How do I add a Workshop activity?

You will learn how to add a Workshop activity in your course in TITANium. With the Workshop activity module, you can have students submit text or files for peer review (including grading and comments), according to a rubric you upload. Students receive two grades in the gradebook (a grade for submitting and a grade for how the reviewers rated their submission).

Follow these steps to create a Workshop activity where students submit a paper (Word document), are assigned two papers to assess, and are in return assessed by two other students as a useful step in the writing revision process before submitting a final draft of their paper to you, the instructor.

1. Enter your course.

2. Turn editing on.

Click the Turn editing on link within the ADMINISTRATION block or click on the Turn editing on button at the top right-corner of the course main page.

3. Click on Add an activity or resource .

4. Select Workshop.

Workshop radio button is selected.

5. Click on Add.

Add button is selected.

6. Type a Workshop name and Description.

 Workshop name and Description fields are selected.

7. Expand Grading settings and select Accumulative grading.

Accumulative grading will allow the reviewers to assign a grade value to the student's submission.

Grading strategy is set to Accumulative grading.

8. Select a grade for submission and a grade for assessment.

The Grade for submission will be decided by the average of the two students doing the peer assessment for the student.

The Grade for assessment is automatically awarded when a student uploads a submission. However, you may override this grade for sub-par work.

Grade for submission

9. Type Instructions for submission.

Instructions for submission field is selected.

10. Select a Maximum number of file uploads.

Maximum number of file uploads is set to 2.

11. Select a maximum file size.

Maximum submission attachment is set to 50MB.

12. Decide whether to Allow submissions after the deadline.

Any submissions added after the deadline will require you to manually assign reviewers and reviewees for that student.

Late submissions is checked.

13. Type Instructions for assessment.

Instructions for assessment field is selected.

14. Select Enabled and optional for Overall feedback mode.

Expand the Feedback section and select Enabled and optional for Overall feedback mode.

Overall feedback mode is set to Enabled and optional.

15. Type a Conclusion.

Conclusion field is selected.

16. Select open and submission deadline.

Expand the Availability section and select the dates for students to submit.

Availability settings.

17. Check to Switch to the next phase after the submissions deadline.

The Workshop activity module has several "phases". Some can be automatically changed by date (such as below); others must be manually changed.

Switch to the next phase is checked.

18. Select dates for the opening and the deadline for assessment.

Open and deadline dates are selected.

19. Click on Save and display.

Save and display button is selected.

20. The Phases of the Workshop activity are now displayed.

The initial Setup phase is complete.

Phases page is now displayed.

21. Click on Set up scheduled allocation.

Set up scheduled allocation is selected.

22. Select 2 reviews per submission.

Expand the Allocation settings section and select 2 reviews per submission.

Number of reviews is set to 2.

23. Click on Save changes.

 Save changes button is selected.

24. Click on Continue.

Continue button is selected.

25. In the breadcrumb click on the title of the Workshop activity.

title of the Workshop activity is selected.

26. Click on Edit assessment form.

 Edit assessment form link is selected.

27. Type a Description for each Aspect.

In this sample rubric, there are 6 Aspects.

Description for each Aspect is typed.

28. Type the Maximum points for each Aspect.

Maximum points is set to 4.

29. Click on Save and close when finished.

You should preview the rubric to make sure it looks the way you want it to.

Save and close button is selected.

30. Click on the light bulb by Submission phase.

light bulb by Submission phase is selected.

31. Click on Continue.

 Continue button is selected.

32. The Submission phase is now active.

Submission phase is shown as active.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to add a Workshop activity to your course for peer assessment.