SNAP: Activities & Resources: Workshop Settings

A workshop is an activity were students can submit their work to be peer reviewed by the class. The student will get two grades from this activity; a grade from doing the activity and one from the assessment of their peers. For instructions on how to add a Workshop, see SNAP: Activities & Resources: Add a Workshop.

Workshop Settings

General Settings

In the general settings, the instructor must designate a title and provide an optional description or prompt for the assignment.

General setting in Workshop settings


Grading Settings

In this section, instructors can choose from the following options:

  • Grading strategy:The grading strategy determines the assessment form used and the method of grading submissions. There are 4 options:
    • Accumulative grading - Comments and a grade are given regarding specified aspects
    • Comments - Comments are given regarding specified aspects but no grade can be given
    • Number of errors - Comments and a yes/no assessment are given regarding specified assertions
    • Rubric - A level assessment is given regarding specified criteria
  • Grade for submission: This sets the maximum grade a student can obtain for submitted work.
  • Submission grade to pass: This setting determines the minimum grade required to pass. The value is used in activity and course completion, and in the gradebook, where pass grades are highlighted in green and fail grades in red.
  • Grade for assessment: This sets the maximum grade a student can obtain for assessing other submissions. (The max grade for the entire workshop is the submission score + the assessment score.)
  • Assessment grade to pass: This setting determines the minimum grade required to pass. The value is used in activity and course completion, and in the gradebook, where pass grades are highlighted in green and fail grades in red.
  • Decimal places in grades: This specifies how many decimals places the grades will display. The default is 2.


Grading settings in Workshop settings


Submission Settings

In this section, instructors specify requirements for submissions. They can provide instructions on submission, change the maximum number of attachments, specify the type of file formats accepted, change the maximum attachment size, and allow late submissions. If enabled, a student may submit their work after the submissions deadline or during the assessment phase. Late submissions cannot be edited though.

submission settings in Workshop settings


Assessment Settings

Instructors can provide instructions for the assessment part of the assignment enable self-assessment. By default, this option is turn off.

assessment settings in Workshop settings


Feedback Settings

In the Feedback settings, instructors can disable, require, or allow optional feedback comments in a text box. If enabled, a text field is displayed at the bottom of the assessment form. Reviewers can put the overall assessment of the submission there, or provide additional explanation of their assessment. Alternatively, instructors can allow feedback attachments and specify the formats, size, and number of files accepted per submission.

The conclusion text is displayed to participants at the end of the activity.

feedback settings in Workshop settings


Example Submissions Settings

Instructors can opt to provide an example submission to give students practice before assessing a peer's work. If enabled, assessment of the example submission can set to voluntary or set to mandatory either before or after the student's initial submission of their own work.



Availability Settings

The submission and assessment portions of the workshop can have different and specific deadlines. If enabled, the workshop will automatically shift to the next phase after the submissions deadline.

NOTE: If the workshop is set to automatically move into the assessment phase, it is recommended to 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.

availability settings in Workshop settings


Common Module Settings

These settings specify the visibility of the workshop for students (Hide/Show), and the group mode and grouping can be designated.

common module settings in Workshop settings


Restrict Access Settings

The workshop can be restricted based upon a date, group, activity completion of another activity/resource in the course, etc.

NOTE: If more than one restriction is added, students must meet EACH of the requirements before the workshop activity becomes available.

restrict access settings in Workshop settings


Activity Completion Settings

By default, students can manually mark the workshop as complete, but an instructor can change this to be required. If required, the students can be marked complete by viewing the workshop, or receiving a grade.

activity completion settings in Workshop settings


Tags Settings

Tags are keywords that can be added to an activity or resource.

tags settings in Workshop settings


For Moodle Essentials-themed course instruction please see Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Workshop Settings.

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