In this article we'll guide you through the process of setting up a peer review session in Eduflow from scratch.

Before we dive in, it's useful to know that in Eduflow a peer review session consists of three different activities:

  • Submission activity

  • Peer review activity

  • Feedback reflection activity

Create your course

To build your peer review session, you'll first have to create a course. In the steps below we'll describe how you can create your own course.

  1. Login to Eduflow (app.eduflow.com)

  2. Go to your course overview page and click 'Create course'

  3. In this guide we want you to create a course from scratch, so select '+ Create empty course'

  4. Give your course a title, for example: English 101, and select 'Create course'

  5. Now you're send to your empty course, feel free to change the thumbnail picture into something that suits your course a bit more.

Set up your peer review session

Step 1: Add a submission activity

  1. Click '+Add new'

  2. In the activity & flows page that pops up, select 'Submission', that will add the submission activity to your course

  3. Rename your submission activity (e.g. 'Submit your work')

  4. Write an activity description to let your learners know what's expected of them in this activity

  5. Go to the settings page

  6. Make sure that the 'Submission settings' are set up as you like. Think of settings such as: how many submissions can learners add, what type of files are they allowed to submit, and so on.

  7. If the submission is done in groups, enable 'Group submission' here

  8. Decide if learners can or cannot edit their submission after submitting.

  9. Adjust any other common activity settings (learn more about those here).

Step 2: Connect the submission activity to a peer review activity

  1. Click '+Add new'

  2. In the activity & flows page that pops up, toggle the switch 'Show advanced activities'

  3. You'll see that more activities show up, these activities are called 'advanced' because they depend on another activity.

  4. Select 'Peer review', that will add the peer review activity to your course.

  5. Rename your peer review activity (e.g. 'Review the work of your peers')

  6. Connect your peer review activity to your submission activity, by selecting the submission activity as it's source.

  7. Make sure that the 'Peer review settings' are set up as you like. Think of settings such as: number of reviews learners should make in order to complete the activity, anonymity settings, and so on.

  8. Decide what allocation rules you want to make use of. By default the peer review activity is set up with 'Smart allocation'. This means that learners are allocated to each other submissions at random and based on need. If you want to control the allocation process, select 'Custom allocation'. If you want to re-use the allocation of a previous peer review session, select 'Re-use allocation'.

  9. Edit the Feedback rubric (learn more about editing your feedback rubric here).

  10. If the peer review session should be done in groups, enable 'Group review' here.

  11. Decide if learners can or cannot edit their review after submitting.

  12. Adjust any other common activity settings (learn more about those here).

  13. Write an activity description to let your learners know what's expected of them in this activity

Step 3: Connect the peer review activity to a feedback reflection activity

  1. Click '+Add new'

  2. In the activity & flows page that pops up, toggle the switch 'Show advanced activities'

  3. Select 'Feedback reflection', that will add the feedback reflection activity to your course. This is the activity that allows learners to see and reflect on the feedback they received from others.

  4. Rename your feedback reflection activity (e.g. 'Reflect on the feedback you received').

  5. Connect your feedback reflection activity to your peer review activity, by selecting the peer review activity as it's source.

  6. Make sure that the 'Feedback reflection settings' are set up as you like. Here you can choose if the reflection should be done anonymously or not. By default the reflection is done anonymously.

  7. Edit the Feedback rubric (learn more about editing your reflection rubric here).

  8. If the submission was submitted as a group, and learners should reflect individually, you can decide to turn group reflections off here.

  9. Decide if learners can or cannot edit their reflection after submitting.

  10. Adjust any other common activity settings (learn more about those here).

  11. Write an activity description to let your learners know what's expected of them in this activity

Two ways to get started with peer review sessions fast:

  1. Copy the peer review template to your account

  2. Add a pre-made peer review flow to your course

Learn more about those options in this article: From Peergrade to Eduflow: Resources to help you get started

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