Documentation:Connect/View iPeer Evaluation Results (How to)

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You will want to view the results of the peer evaluation after you have deployed an evaluation to your students through an evaluation event and they have had an opportunity to complete it.

This document will show you how to:

  • Find and view your evaluation results
  • Use Microsoft Excel to interpret the results
  • Identify instructor best practices facilitated by this function

Video

Watch the video below to go through the steps in video format:

Find and View Evaluation Results

  1. From within your Connect course environment, click on iPeer in the Course Tools menu of the Control Panel.
    The iPeer and Course Tools links are boxed in red above.
  2. Now you are on the Managing iPeer Course Connection page. In the Action box on the right, click on Manage Course in iPeer.
  3. On the course home page, look for the section called "Evaluation Events" in the bottom left of the page. Click "List Evaluation Events" to see a list of the evaluation events for the course.
    The List Evaluation Events link is boxed in red above.
  4. Choose the evaluation and click on Results under the View column. A list of all the course groups will show up.
  5. Now, by clicking on each of the groups' names, see which group members submitted their evaluation and when. To see the evaluation results, click on Results under the View column. The results will look different depending on which type of evaluation it is.
    • Simple Evaluations - shows the individual and average scores for all students in the group in a table near the top. Comments are shown below as well.
    • Rubric Evaluations - has 2 views: Basic and Detail (select between them by clicking the small (Basic | Detail) on the upper left corner.
    • Basic - Shows the averages for all group members.
    • Detail - Shows detailed rating in each category, as well as evaluation comments. Just click on each student's name to show the evaluation scores and comments, just as the students entered them.
    • Mixed Evaluations - also has the Basic and Detailed view.
    • Basic - view is just like the rubric above, summaries of point-base questions
    • Detail - contains comments for all questions, and answers for the short-answer questions.

Use Microsoft Excel to Interpret Evaluation Results

  1. Similar to step 4 in the previous section, click on Results under the View column on the Evaluation Events List page.
  2. You are now on the Results page for the evaluation you chose. To export all the results data for this evaluation to Excel click the Export Evaluations link (has an Excel icon next to it).
    The Export Evaluations link is boxed in red in the image above.
  3. On the Export Evaluation Results page, ensure that all the evaluation data value types (Student ID, Grades, Comments, etc) that you want to see in Excel have their check boxes marked and click Export.
  4. In a spreadsheet application there are many calculations and data organizations that you could find useful. One tool in Excel is the Pivot Table feature. To use the Pivot Table with your data:
    • After opening the .csv file in Excel, go to the Data menu and click Pivot Table.
    • Define the section of the spreadsheet you want to generate your Pivot Table with and click Okay.

Effective Practices

The Connect Learning Management System significantly expands the toolsets of teachers and learners. This function directly:

  • Streamlines peer evaluation processes
  • Integrates survey technology to enable the grouping of students by survey responses
  • Immerses students in effective and innovative use of the LMS encouraging participation and exploration in these learning technologies

This function supports a number of Chickering and Gamson's Seven Principles, including:[1]

1. Good practice encourages student - faculty contact
2. Good practice encourages interaction and collaboration between students
4. Good practice gives prompt feedback

We encourage both students and instructors to read more about the Seven Principles to see how they can inform your teaching and learning.

References

  1. Chickering, A. W., & Ehrmann, S. C. (1996). Implementing the seven principles. AAHE Bulletin, 49(2), 2-4. [1]