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Leaving Quality Feedback

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This newsletter contains information on leaving quality feedback.

Best Practice

A best practice for online instructors within GaVS is to integrate into the feedback direct references to the learning objectives, as well as offer further resources for a deeper examination of the content.

Rubrics

Some courses have rubrics in them for assignments. You can use these or create your own.


In the "EDIT" part of an assignment, you can attach a rubric to the assignment after you've created it.

How to Grade

Great Feedback

  • Remember, great feedback includes an image, video, or a link to an outside source.


    If I need to create feedback for an assignment about "cells" for example, I will google cells and look and see what I can find about that topic. I try to link to sites that explain the information in that assignment, include a picture that explains the topic, or embed a video that explains the topic.

Examples

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This is written feedback left through TurnItIn. You can enable TurnItIn for an assignment and it will do an originality check on the assignment. This video shows you how to enable Turnitin for dropbox assignments: https://youtu.be/o7cw8lx6Mjo
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This feedback is an example of a best practice because it includes a video to an outside source. Sometimes, it is difficult to think about what to put as feedback for students that earn 100% on an assignment. This is why I include a video or link or image with ALL feedback so those kids that earn 100% still get "something". You can just copy the Embed code from YouTube into the HTML part of the feedback to get a video embedded like this. Email me if you have more questions and I'll walk you through it.
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This feedback includes an image and a link. The words below the image refer to the rubric feedback, which can automatically be added to the feedback window if you choose. This student didn't have any comments on her rubric, so it just imported the categories into the feedback window. I find that rubrics are an easy and fair way to grade assignments because there is little objectivity and students can view the rubric ahead of time, so they know exactly what they need to do for that assignment.
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This is an example of discussion feedback. The rubric is completed, with descriptions as to why the student did not earn full credit on a part of the rubric. The directions below show them how to view the rubric feedback and give them a link to a place where they can find more information on the topic.

Some Extra Goodies to Help Make Your Semester Easier

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This late stamp can be used for students that do not submit their assignments by Wednesday at 11:59 PM. On Thursday morning, you will enter zeros for these unsubmitted assignments and put a late stamp (this one or one like it) in the feedback for the assignment so the students know why they earned the zero.
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This late stamp can be used for your students with extensions.