PeerScholar is an online peer- and self-assessment tool that allows students to provide anonymous peer feedback on each other's assignments. A PeerScholar activity:
- encourages critical and creative thought and strong communication skills
- promotes self-reflection
- facilitates increased student participation and engagement
- supports multiple assignment formats (e.g., essays, videos, pictures, etc.)
- and more
Watch this short video for an overview of PeerScholar.
Adding a PeerScholar Link to Contents (in mycourselink)
- Click on Content
- Select the module where you want to add the PeerScholar link
- Click Existing Activities
- Find and Click on External Learning Tools
- Select PeerScholar and the link will automatically be added
- Click the down arrow to the right of the link title (e.g., PeerScholar) and select Edit Properties in Place
- Click on the title to engage the editing window and type the new link name
- To the far right, click on the check box Open as External Resource to load PeerScholar in a new window
- Click the Content link to save your updates and disengage Edit Properties in Place
- Watch the following short video of the steps above
- visit the PeerScholar support page.
- A help icon is also available in PeerScholar (bottom right corner on all pages in the application)
- Questions? Contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org
Access to PeerScholar is available to institutions free of charge as part of a large-scale research study. Participation in the study is not a requirement to use PeerScholar. To learn more about the study, visit http://www.altlab.ca, click on the Participate in Research link on the navigator bar, then select Higher Ed Research.