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Launching a Peer Assess Pro Activity on Canvas LMS Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Guide

Launching a Peer Assess Pro activity on Canvas:

Launching a Peer Assess Pro activity on Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) is a breeze, empowering educators to facilitate effective peer assessments within their courses. In this guide, we will walk you through the process, providing step-by-step instructions accompanied by a helpful how-to video. By the end, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge to effortlessly launch a peer assessment activity and unlock the benefits it offers.

Step 1: Verify Team Arrangement Before initiating the peer assessment, it’s crucial to ensure that the teams’ arrangement is accurate. Access the course’s homepage, such as Capstone, and navigate to the ‘PEOPLE’ section. Locate the specific group set, like ‘Ornithologists 101 – Formative,’ and review the team composition to confirm its correctness.

Step 2: Insert the Peer Assess Pro Activity Return to the ‘Home’ screen on Canvas LMS and proceed to add the Peer Assess Pro activity. Insert an External Tool and select Peer Assess Pro from the available options. Create a new Peer Assess Pro survey, providing it with an appropriate title, such as ‘Formative teammate peer assessment’.

Step 3: Select the Group Set Next, choose the group set you previously inspected, in this case, ‘Ornithologists 101 – Formative.’ Allow a few seconds for the groups within the set to populate. Generally, select all the groups, ensuring comprehensive participation. Set the start and end dates for the teammate peer assessment, establishing a suitable end time.

Step 4: Create the Peer Assessment Create the peer assessment by selecting the newly created survey. Load it in a new tab and add the item to the desired location, such as Module Topic 2. Now, let’s explore the teacher’s view of the Peer Assess Pro activity dashboard.

Step 5: Monitor Progress and Notifications Within the teacher’s view, observe the list of teams, their total members, and information statuses. At this stage, responders may not have started due to the recent launch. Additionally, review the team composition to ensure it aligns with the established team arrangement on the LMS. Survey notifications are sent to each student, inviting them to complete the peer assessment.

Step 6: Launching Successful Peer Assessments By following these straightforward steps, you can confidently launch a peer assessment using Peer Assess Pro with the integration provided by Canvas LMS. Validate the team arrangement, initiate the peer assessment with the group set, and keep track of progress and notifications. This process ensures accurate and meaningful peer assessments within your course.

Launching a Peer Assess Pro activity on Canvas LMS is a user-friendly process that empowers educators to facilitate effective peer assessments effortlessly. By verifying team arrangements, inserting the activity, and monitoring progress and notifications, you can foster a seamless peer assessment experience for your students. Start leveraging the power of peer assessments today and enhance the learning journey within your courses. For visual guidance, refer to the accompanying how-to video linked here:

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