Peer Assessment is a process where you, as a learner, evaluate your peers’ assignments and provide feedback. The work you invest will pay off: You will improve your understanding of the course material by seeing and grading the work of others. Your grade is calculated based on the grades you receive from your peers and bonus points you collect. It is important that you adhere to all deadlines; otherwise your work will not earn any points.

Peer Assessment Phases

Watch this video for a brief explanation of how peer assessment works.

Submit your work

  • During this phase you submit your work. Depending on the course this can be text, links or attachments.
  • You can save a draft of your work as often as you want. After you click Submit Solution and receive a confirmation message, your submission is complete and cannot be changed anymore.
  • Be sure to click Submit Solution before the submission deadline, otherwise your work will not be evaluated and will not earn any points.

Learn to grade

  • Some assignments include a Learn to grade phase. During this training phase, you grade some submissions pre-evaluated by the instructor as a reference.
  • You can review and compare your grading with the instructor's and apply it to your future grading. The goal of this phase is to reduce grading variations between peer evaluators.
  • If the phase is mandatory, you need to complete the Learn to grade phase before the deadline and before you can evaluate your peers.

Evaluate your peers

  • During this phase you grade randomly assigned submissions of your peers (usually 3 to 5). Grading is done anonymously and is based on criteria provided by the instructor. You also need to provide written feedback. You can earn extra points if your peers perceive your written feedback as helpful.
  • Participation in the Evaluate your peers phase is required if you want your own submission to be evaluated and considered for points. Make sure that you adhere to the deadline.
  • Please note: If you start to review a submission you have 6 hours to complete. If you have not completed the review within the allocated time, the submission will go back in the “grading pool” and other students will grade it. You will not see and have access to this submission anymore and you will need to review another submission.

Evaluate yourself

  • Some assignments include an Evaluate yourself phase. During this phase you reflect and evaluate your own work after you have seen the submissions of your peers.
  • If your self-evaluation score is within 10% of your overall peer grade, you will receive bonus points.
  • As always, make sure that you adhere to the deadlines.

View your results

  • During the View your result phase, you have the option to rate your peers’ feedback. Rating is optional, but required if you want to see the individual results from your peers. Your rating will be highly appreciated, as your peers receive bonus points based on your rating. You must provide the rating before the View your results phase deadline.
  • Your final grade is displayed. It is based on the grades from your peers and bonus points you received. The overall grade is final after the View your results phase has closed.

Team Peer Assessment Phases

Some courses include team work and team peer assessment. That means students are assigned to teams, work collaboratively on an assignment, and submit their work as a team. The same rules apply as for standard peer assessments with a few modifications. Make sure you adhere to all deadlines in order to receive points and progress to the next phase.

Watch this video for a brief explanation of how team peer assessment works.

Submit your work

  • A selected team member submits the work for the entire team. That means, team members do not submit individually.
  • Be sure to submit before the submission deadline, otherwise your team work will not be evaluated and none of the team members will earn any points.

Learn to grade

  • The Learn to grade phase does not require team collaboration. Each team member works through this phase individually and independently of the other team members.

Evaluate your peers

  • The Evaluate your peers phase does not require team collaboration. Each team member works through this phase individually and independently of the other team members.

Evaluate yourself

  • The Evaluate yourself grade phase does not require team collaboration. Each team member works through this phase individually and independently of the other team members.
  • In addition to evaluating their own work, students rate their team members based on how much each team member contributed to the team effort. Students receive bonus points based on this rating.

View your results

  • During the View your result phase, the team has the option to rate their peers’ feedback. As soon as one team member rates the feedback, all other team members can see the individual results and written feedback from their peers.

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Adhering to deadlines

Peer assessment is based on the students adhering to deadlines (for example submitting work and reviewing peers' work on time). Check carefully and adhere to all deadlines, otherwise you will receive no points.

Privacy and sharing your work

Your identity will not be shared with your peers. Please keep your submission and review free of personal data if you want to keep your privacy.
In some courses, challenge winners and top submissions are published and names of these best students are displayed. If you do not want to be included, you can opt-out: Use the checkbox “Please do not share my work outside the grading process” when you submit your work. As part of the SAP license grant, SAP can still utilize your contribution anonymously (as specified in the license grant).

Calculation of your grade

Your grade is calculated on the basis of the cumulated median score awarded by your peers for each evaluation criterion, plus any bonus points you received. You can find details here.

Reporting plagiarism and offensive content

Plagiarism, malevolent, offensive, and mature content violates the openSAP Code of Honor. You can report explicit cases of violations by using the Report button. Please include links to the original source material, if reporting plagiarism. We take claims seriously and review them carefully. Please note: False accusation can lead to downgrading of your assignment.

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