The scoring activity makes it possible to take one or more inputs from your activities and configure a score for each student in a course. The scoring activity can be used to:
- Show students a score for their submission that's been reviewed by instructors, teaching assistants or by their peers.
- Create a combined score that evaluates student performance in multiple different activities.
- Set a passing threshold that must be met in order for students to move on to other activities in the course.
How to set up the scoring activity
- Let's start by adding a scoring activity to the course. Click the 'Add activities & flows' button in the sidebar, look for the scoring activity and add it to the course.
- Give your scoring activity a title and a description, then scroll to the 'Generate score' section.
- Now it's time to configure the score. From the first dropdown, select the activity you would like to get a score from. Now select an input from the activity. There are two types of inputs to select from:
Completion – the completion input simply checks if the student has completed the selected activity. If the student has completed the activity, they will get a score of 100%.
Scores – scores can be selected for activities where reviews are involved. For example, a submission activity will have a submission quality score if the submission activity is used by an instructor or peer review. Similarly, a peer review score will have a review quality score if it is used by a feedback reflection activity.
- If you wish to combine the score with other inputs, you can add more by clicking the + Add new input button. When you have more than 1 input, you are able define the weight of each input. As an example, if you want the first input to only weigh 20% and the second input 80% you adjust the point inputs to 1 and 4.
- In the Completion threshold section you can adjust the score percentage value that is required for students to complete the activity. If the student receives a score above the threshold, the activity will be marked as complete.
- You have now setup your scoring activity! Students are now able to see the score you have configured for them. Don't want students to see the score? You can always scroll down and enable the 'hide activities from students' feature. Do you want to keep the score hidden until a given point in time? Simply add an open date for the activity.
By default, the activity will ignore scores for activities that have not yet been completed. If you wish to change that, so that scores for incomplete activities are counted as 0% as part of the final score, click the advanced settings button and change the dropdown from "be ignored" to "count as 0%". Scores for activities that are not yet complete will now be ignored in the final score.
Scoring setup examples
You can use the scoring activity in many different ways. Here are some examples to get you inspired:
Example #1 – Show scores from a peer review session to students
Use the scoring activity to pull in scores from a peer review session and show the scores to your students to let them know how they've been doing. Use weights to control what part of the peer review session is the most important. See an example of how to set it up below.
Example #2 – List all activities required to pass the course
use the scoring activity to use completion inputs, to list all the required activities. Add a score input for all required activities in your course to do so. See an example of how to set it up below.
Example #3 – Pass or fail students based on their work
Use the scoring activity in combination with an instructor review flow to let students know whether they can continue through the use of the scoring activity. Use the score input from a submission with an instructor review activity and make the scoring activity a prerequisite on the following activity. See an example of how to set it up below.