This article will show you how to run a 360 degree evaluation activity.
360 Degree Evaluation can be run asynchronously or synchronously. This can be set on the last step of the activity creation process.
Best practices for running a 360 Degree Peer Evaluation activity.
1. Double-check the Activity Settings.
See the components, settings and set duration from this block in the dashboard.
Click this button to view your evaluation activity's instructions, settings, and open period date and times.
2. Monitor Student Progress.
For synchronous 360 Degree Peer Evaluation, it would be a good idea to check if students are all logged in and has entered the test before you hit the "Start Evaluation" button. (The icons will turn green). See if those who are not in are having issues before you start the activity.
For asynchronous 360 Degree Peer Evaluation, it's a good idea to check these bars to see whether you need to extend the end-date-and-time of the activity if you see that some students may be timing-out and the end date is approaching.
The same goes for synchronous 360 Degree Peer Evaluation. If you see that there are students who may time-out, you can extend the time for a few more minutes to accommodate them.
Here's what the students see
Once an activity is published, students will be able to see the activity listed on their dashboard. The Status column will let them know if an activity is "Ongoing", "Not Started", or "Scheduled".
If it is Ongoing, instruct students to click the "Start" button to start answering the evaluation.
If it is "Not Started", ask students to click the "Enter Test" button. This will take them to the holding screen until the teacher is ready to click the "Start Activity". Only then will the test be available to the student.
If it's "Scheduled", it means that the evaluation hasn't started yet and students have to wait for the start-date-and-time before they can start answering the test.
***In the screenshot above, since the modality is Asynchronous the student can just simply login and click on start without having to wait for the instructor to be present, or for the instructor to start the activity from their end.
3. Know when to extend time.
In the "Status" block, you can see how quickly students are getting through the 360 Degree Evaluation. If students are done sooner than you expected, you can choose to click the End Evaluation button for synchronous activities.
If you find that students need more time, as they often do, you can click the "Extend Time" button on the top of the page next to the timer clock.
Here's how the Evaluation Dashboard looks
The Receiver explains the student that's receiving the rating.
The Status box shows you if the Receiver has submitted their answers.
The Giver box shows you the names of the other students who gave the Receiver a rating.
Points Given shows you the selection of the Givers.
The Receiver AVG. & Team Mean provides you calculated data regarding the choices made by your students.
The Team Evaluation dashboard is quite similar, with one main difference which is the Section Mean. This data shows you the calculated data for the entire Section of students for the specific question you're looking to further examine.
The Instructor's Evaluation dashboard provides data as the sole receiver, provided by your complete body of students.
The Michelsen Method dashboard provides you with data based on your students' confidence level which is measured by the allocation of points. The main part of this evaluation technique is related to the Points Given criteria. Your students will allocate points towards their teammates based on the number of points available. Please note that for this option to work optimally, you will need to set teams of at least 3 students, or else the points distribution system will not work properly.
Release Evaluation Results
Once the 360 Degree Evaluation activity is ended (see the status tag from the dashboard), you can release the results anonymously to the students so they can see their evaluation ratings and comments.
- Click the "Visibility Control" button from the dashboard
- Toggle Allow students to view their scores to Yes.