The University of Iowa is in its second year of a campus-wide implementation of Peerceptiv. They are incorporating peer assessment in coursework across the curriculum as a tool within the Canvas LMS.
Charles Munro, Visiting Instructor of Journalism & Mass Communication: “I have tried other evaluative software. Some anonymous, some not. I find it only works when students put honest, serious effort into it. That kind of effort emerges only when a grade is at stake. For that reason, I really like Peerceptiv’s back evaluation (review-the-reviewer) feature. It’s students holding other students accountable for what they write for a grade. I believe strongly that students learn best when they get thoughtful feedback on their written work. In large classes doing that is immensely time consuming. I have found that students react positively to the feedback provided by peers and submit better final reports as a result.”