Michaelsen's Method is a stand-alone peer evaluation activity of InteDashboard. Read through to learn how to run this feature.
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What is Michaelsen's Method of Peer Evaluation?
In this method, students are assigned 10 points per team member excluding themselves. For instance, if there’s a team of 7 people, each student will receive 60 points to allocate amongst the other students in the group.
A distinctive feature of Michaelsen’s approach is that students are required to discriminate scoring among their team members which means that they can’t give the same score to all their peers.
These are the default settings, however, InteDashboard is flexible in the sense that these parameters mentioned can be changed according to the needs of the instructor or the institution (see Optional Settings below).
How to Create a Michaelsen's Method Activity
Step 1: Create a new activity by clicking on the +New Activity button
Step 2: Set up the activity with the following:
- Basic Settings
- Select the module to which you'll be adding this activity to.
- Select Peer Evaluation: Michaelsen's Method.
- Enter the Name of the activity.
- You may also add a description if you like.
- Click the Go To Questions button
Step 3: Set the Questions
- This feature is pre-loaded with questions to get you started
- You may view the question in a modal
- You can also edit, delete, and change the order of the question in its sequencing.
- You may also choose to add your questions from the Question Bank or from scratch.
- Click on the Go to Optional Settings button.
Step 4: Optional Settings
- Set the INTERACTION SETTINGS
- The table shows the section, teams, the team size according to its number of members, as well as the total points for distribution.
- You can deduct or add more points to distribute per member
- You can switch the different settings on and off as you see fit.
- Click on the Review your Activity button.
Step 5: Review your settings
- Once you are set, click on Publish your Activity
Step 6: Publish your Activity
- Publishing Settings
- You may choose to publish Asynchronously or Synchronously
- Set the OPEN PERIOD for Asynchronous activity
- If you're publishing this as a Synchronous activity, you may choose to set a time limit or not.
- When you're ready, click the Publish Activity button.
The Michaelsen's Method Activity Dashboard
- General information on the activity
- You can Update Open Period (Asynchronous), Pause Evaluation (Synchronous), or End Evaluation.
- You may also change the Visibility Control, where you can:
- Allow students to see this activity
- Allow students to view their answers
- Allow students to view their scores (this requires the evaluation to be ended first)
- You can see the Activity Overview
- You may also click the More Actions button, where you can:
- Reset the activity.
- Download and export the grades.
- Jump to the Grades tab of the course.
- Other Information
- The ACTIVITY SETTINGS gives you the details how the activity was set up
- The ATTENDANCE BLOCK shows you the list of students and tell whether they have started and joined the activity (as indicated by the person icon - where green indicates the student has entered the test, and grey otherwise). You can also use the Search feature to look up students and even teams.
- The STATUS BLOCK shows the percentage of students who may time out of the activity, those who have answered all questions, as well as those who have submitted the evaluation.
- The EVALUATION ANALYSIS SECTION allows you to filter according to teams and questions and check the data in real-time. You may check individual evaluations and Michaelsen's in separate tabs.