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Sakai 2.6 portfolio Evaluations: overview

The Evaluations tool allows users with appropriate permissions to evaluate work in a wizard page or matrix cell after it has been submitted for evaluation by a site participant. If you are an evaluator, you use this tool to access the appropriate part of a participant's wizard or matrix, review the work shown there, and provide an evaluation of it.

In addition to using the Evaluations tool, evaluators with permission may also use the drop-down menu at the top of each wizard or matrix to access the wizard or matrix of each participant and click on a wizard page or matrix cell belonging to a participant in order to evaluate the participant's work.

As an evaluator, you enter your ratings and comments in an evaluation form created by the CIG Coordinator (site organizer or other user in that role). By carefully designing evaluation forms for wizard pages and matrix cells, the CIG Coordinator can incorporate your institution's existing evaluation practices and assessment rubrics, such as evaluation scales and prompts for subjective evaluation, into the process of evaluating wizards and matrices.

To ensure effective reporting and avoid confusion, it is strongly recommended that your institution standardize evaluation scales across the pages and cells of all wizards and matrices.

After you have evaluated a page or cell, your ratings and comments are available to the participant whose work you have evaluated. Your evaluation is also available to other site members who have permission to evaluate or review the page or cell.

The home page of the Evaluations tool contains a list of participant work that is ready to be evaluated. For each wizard page or matrix cell title, the list contains its owner (if you have permission to see the name of the owner), the date the work was submitted, and whether the work is contained in a matrix cell or wizard page.

If the list is longer than one page, use the buttons near the top of the screen (First, Previous, Next, and Last) to find the item you want.

Last modified on October 31, 2011.