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Inherit peer review allocation
Inherit peer review allocation

Re-use the peer review allocation of previous peer review activities

David Kofoed Wind avatar
Written by David Kofoed Wind
Updated over a week ago

With this feature, learners or groups of learners are allocated to the same learner or group as in the previous peer review activity.

There are two types of allocation inheritances:

  • Flexible inheritance

  • Strict inheritance

In these two article you can read more about our other types of allocation, smart allocation and custom allocation.

1. Flexible inheritance

We use the same match or the best match available according to the original allocation.

It's important to note that submissions can be individual or in groups. Likewise, peer reviews can also be individuals or in groups. This means that the reviewee (the learner or group that is being reviewed) and the reviewer can either be an individual learner or a group on both sides.

Example #1: let's take a peer review activity with inheriting allocation where the submission is individual (reviewee), but the reviewer is a group. This set-up cannot be directly linked to a peer review activity with allocation inheritance where the submission (reviewee) is a group, and the reviewer is an individual learner. The same counts the other way around.

To account for these situations, we created an algorithm that matches the reviewee and reviewer to the closest match possible. This is the algorithm we're using for flexible inheritance. If there is no match found at all, we will default back to smart allocation (random allocation).

2. Strict inheritance

With strict allocation, we will make sure to use only the exact same peers or groups on both sides (reviewee and reviewer). This is done in order to make sure that the matches are following the exact same allocation as in the original allocation. 

How to set up allocation inheritance

  1. Go to your course in Eduflow that contains multiple peer review sessions.

  2. Go to the peer review activity that should inherit allocation.

  3. Click the 'settings' button on the activity front page.

  4. Scroll down to the section 'allocation'.

  5. Select 're-use allocation'.

  6. Choose the peer review activity from where you want to inherit the reviewer allocation.

  7. Afterwards you can choose between flexible and strict inheritance. In the section above you can read more about these two different types of inheritance.

  8. Done! The allocation of the previous peer review activity will now be re-used.

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