This article explains what a workshop activity is and how to use it.


What is a workshop?

The Workshop activity is a peer assessment tool that students can use to evaluate each others work. The Workshop activity can be identified by the two avatars and speech bubble icon as shown below.

Contributing to a workshop

There are two stages to a workshop activity, the submission phase and the assessment phase.

In our example, a member of staff has created a workshop and is asking for students to add comments to their peers work.

Submission Phase

During the submission phase you will need to submit your work. 

Ensure that you have read the instructions for submission and then click "Start preparing your submission".

You will need to provide a title for your submission and then you can either paste the text of your document into the "Submission content" box or add the file as an attachment and then click "Save changes". 

The confirmation screen signals that you have successfully submitted your document.

Assessment Phase

A member of staff will inform you once the submission phase has ended and the assessment phase has begun. In this stage you will be assigned 1 or more documents to assess.

Ensure you check the instructions for assessment section before you click "Assess".

A member of staff will have created different aspects of the document for you to leave comments about. Once you have finished, be sure to add any overall feedback in the final box and then select "Save and close".

Finally, assess any other work that has been allocated to you and wait for the assessment phase to end.

Accessing Feedback

Once the assessment phase has finished, staff will inform you when feedback is ready to access.

To do so, simply return the the workshop activity and select the title of your submission from the "Your submission" section.

Further Support

For module specific workshop questions your first point of call should be your module leader - for any technical issues please contact the Educational Technology team etsupport@falmouth.ac.uk.

Please report any issues with this guide to etsupport@falmouth.ac.uk.