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Manual: Exercise

Manual: Exercise

1. Create an exercise

Set up an exercise

Click on «Add New Item».
Select «Exercise».
Give the exercise a «Title».
Click on «Add Exercise».

Adjust the settings of the exercise

The exercise forms a parent container for one or more assignments (see 1.3 In einer Übung eine Übungseinheit erstellen). The exercise settings are, therefore, very general and apply to all assignments. More specific settings like deadlines are defined per assignment (see 1.4 Adjust the settings of the assignment).
Within the exercise, go to the «Settings» tab.
You can change the title of your exercise.
The title of the exercise is visible in the ILIAS course room.
Under «Tile Image» you can upload a tile image for the exercise (see also Manual: Tile design). 
When inserting images, please follow the recommended image sizes (see Notes on image sizes on ILIAS).
Select which or how many assignments (see 1.3 Create an assignment in an exercise) students have to pass to pass the entire exercise.
Define when an assignment is considered «Passed».
Specify whether all students' submissions should be visible to all participants after the submission deadline.
If checked, you will be notified by email for each submission.
Determine how you or the tutor will provide feedback to students (see 4. For lecturers: View and assess submissions & provide feedback). If students are supposed to give each other feedback, use the peer feedback function (see 2. Set up & view peer feedback).
«Save» your settings.

Create an assignment in an exercise

An exercise can consist of one or more assignments. Independent settings can be set for each assignment, e.g., different formats, deadlines, etc. In a course, therefore, you usually only need to create a single exercise, even if you want to have multiple assignments. To add an assignment to an exercise, follow the steps below:
In the «Assignments» tab, go to «Edit».
Specify what type of assignment you want to set up. 
  • Upload: Students can upload files. You can download the uploaded files collectively after the deadline.
  • Team Upload: Students can upload a file as a team. The creation of teams is flexible. You can download the uploaded files collectively after the deadline.
  • Text: Students type their answers into a text box. You can view the submissions individually after the deadline.
  • Portfolio: Students create and submit their own ILIAS portfolio. You will have to have created a portfolio template in the course beforehand to use this option (see Manual: Portfolio & Portfolio Template). You can view the submissions individually after the deadline.
  • Team Wiki: The students create and submit an ILIAS wiki (see Manual: Wiki) as a team. You can create and assign a template for this in advance. Additionally, you have to determine a parent container (usually a folder in the same course) in which the students' wikis can be stored. The creation of teams is flexible. You can view the submissions per team after the deadline.
Click «Add Assignment».

Adjust the settings of the assignment

After you have created an assignment, you are automatically directed to the settings for this assignment. Here you can define assignment-specific preferences.
Give the assignment a «Title».
The title of an assignment is displayed within the exercise, but not in the ILIAS course room.
If checked, the assignment is mandatory.
Provide «Work Instructions» (e.g., including requirements for content, scope, and naming of the documents to be submitted).
Alternatively, or as a supplement, prepare work instructions in a document. Upload the work instruction and/or a template for students as separate files.
Use the «Deadline» to specify by which date (including the exact time) the assignment has to be submitted. If you want to use peer feedback (see 2. Set up & view peer feedback), you have to set a fixed deadline.
If you have selected the «Upload» assignment type: If needed, specify how many files students can submit.
To enable «Peer Feedback» (see [[Manual: Exercise#Anker2|2. Set up & view peer feedback]]), check this option.
You can upload a «Sample Solution» hochladen und bestimmen, wann sie verfügbar sein soll (after the deadline or after submission)..
Click «Save».

Change the settings of the assignment later on

You can change the settings of an existing assignment at any time.
In the «Assignments» tab, go to «Edit».
Click «Edit» for the assignment you want to change.
This opens the assignment's settings. The «Instruction Files» are now located in a separate tab and can only be modified there.
The assignment type can not be changed for already created assignments.

2. Set up & view peer feedback

For each assignment within an exercise, you can choose whether students should give peer feedback to each other. Peer feedback can vary in complexity, from a simple star rating to complex feedback based on a criteria catalog (see 2.2 Create a criteria catalog).

Set up peer feedback

Within the assignment, go to the «Peer-Feedback» tab.
If you do not see the tab, you have to activate peer feedback in the assignment's settings first (see 1.4 Change the settings of the assignment later on).
Specify how many peers a student has to give feedback to. 
ILIAS creates the peer groups automatically and randomly.
Specify when students will be able to view received feedback.
Enter the date if the feedback is to be provided by a specific date. Received feedback will be visible after this date, provided the student has met the feedback requirements (see point 2).
Specify whether peer feedback should be anonymous or personalized.
If checked, students will be reminded to provide peer feedback if they still need to do so. You can specify from and until when and how often the reminder should be sent.
Determine the form in which students will provide feedback. 
  • «Text Input»: Students enter their feedback as text in a text box.
  • «Rating»: Students can give 0 to 5 stars for the submission.
  • «File Upload»: The peer feedback is uploaded as a file (e.g., PDF, Word).
To ask for more complex peer feedback, you can use a criteria catalog (see 2.2 Create a criteria catalog).
Click «Save».

Create a criteria catalog

You have two options to create a criteria catalog:
Within the assignment, click «[+] Add Catalogue» in the «Peer-Feedback» tab and then on «Add Catalogue».
Within the Exercise, go to the «Settings» tab and then to the «Criteria Catalogue» sub-tab. Click «Add Catalogue».
Give the criteria catalogue a «Title».
Click «Create»
Click «Edit Criteria».
Specify what type of criterion you want to add and click «Add Criteria».
  • «Fullfilled Yes/No»: Students will be presented with a drop-down menu from which they will have to select «Yes» or «No».
  • «5-Star-Rating»: Students can give 0 to 5 stars for the submission.
  • «Text»: Students enter their feedback as text in a text box.
  • «File Upload»: The peer feedback is uploaded as a file (e.g., PDF, Word).
Give the criterion a «Title».
Click «Create»

View peer groups & delete peer feedback

As soon as a person clicks on the button «Give Feedback» button, ILIAS automatically forms peer groups according to the peer feedback settings (see 2.1 Set up peer feedback). You can subsequently view the formed peer groups to see which students have to give each other feedback. 
Within the exercise, go to the «Assignments» tab and from there to the «Edit» sub-tab.
Click on «Show Peer Groups» for the respective assignment. All groupings are displayed in a table.
To delete peer feedback that has already been given, click on «Delete and Reset Peer-Feedback» and confirm with «Delete». ILIAS will create new peer groups as soon as a person clicks on «Give Feedback»
If students have already provided feedback, they will be irrevocably deleted and cannot be retrieved.

View student peer feedback

Within the exercise, go to the «Submissions and Grades» tab.
Open the actions menu of a participant and select «Show Given Peer Feedback» or «Show Received Peer Feedbacl»
You will see what feedback the participant has given to others or what feedback they have received from others.

3. For students: Submit an assignment & give peer feedback

Submit an assignment

Students proceed as follows to submit their solution to an assignment:
Click on the relevant assignment to expand the additional information.
Additional information for the assignment (e.g., work instruction) cannot be seen if a start time has been set and the assignment has not yet started.
The submission procedure depends on the type of assignment:
  • Upload: To submit a file, click on «Hand in». Then click on «Upload File» and select the file. Click «Upload».
  • Text: When submitting text, click on «Edit Text». Type the text in the text box and save the text.
  • Team Wiki: To submit a wiki, click on «Create Wiki», to create a new wiki. Then click on the created wiki to edit it. The Manual: Wiki may be helpful when editing the wiki. To submit the wiki, click «Finalize and Submit Wiki». The team wiki only has to be submitted by one team member.
  • Portfolios: To submit a portfolio, click «Create Portfolio» to create a new portfolio, or click «Use Existing Portfolio». The Manual: Portfolio & Portfolio Template may be helpful when editing the portfolio. To submit the portfolio, click «Finalize and Submit Portfolio».

Receive & give peer feedback

If peer feedback is required from you for the assignments, you can leave it immediately after the deadline (or grace period) has passed. Follow the steps below:
Click on the assignment to open it.
To provide feedback, click on «Give Feedback».
You will be randomly assigned to a peer group of fellow students for peer feedback. You can see how many peers you have to give peer feedback to. 
To effectively view and review a submission, click «Edit».
Now you can view or download the submission.
Enter your feedback or upload the feedback file.
Click «Save».
After you have met the peer feedback requirements, you can view the peer feedback you have received. Click on «Show Received Feedback». If you have not yet received feedback, you will see the note «You received no feedback.».

4. For lecturers: View and assess submissions & provide feedback

Within the exercise, go to the «Submissions and Grades» tab.
You can view submissions in the «Assignment View» or «Participant View».
Use the drop-down menu to select which assignment or participant is displayed. Then click on «Select Assignment» or «Select Participant».
In the table, you can see from which students or for which exercise submissions have been received.
To download all submissions (for file upload only), click «Download all Submissions»
To view or download single submissions, open the actions menu of the submission and select «View Submission» or «Download Submissions»
To assess a submission, select an option from the drop-down menu and save the entries.
To provide feedback for a submission, open the submission's actions menu and select a feedback method.

5. Application scenarios

The following pages will give you an idea of how an exercise can be used:

Zuletzt geändert: 3. Nov 2023, 14:07, Thiel, Anja [a.thiel5]