Learner Self-Assessment

Building learner agency is a key aspect of personalised learning, and this involves several things from a learner perspective, such as having more flexibility & choice in curriculum, time & space for learning, designing and planning ones own learning path, and being able to self-assess oneself to know if you have achieved the desired outcome or level of mastery.

Self-assessment has been known to have many benefits and positive implications for learners  from improved meta-cognitive skills, increased self-awareness, to a greater sense of autonomy and empowerment. As an instructor, you can allow learners to to be able to assess themselves on the rubric criteria / learning standards that are aligned with an assessment. Let's see how you can do it:

This article will guide you on:

Enabling self-assessment in an assignment

1. On the materials page of the classroom, click to expand the required assignment.

2. Click to expand the Grading and Rubrics settings.

3. Click Pick or create rubric button to create a new rubric / attach an existing rubric to the assignment.

Self-assessment option will be available only when a rubric is attached to an assignment.

4. In the rubrics listing popup, search the required rubric and then click on it to select and then click Attach button to attach the rubric to the assignment.

5. Once you attach a rubric to the assignment, you will be see an option - Require self-assessment. Tick the checkbox to enable this setting.

6. Once the setting is enabled and the assignment is published, learners will be asked to grade their own attempt using the attached rubric after they make a submission.

Note that you cannot enable group submission once you have enabled the self-assessment setting for an assignment and vice versa.

Viewing learners' self-assessment in a submission

1. Once a learner makes submission and self-assessment the submission, click View Attempts of that assignment.

2. Click View Attempts link for the required learner.

3. While grading the assignments, you will be able to see the learner submission. Click Rubric to view the rubric that will highlight (with the help of a tick mark) the scale/level selected by the learner during their self-assessment.

4. Grade the learner's submission using the rubric. You can use your judgment to select the same or different scale for each criteria as selected by the learner.

In case the rubric is scoring, the score will be based on the selected scales. For non-scoring rubric, you need to give the scores separately.

5. You can add your own comments/feedback for different criteria or for the assessment overall. For adding feedback for a criteria, click the comment icon and add the comment (textual and/or audio).

6. The criteria will be tagged with the comment. The counter will be updated for a criteria signifying the number of comments in which it is tagged.

Any comment/feedback made by the learner during the self-assessment will also be available for you to view.

7. Click X to close the attempt and go back to the View Attempt page of the assignment, where you can publish the scores for required learner(s).

8. Click Publish Score to publish the required learner's score.

You can also publish scores in bulk.

Learners can view their attempt to view the scores given for their attempt along with the rubric's scale/level selected by the instructor, once the scores are published. Any feedback/comments added by the instructor will be visible to the learner by default even before scores are published.

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