FeedbackFruits pilot

If you are interested in participating in this pilot, please contact the pilot team representative for your College.

Good practice guides and tip sheets

Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to assignment-related resources are provided below.

Communication, interaction and collaboration tools in FLO

In semester 1 2022 Flinders is piloting two tools from the FeedbackFruits suite:

  • Group Member Evaluation
  • Peer Review

Group Member Evaluation

This tool allows students to assess their peers’ collaboration skills or group work contributions using criteria, specified by the teacher. Students can allocate feedback and grades for their peers. Steps can also be built-in for students to reflect on their own feedback.

This tool is designed to be used when students are providing feedback on the contribution of peers. This could be feedback on artifacts submitted elsewhere in FLO (eg., a report or video) or a performance of a task outside of FLO (eg. a presentation or dance). It can be combined with the Peer Review tool (in subparts of the assessment) to allow for students to provide feedback and/or marks on a submission, as well as on the contribution.

Peer Review

This tool allows students to provide feedback and/or marks on tasks submitted by their peers according to criteria specified by the teacher. Marking and feedback activities can be allocated for individuals or via groups. Steps can be built in for students to reflect on their own feedback. The Peer Review tool can be combined with the Group Member Evaluation tool (in subparts of the assessment) to allow students to also provide feedback on the quality of the contribution to a group task, not just the task itself.

The table below provides an overview of both tools and how they are commonly used.

An overview and example uses for both the Group Member and Peer Review tools.

The decision tree below provides guidance to which tool to select based on your desired outcome.

Decision tree to help users determine which of the two tools is best for their needs.

Pilot Considerations

As this is a Pilot, there are a few considerations to be taken into account:

  • Be sure to make your students aware this is a Pilot/Trial, seek their feedback on the tools, their user experience, and any enhanced levels of achievement obtained as a result of the tool use. The Pilot Team will help you with this.
  • Keep your own notes, on what worked, what did not, whether the tool helped achieve the desired outcomes, and the time investment you made. The Pilot Team will talk to you at the end of the pilot.
  • Support for the Pilot will be provided by the Pilot Team/Vendor during this period, not via your College Online Learning and Teaching team.
  • Group Member Evaluation and Peer Review will be available until July 2022, after which the pilot will be evaluated, and a decision made about future use.

Adding Group Member Evaluation or Peer Review to your topic

Either tool can be added to your topic by adding the activity as an external tool. In step 6 of the linked instructions, you will be able to select either Group Member Evaluation or Peer Review whilst the pilot is in operation. These options will be removed at the end of the trial whilst the evaluation phase is completed and a final outcome is decided.

Once your chosen tool has been added to your FLO site, follow the step-by-step set-up instructions as prompted.

Can we grant extensions using Feedbackfruits?

It is possible to grant extension for students (individuals or specific groups) using the tool. However, it is important to keep in mind that extensions could possibly impacts the next steps/deadlines.  Also, TCs need to keep in mind that if the students have used the assignment extension request tool, this will not integrate automatically with Feedbackfruits, therefore TCs will need to manually create these extensions within the tool.

For more information on how to grant extensions, please see To grant an extension.

Group Member Evaluation support resources

Peer Review support resources

Help and Support

If you need at elbow support, you can access direct help via the chat function in the bottom left-hand corner of the FeedbackFruits activity. Alternatively, you can contact the Pilot Team member representing your college (see below). In-activity support includes introductory video guides and links to the FeedbackFruits Help Center and the Chat with support.

Access direct help via the chat function in the bottom left-hand corner of the FeedbackFruits activity.

Pilot Team College representatives

  • BGL: Marcia Schubert
  • EPSW: Cheryl Schelbach
  • HASS: Shishir Kushwaha
  • MPH: Shishir Kushwaha
  • NHS: Jackie Cornell
  • S&E: Carina Correas

Case Studies

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