This is not accomplished very easily in BlackBoard; it's Peer Evaluation tool is rudimentary and extremely limiting to just a simple text box, with provision on how to share what is typed in.
Problems like these are what led a team of teachers and students, for teachers and students to develop TEAMMATES, powered by Google. With this tool, you are able to set up a class, enroll your students, and set up questions with a myriad of purposes, with the results easily shared with the level of anonymity you require.
After you log in as an instructor, you'll be able to create your course, and add/invite any additional instructors. Using a sample spreadsheet file, you can then enter in your students, having the opportunity to put them in sections and/or teams.
- Distribute points allows one to distribute points between either entered choices, or a list of participants, generated by whatever group you are evaluating.
- Team contribution allows you to estimate your personal contribution to your team, as well as how much others participated, based on an equal share, plus or minus a percentage.
- Rubrics allow you to judge how well or badly a participant did based on examples.
You can ask many of these questions different ways; the student can answer the questions about themselves, about their team, and about the class overall. This information can then be shared, or not, with the recipients, and anonymous or not.
Instructors can also answer questions about other instructors, and add comments to the students responses, which can also be shared or not.
While you can download a spreadsheet of the results, the system offers some graphical options, as well as how the data is presented.
|Results display options|
Finally, when the results are ready to be shared with the students, you can publish them to an accessible link.
TEAMMATES has been used by members of the Health Information Management team, and I can recommend it if you want a streamlined way of getting peer feedback done. Want to try it out? Go to https://teammatesv4.appspot.com and request your instructor account now, or watch their introductory video. TEAMMATES does not integrate with BlackBoard, and is not an officially supported system, but if you need help, please contact TLT at 8-7107 or TLT@kumc.edu. If there is enough demand, we can add this system to our overall services.