Peerceptiv is planning many upgrades for the Fall 2017 semester. These planned upgrades include:
- Improved User Interface Design – Peerceptiv’s new responsive design for the instructor interface premiers this summer, with additional improvements including changes to the Draft Grades and Detailed Stats pages. This re-designed instructor interface will also offer as side-by-side presentation of student documents and peer feedback for quick instructor reference. Student interface design improvements are forthcoming for the student main page, reviewing screen, and back-evaluation page.
- AWS Migration – In order to provide a more robust and reliable site, Peerceptiv is changing cloud hosting providers to Amazon Web Services. This migration to AWS will take place in mid-July. Scheduled maintenance will be brief and announced ahead of this migration.
- Manual Grade Publication – Peerceptiv will allow teachers to hold student grades for manual release. By default, assignment grades publish at the scheduled end of the back-evaluation period. Now, instructors can accept this default or wait to manually release grades.
- Assignment Sets for LTI Users – Peerceptiv will support assignment sets for Peerceptiv assignments linked in a Learning Management System (Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, etc.). Assignment sets allow instructors to create multiple versions of a single assignment. Within the LMS, instructors can associate groups of students with each version of the assignment and release the link for an assignment version only to those students participating in that particular assignment version. Within Peerceptiv, a new assignment-level setting allows instructors to turn off student notifications for assignments within an assignment set.
- Self Assessment – Our new self assessment option complements traditional peer assessment. In assignments which require self assessment, students rate their own submission according to the same reviewing rubric used to evaluate peer submissions. Completion of the self assessment will be graded as a component of the Task Grade.