What a mouthful!
In addition to multiple requests from former Wp 1.x institutions: Fairleigh Dickinson University, High Point University, Baldwin-Wallace University and Drexel University, our team, Client Services, has identified this feature as a crucial one to include. In Waypoint 1.x, multiple evaluations could be collected for an individual student for one Assignment. These evaluations could be from the same assessor or any number of different assessors. Currently, Waypoint 2 only supports one evaluation per student for one Assignment.
There are workaround steps in place that can be taken to mock this functionality in Waypoint 2, but it requires a lot of preparation work/time. Currently, we have been able to identify two workaround options that we now take with clients needing this feature:
- Multiple course sections are created. The additional sections will automatically inherent both the course student roster and course Assignments. The only difference that will be made is with the enrollment of the assessor into their own section. For example, Course 123 has two sections: Section A and Section B. Both sections contain the same student roster and course Assignments. We enroll Assessor 1 into Section A and Assessor 2 into Section B. This gives each of them the opportunity to assess Student 1 – creating two separate evaluations for the same student for the same Assignment. Obviously with this setup, Assessor 1 cannot see the evaluation completed by Assessor 2.
- Additional Assignments added to the course. Instead of segregating assessment by course sections, we instead use Assignments. These Assignments would be added to the course section, so the student roster would be maintained. However, each assessor would be associated with their own Assignment. For example, Course 123 has two "Writing" Assignments: A & B. Assessor 1 is told to complete their evaluations under Assignment A. Assessor 2 is told to complete their evaluations under Assignment B. Both evaluations are captured under the same course section, but are treated as two completely different evaluations for the same student. Technically, we are also left with data collected by two different Assignments. Obviously with this setup, Assessor 1 can see the evaluation completed by Assessor 2. This is because both assessors are enrolled under the same course section.
As we bring in more assessors to the equation, this setup and the prep-work involved becomes more complex.
I understand this request is already in the system (located here), but hopefully these additional details add more color to the feature request.
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