Giving of feedback – correcting texts

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On the dashboard (see image below) you see that there are 14 texts that you still need to provide feedback on. Clicking on theorange icon will take you to the page with the list of pending assignments.

The assignments are initially in alphabetical order of the student’s name. You can also sortby title of the assignments or by date/time of submission. Click on the marker icon to start correcting an assignment.

Once you’ve clicked on that marker icon, you’ll see the correction page.

You can also go to ‘Assignments‘ in the menu to view the assignments that have to be corrected. Here you can see how many texts have been handed in and the ones that are corrected. You can also see more details of this assignment by clicking on the different data. Click on ‘Handed-in‘.

The advantage is that you can now easily select the students to whom you want to send a reminder or for whom you want to hand-in a text. As shown below in the image.

Go back to the ‘Assignment page‘ and click on ‘To be corrected‘.

You will see a list of the assignments that still need to be corrected. Click on the marker to start.

When you come to the review page, you see the text as it was submitted by the student. At the top of the page is a menu bar with various buttons that can be used to provide the text with feedback. See the image below for an overview.

NOTE: if the deadline has not yet expired, the student can submit a new version of the text. If a student does hand in a new assignment, the system sees this as a new text, therefore, be reviewed again and be provided with feedback.

Once you have selected a part or more parts of the text, the buttons in the menu at the top bar will become active. The different buttons are explained in the picture below.

The observation-database

Once one or more words or parts of the text are selected, it is possible to place an observation with the text. This feedback can be given in the form of compliments, critical comments or open comments.

The compliments and critical feedback form a set of 400-500 observations that are specific to the language of the text to be corrected. In the database, these observations are divided into sections or categories that you also saw when creating a new assignment. Within the section/category, you can give both positive feedback (compliments) And critical feedback (points for improvement).

All observations are shown in the margin, combining equal observations. See the image below with a number of types of observations. The compliments are indicated with the color green, the critical points with the color brown and the open observations with the color blue.

The observations on the side of the text are clearly structured and provide insight and an overview of all remarks for the teacher and for the student. It is immediately clear what strengths and points of improvement there are, where they occur and how they can be solved. There is additional theory and/or improvement points attached to the observations in the database for the student. This way the feedback becomes more transparent and also becomes more significant.

You can find the correct observation in different ways in the database. See the image below for an explanation. The Favorites list is automatically created by placing an observation in a text. You can also pre-compose the set of observations together with the department or working group and use this specific comment set when correcting an assignment.

Add open feedback

It is also possible to add your own feedback to an assignment and to save this in your personal database of Revisely. This way, you can easily add all the feedback you expect to use for your students ‘ assignments and save a lot of time. This is how it works:

First, select a part of the text in the document that you want to give feedback on Click on the icon to give open feedback. Then write your own feedback/comments. Choose the option to save the feedback as a personal observation. The field is then displayed to give the feedback a title (the text that will appear in the margin). If you don’t type anything, we’ll use the first line of the comment itself. Choose the criterion where the observation belongs to. Also choose the subcriterion in which the observation fits (optional). If you select nothing here, the new observation will be placed under the main criterion. Choose whether it is a critical or positive observation. Select whether you want to add this to your list of favorite observations or not. Click “Confirm” to add this comment to your observationset as well as to add the text you’re looking at.

Giving agrade

Once you have finished reviewing and giving feedback, you can proceed to give a grade. You can do this by clicking on Score at the top right of the screen. A selection menu will appear as shown below.

Select grade and you will enter the screen to assign grades to the different criteria of this assignment. You see the screen below with the text at the bottom.

At the top you see the different sections/categories and the observations you have made in this. Here, you give a grade per category. The system then calculates the final grade based on the weight of the category. Of course – because at Revisely the teacher always has control over the system – you can adjust this calculated grade if you think you should. You can of course also pass on partial marks and directly enter the final grade yourself.

Also make sure when correcting that your changes have been saved correctly. This is done automatically but in case the internet connection is lost, you will see a warning in the top left of the screen that the changes cannot be saved.

When you have done the grading, you can also give a general commentary on the final assessment. Then click on the big green button in order to save the assignment and to get it ready to send the feedback. The text that is provided with feedback is placed on the digital stack of checked assignments that can later be given back to the student.

Sending feedback

Once you have provided all the texts of your class of more insightful feedback, you can send the texts including its feedback back to your students. You can do this by clicking on the Dashboard page on the green circle as shown in the picture below.

You see the list of assignments whose feedback can be sent. You can choose to send the feedback to one, multiple, or to all students in the group(s).