To disable all attachments, select ‘Disable’

    2. Choose if you would like students to Self-Evaluate

    3. Determine the grading weight of the activity

      1. The default grading weight is 1pt

    4. Select if you would like to turn on Late Submissions on

  10. Select ‘Save Activity’

  11. Schedule activity

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