The weight of your creation towards your overall mark can vary depending on how your instructor has set it up. Typically, the creation is worth 50% of the assignment.

Locating the Grading Scheme:

  1. Navigate to the ‘Course’ icon on the left navigation bar

  2. Scroll down to the ‘Scoring’ heading

Your Creation Score

In the Creation stage, you will be given instructions from your instructor and will be asked to provide a submission of your work.

  • Submit a high-quality assignment for your peers to evaluate.

  • Ensure you review the instructions provided as well as the rubric to understand what is expected and how you can do well on the activity.

  • Your overall creation score will be determined by the weighted average grade given to you by your peer evaluators. You can read more about how Kritik ensures fair grading here.

Your Evaluation Score

Once the creation stage closes, you will be assigned a set of peer creations to evaluate.

  • Put yourself in the shoes of your prof or TA and to try and evaluate your peers as fairly and accurately as possible using the rubric provided.

  • Your evaluation score is broken down into two parts: grading score and written evaluation score (explained in detail below).

Your grading score is determined by comparing your numeric evaluation of a peer’s creation to how the rest of the class graded them.

  • In some cases, your instructor may manually grade a creation. In this case, your evaluation will be compared to theirs instead of to the class.

NOTE: The more accurate your evaluation, the higher your grading score.

Your written evaluation score is determined by the Feedback you will receive from your peers.

  • Your peers will provide feedback to you based on how Motivational and Critical your written comment was.

    • This is why it is important to maintain a positive and constructive tone and to avoid using language that could demotivate or offend your peers when evaluating their work.

    • The purpose of your evaluation is to help your peers understand what they are doing well and where they could improve.

Your Feedback Score

You will have the opportunity to provide feedback on your peers’ written evaluations. This ensures that students are providing high-quality evaluations to their peers. In order to avoid bias, you will not be able to view your grade until after you have submitted your feedback on the written evaluation.

  • The Feedback grade is a participation mark.

    • If you complete all the feedback assigned to you, you’ll get 100%. If you do 4/5, you’ll get 80%, etc.

  • The feedback you give will affect the written evaluation score of your peers.

  • You will be asked to rate how Motivational and Critical the evaluation you received was.

    • Be honest so your peers can get a better understanding of whether they’re providing effective evaluations or not

NOTE: This is also the stage where you will be able to dispute your grade if you feel that you were graded unfairly, or flag a comment if you feel it is inappropriate.

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