Student Peer Assessment Planning

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • December 5, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

This workshop introduces ways in which student peer assessment can align with course or program learning outcomes. By introducing participants to some of the benefits of student peer assessment and by providing specific examples, we will demonstrate how to set up one’s course to incorporate the use of student peer assessment. Instructors will begin to develop a plan to implement student peer assessment into their own courses examining course/program learning objectives, how to clarify its use to students, developing clear criteria for assessment, developing student competency as assessors and outlining a moderation process. We will also present technology options for both assignment assessment as well as team performance (e.g. Canvas, ComPARE, PeerWise, iPeer, Turnitin, CLAS).

**Participants, please bring a description/outline of an assignment you are considering incorporating into a course as a peer assessed component. It might also be helpful to have on hand, the course learning outcomes and a list of the other course projects.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • be aware of several benefits of student peer assessment,
  • be able to describe a several approaches to conducting student peer assessment as well as technology tools for this purpose, and
  • have begun a plan for incorporating student peer assessment into one of their own courses.


  • Silvia Bartolic, Instructor, Sociology
  • Jason Myers, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology