Workshop Activity

The workshop activity is one of the activities in 360LMS that is used less often. It is however very powerful and serves more than one purpose.

Students submit their own work and then receive a number of submissions from other students which they must assess according to the educator’s specifications. (They may also assess their own work if the educator requests this.) Text may be typed directly into 360LMS’s editor, or files of any type may be uploaded, as long as others have the software to view them. The educator can decide whether to show or hide the identities of the students to each other when assessing is taking place.

Two grades are given and appear in the Gradebook: a grade for the student’s own submission and a grade for the quality of their peer assessment skills.

Workshop is primarily a student-focused activity; however, the educator may guide the students by providing example submissions for them to try out before assessing their peers and at the end of the workshop the educator may publish some good (or less good) examples.

Children and adults alike will learn how to responsibly assess their own and other’s work, give honest and worthwhile feedback and be willing to defend their decisions and input. Not a bad skill to develop at any time!

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