Self & Peer Evaluation

Because life is always better with a bit of feedback! 👍

What peer review question types does it support?

So far, we've got four different question types that you can use for self & peer evaluation:


When you add a criterion for evaluation to be rated, then students are able to use a 0 to 5 star rating to evaluate each other.

You can require how many of their peers have to be rated before the student can finish the peer assessment.

For instance, if there are 6 students in a team, you can set that each student has to at least rate a minimum of three peers. Additionally, you can also add a maximum number of students to rate.

Justifying ratings

When using ratings for peer evaluation, you can ask students to justify why the ratings they give to their peers. This is quite useful as it forces the student to think carefully why he/she is given the said mark. Moreover, avoids the always tempting option that students have to give everyone five stars! 😃


Another option for Peer review is "Ranking". This will allow you to set a criterion for the students to rank their fellow colleagues.


This way of assessment in TBL is called the Michaelsen method, which consist of splitting a given amount of points along team members based on a designated criterion.

Rubrics 🆕

From LAMS version 4.6, you can make use of sophisticated rubrics for peer and self evaluation


You can also have open text feedback too and set limits for min and max words.

Can students see feedback left for them and others?

Yes, and it's configurable.

This means that if you don't want the students to see their feedback until everyone has finished or you want to look at the feedback yourself first, before disclosing it to students, you can choose to do that.

The option "After completion, ashow feedback left for the current student", when enabled will display to the student feedback given from others to him/her.

Also, the option "After completion, show feedback left for other students" will show the student the feedback that s/he has left for others.

You can enable one or the other, or both if you prefer.

Can I do Peer Evaluation without Self evaluation?


Just uncheck the option "Allow self review" and students will only be able to evaluate their peers.

Does it also support Self-Assessment?

Yes, see previous question.

Can students also evaluate the teacher/facilitator?

The Peer Review tool is only for students. If you want students to evaluate the teacher, the TBL facilitators or the TBL process, then use the Survey tool instead.

The survey tool allows you to create very useful questions to collect this feedback.

Can I export the peer evaluation feedback?

Yes. From Peer evaluation monitor you are able to export all the feedback that the students have given to each other for all criteria in all question types. The exported file (in Excel) is broken down by teams/groups.

What feedback students get?

As you saw before, you can get students to receive feedback from other straight away.

Additionally students are able to get a full report via email with all the given feedback.

What happens if some students are missing in the teams for Peer Review?

See Manage missing students.

What are the best questions and practices for Self & Peer Review?

For a few years, we've been working on research projects regarding Self & Peer Evaluation and while we are far from having an exhaustive analysis, CATME peer evaluation questions as well as Sparkplus factors for analysis and comparison have worked out very well.

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