Peer Learning Assistants

Idea created by Dr. Matthew Partin on Sep 20, 2019

    We are significantly expanding our #Peer Learning Assistant (PLA) Program at @Bowling Green State University and it is imperative that we have this change made within Canvas or we cannot use it. We use 1 PLA per 15 students in our large lecture halls. PLAs are knowledgeable undergraduate students who help facilitate group activities. They need to be added to Canvas in a way that allows them to see the course assignments, offer a "peer review" grade for assignments in SpeedGrader, and not have access to any students grades within the course. If we add our PLAs to a Canvas Course Shell with the role of "Teaching Assistant", they have access to student grades, which is a Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) violation. Other roles do not have access to assignments or SpeedGrader.