Feedback Fruits’ Self-Assessment & Team-Based Learning
Two additional tools from Feedback Fruits are available to test in 2023-24:
- The Self-Assessment tool allows individuals and groups to evaluate their own work (e.g., essay, presentation) or skills, using criteria and rubrics created by the instructor.
- The Team-Based Learning (TBL) tool is specifically designed to support the TBL pedagogical strategy of individual and team knowledge acquisition and collaborative problem solving.
While UW-IT is not conducting an official pilot this year, we are available to help instructors learn about these tools and use them in their courses. The resources below will get you started and connect you with additional support.
- Getting started
- Self-Assessment tool
- Team-Based Learning tool
- Additional related resources
- Need help?
- Add a Feedback Fruits tool in Canvas – How to find and add a Feedback Fruits tool to your Canvas course
The Self-Assessment tool allows student to assess their own work (e.g., essays, presentations) or skills, or for peer groups to collectively assess their collaborative product or process, using evaluation criteria and rubrics created by the instructor.
Depending on the target of the assessment, add Self-Assessment of Work or Self-Assessment of Skills as an assignment in Canvas.
- How to set up a Self-Assessment assignment
- How to add/create rubrics, rating scales, and comment criteria
- How to view student activity in Self-Assessment
- Instructions for students on how Self-Assessment works and how to use the tool from the student perspective:
The Team-Based Learning (TBL) tool is specifically designed to support the TBL pedagogical strategy of individual and team knowledge acquisition and collaborative problem solving. The strategy is flexible enough to be used in a wide range of disciplines and class sizes, including large lecture courses.
Those new to TBL can learn more in this 12-minute video and in this overview from the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning. The Feedback Fruits tool supports two steps in the TBL method – the individual Readiness Assurance Tests (iRAT) and team Readiness Assurance Tests (tRAT).
- Instructors: Setting up Team Based Learning – How to set up the iRAT and tRAT portions of a Team-Based Learning activity
- Instructors: Using Team Based Learning – How to view student activity in Team-Based Learning
- Students: Overview of Team Based Learning – Instructions for students on how Team-Based Learning works/how to use TBL from the student perspective
If you have questions about the tools or need help with set-up or use, you can send an email to email@example.com, or reach out to the support chat by clicking the blue chat icon within the tools (chat is available 24/5; you will usually get a response within a few minutes).
You can also review frequently asked questions on the Feedback Fruits site, especially helpful for those getting started with the tools.
In addition, we highly encourage you to join the UW Feedback Fruits Community of Practice in Teams. Here you can ask questions and get support and advice from experienced users in the UW community.