A Workshop in Moodle is a peer assessment activity with many options. Students submit their work via an online text tool and attachments. There are two grades for each student: a grade for their submitted work, and a grade for their peer assessments of other students' work. For a summary of the Workshop activity see An Overview of the Workshop Activity in Moodle.
- In the menu bar at the top your course page, select Turn editing on (green pencil icon ). Editing icons and links will appear.
- At the bottom of the section, click + Add an activity or resource. The Add an activity or resource pop-up will open showing a tile for each available resource or activity.
Note: By default, the panel opens to All and shows all resources and activities. If you have starred favorite items, the panel will open to Starred. To only view activities, at the top of the pop-up, click Activities.
- (Optional) On the Workshop tile, for information, click the Information icon (). If you frequently add workshops, click the Star icon () to add this resource type to the Starred tab.
- Select the Workshop icon or Workshop link. The Adding a new Workshop page opens.
- Configure settings for the Workshop. For more information on these options, see Configure Workshop Options (below).
- Click Save and return to course to return to your main course page.
- Workshop name (required)
This name displays as a link on your course page. Use something unique that clearly identifies this activity from other course activities. We also recommend keeping the name short.
Enter a summary of the workshop and instructions. The description will be visible to students when they click the Workshop link.
- Display description on course page
Select this option to display the description underneath the workshop link on your course page. (This works best if the description is very concise.)
- Grading strategy
This determines the grading method for submissions. Accumulative grading enables comments and a grade to be given regarding specified aspects. Comments enables students to comment regarding specified aspects but no grade can be given. Number of errors enables comments and a yes/no assessment regarding specified assertions. If Rubric is enabled, a level assessment is given regarding specified criteria. For more on Grading strategies, please see Assessment settings for Workshops in Moodle.
- Grade for submission
This value reflects the maximum grade that can be obtained for a submission. In the adjacent drop-down menu, select the grade category in gradebook (optional).
- Grade for assessment
This value reflects the maximum grade that can be obtained for assessing peers' submissions. In the adjacent drop-down menu, select the grade category in gradebook (optional).
- Submission/Assessment grade to pass
Set the minimum grade required to pass the assignment and the minimum grade required to pass the peer assessment.
- Decimal places in grades
This value reflects the number of decimal places for the assessment and submission grades.
- Instructions for submission
Students will see the instructions for submitting their work when the workshop is in the Submission phase.
- Maximum number of submission attachments
Each student will be able to upload up to the set number of files for their submission.
- Submission attachment allowed file types
You can restrict which file types students can submit to the workshop. Enter a comma-separated list of acceptable file extensions, for example "pdf, doc, docx". If you are not restricting the file types, you can leave this blank.
- Maximum submission attachment size
If submission attachments are enabled, each upload cannot exceed this attachment size. If a student can upload multiple files, and uploads files at different times, the total size of all files can exceed the set size.
- Late submissions
If enabled, a student may submit their work after the submissions deadline or during the Assessment phase. Late submissions cannot be edited.
- Instructions for assessment
Students will see the instructions for assessing their peers' submissions when the workshop is in the Assessment phase.
- Use self-assessment
If enabled, students may assess their own submissions and they will receive a grade for assessment in addition to a grade for their submission.
- Overall feedback mode
If enabled, a text field is displayed at the bottom of the assessment form. Reviewers can put the overall assessment of the submission there, provide additional explanation of their assessment and/or upload a marked document. You may specify if this is required or optional.
- Maximum number of overall feedback attachments
Each student will be able to upload up to the set number of files for their feedback.
- Feedback attachment allowed file types
You can restrict which file types students can submit as feedback. Enter a comma-separated list of acceptable file extensions, for example "pdf, doc, docx". If you are not restricting the file types, you can leave this blank.
- Maximum overall feedback attachment size
Each upload cannot exceed this attachment size. If a student can upload multiple files, and uploads files at different times, the total size of all files can exceed the set size.
This text is displayed to participants upon completing the Grading evaluation phase assessment.
- Use examples
If enabled, students can try assessing one or more example submissions and compare their assessment with a reference assessment. The grade is not counted in the grade for assessment.
- Mode of examples assessment
This feature allows the instructor to make the assessment of the example submission voluntary or mandatory to complete. Assessment of the example submission can be set to mandatory either before students submit their own submission or before they submit their assessment.
- Open for submissions from
Determine when students can begin to submit their work for assessment. Select the Enable check box to set a date and time.
- Submission deadline
Determine when the submissions for assessment will be due. The due date will show in the course Calendar, Upcoming events block, and within the Activities block. Select the Enable checkbox to set a date and time.
- Switch to the next phase after the submissions deadline
If the submissions deadline is specified and this box is checked, the workshop will automatically switch to the Assessment phase after the submissions deadline. If you enable this feature, it is recommended that you set up the scheduled allocation method, too. If the submissions are not allocated, no assessment can be done even if the workshop itself is in the Assessment phase. See Assessment settings for Workshops in Moodle.
- Open for assessment from
Determine when students can begin to submit their assessments. Select the Enable check box to set a date and time.
- Deadline for assessment
Determine when the assessment will be due. The due date will show in the course Calendar and within the Activities block. Select the Enable check box to set a date and time.
You may edit the Workshop settings at any time, however, changing the Grading strategy after students have filled out the form will mean the students need to reassess the students work. Numerical grades will be maintained. You may change back to the original Grading strategy and students previous assessments will be restored.
- On your main course page, select Turn editing on (green pencil icon ). Editing icons and links will appear.
- With editing turned on, next to the Workshop you wish to edit, click Edit and from the drop-down menu select Edit settings. The Updating Workshop page will open.
- The Updating Workshop page shows you the same options available on the Adding a new Workshop page. Here you may change your workshop options as needed, including changing due dates, grading information, and availability of the workshop. For more information, see Configure Workshop Options (above).
- Once you have finished making changes, click Save and return to course at the bottom of the page.