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Create a student-accessible rubric for self-assessments

Create a student-accessible rubric for self-assessments

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Our nursing and OTA staff are using self-assessments to help students evaluate their confidence in the skills they are learning for certification. The idea is that they can take this assessment and choose if they want to share it, see what things they need to brush up on and reflect on their experiences. Currently they are doing this on paper but as we go to more online course work, they would like to integrate this as an online activity within a course.

The peer review rubric as it is set up now would work, but we also like the model of the tests you take on social media that tell you that you're 90% geek!

114 Comments
melaniez
Community Member

Would love to see this move up on the priority list! We're looking to use this self-assessment for student assignments ultimately, but first for our educators. We're asking educators to record their class, watch it later, and give themselves a score based on their performance. We see this sort of self-assessment as a valuable part of professional development and a good first step before the peer review process. Being able to track the self-assessments in Canvas will make our observation process more streamlined. We're making do with the "survey" function in Quizzes, but it's an inelegant solution. Hoping this gets further along in development soon, and I'm interested if anyone else has ideas for workarounds until then.

swilson34
Community Contributor

I never thought of using it for teacher self evaluation, good idea!

I hope we can have this one as a lovely Christmas gift!

pamela_perrin
Community Member

Self assessment is important for all age students.  I am a first grade teacher. Students using a self assessment and rubric to support their learning is very important.  It seems so simple to say if they don't know what is expected they don't know what they need to do.  A self assessment being available in Canvas will make it easier for my students to review the rubric and then apply that information to their assignment.  Thinking about my students, I can visualize my students completing literacy assignments.  Students could answer a question after reading a passage.  Using the rubric, they could ensure they have added all the information that is needed to answer the question about the passage.

jenniferf_foske
Community Member

A self -assessment will help students to know their expectations.  It gives them guidelines on how to complete assignments.  It helps them know what steps to take to demonstrate their understanding of an assessment.  It helps them to keep the end in mind as they begin the assignment.  

I agree that it gives students the opportunity to ask for help.  

teresab_oshield
Community Member

By giving students rubric they have a clear understanding of what is expected.  Students take accountability for their work and have ownership.  Students have a clear understanding of the end in mind.

stephaniej_smit
Community Member

I am also a first grade teacher and I agree with you Pam that self assessments are very important for all age groups.  It's important for them to know what is expected of them.  

tracya_tarantin
Community Member

I agree with you.  I am a kindergarten teacher and I feel my students would love to have a self assessment.  The students will see where they are and what they need to work on.  

e_reetz
Community Member

Self evaluations and peer evaluations definitely help with student engagement and allow for a non threatening, community based learning environment!

lakeshiad_denni
Community Member

This idea would be great for allowing students to see, prior to submitting work, what adjustments need to be made in order to manage completion. Students will be given an opportunity to make improvements and adjustments in areas of weakness or lack of strategies needed to successfully complete a task.

tamaroffjeff
Community Member

Our district has just adopted Canvas and we are beginning to do training and have discussions about how we will use the various features in our instruction.  All grade levels in our district use self-assessment regularly and it has a tremendous impact on our student's growth (20K+ students).  Self-Assessment using our district rubric allows students to be more actively engaged in their learning and allows them to monitor their own progress.    Self-Assessment is one of the core tenets of John Hattie's research on Visible Learning and much of the recent work by Marzano, Erkens, et. al, about assessment.  While I understand Canvas' process of soliciting feedback and ideas, I am not sure how many educators really follow these forums and know how to post/make suggestions that may lead to the belief that this is not an important topic or hot button issue.  Many teachers use the various features of the G-Suite.  However, including this in Canvas will allow users to stay in one system rather than bouncing back and forth between products.  Please consider putting self-assessment tools on the front burner. Self-assessment is a huge topic in educational circles now, and will and should pair with your mastery paths.  

Thanks!@StefanieSanders

sean_flaherty
Community Participant

I would really like to see a self-assessment option using rubrics available in Canvas, as well.  As tamaroffjeff‌ indicated, the value of self-assessment is well documented in educational research and for educators who are interested (or are encouraged/required by their institutions to do so), it would be nice to have this implemented within the LMS we are required to use.

Trying to make a workaround, I tried to manually assign a student to complete a peer review on themselves but that is disabled within Canvas.  I suppose that makes sense for anytime I ask Canvas to automatically assign peer reviews, that would be one time I am not looking for student self-assessment.  However, if an additional option for "require self-review" were to be included, I suspect the overall code would be nearly identical to the "automatically assign peer reviews" option but would select the student submitting the assignment instead of ruling them out. 

Assigning both self-review and peer-review might lead to some interesting and instructive discussions to help students identify when there is a mismatch between what they believe they are communicating and what the reader perceives is actually being communicated.

This isn't the first time I've thought an option was pretty much a no-brainer and wouldn't require much additional coding but doesn't seem at all that the Canvas folks are interested in implementing it.

 @reedbrian ‌

GideonWilliams
Community Champion

Makes so much good sense! Was at a talk today where there was even a suggestion that students could create their own rubrics to self assess! How radical is that :O)

maciej_buras
Community Member

In the Apprenticeship Industry, Self-Assessment is a big part of the learning. We are currently doing it via a quiz but it's a massive pain being able to track and compare previous results. I understand that the majority of Canvas users are Schools and Universities but I think being diverse is good! On Behalf of Apprenticeship Providers - Please make this happen! It will make our lives so much easier and it will attract a lot more customers! 

GideonWilliams
Community Champion

If we had this assessment available for BTECs it would be brilliant! 

  • Peer
  • Self
  • Teacher

With opportunities for reflection and improvement...

klundstrum
Community Coach
Community Coach

That would be extremely valuable! Just think of the conversation starters with the various feedback "perspectives". Smiley Happy

afrench
Community Member

Rubrics are a very valuable tool but students don't access them the  way the should.  Having this available would allow me to include it as part of the grade and force them to review the criteria against their work.

daniel_davis
Community Member

Performing Arts teachers would benefit greatly from this feature as it allows students to monitor their own growth in their performances. It could honestly just be built as an option in existing Peer Reviews function to assign to the submitting student instead of his/her/their peers.

GideonWilliams
Community Champion

Hugely disappointed that this has not been considered. Self reflection has a massive impact on teaching and learning and represents another move towards assessment for learning, rather than just a summative measurement of student performance.

Google anything about self reflection (and add in John Hattie for good measure if you want measurables) to see just how much impact this has. Here is a nice blog post summarising - http://ajjuliani.com/reflection/

Technically possible in other platforms such as Moodle and Blackboard. Shame that Canvas couldn't help Great Education happen for this instance and still we wait for the third side of the assessment triangle

Image result for hattie self reflection

https://leocontent.acu.edu.au/file/ccbe60fc-4a3c-4a2c-a80e-286a4946a9f3/1/html/ote_5_50.html 

michael_barbour
Community Participant

It seems there are several basic functionality items that Moodle, Blackboard, D2L, and others have that doesn't seem like it should take that much to add, that Canvas just refuses to incorporate.  This one is a good example, so are https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/4700 and https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/1117-anonymous-discussion-forums - both of which got similar messages today about not being developed.

GideonWilliams
Community Champion

I don't know enough about the tech limitations and that is the real frustration. If it is not possible with the platform then let people know! It is also disappointing that so many idea linked to developing better Ed than Tech do not seem to be getting enough support/development/recognition.