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Edit Self and Peer Assessments

After you create an assessment, you can edit it in a number of ways. However, there are specific rules that govern what is edited and when that modification can take place.

These rules are presented to help prevent problems such as setting the dates incorrectly and rendering the assessment unusable. This occurs when the assessment is saved with the Submission End Date in the past or the Submission Start and Submission End dates matching each other. In this case, the only remedy is to export the assessment, import it, fix the dates, and then delete the original assessment. All submissions for the original are lost in this process.

The Assessment Timeline

The following table shows how an assessment is defined by the following timeline.

Assessment Timeline
Timeline Period Description
Create and deploy Before any participant has submitted anything, even after the submission start date.
Submit After the submission start date and something has been submitted, and before the submission end date.
Complete After the submission end date, but before the evaluation start date.
Evaluate After the evaluation start date and before the evaluation end date.
Results After the evaluation end date.

Assessment Rules

The following table defines the rules that govern the modification of assessment elements. These changes are made without system warnings, except when noted.

Assessment Rules
Timeline Period What Can be Edited (System Warning) What Cannot Be Edited
Create and deploy Change any element with no restrictions or warnings. Nothing
Submit
  • Name
  • Instructions—students who have already submitted this assessment might not come back to see instructions changes
  • Submission end date
  • Evaluation start/end date
  • Anonymous evaluation
  • Self evaluation
  • Number of peers
  • Availability flag
  • Tracking
  • Date restrictions
  • Added questions—students who have already submitted this assessment might not come back to see question changes
  • Add/edit/delete/reorder criteria
  • Edited question text—students who have already submitted this assessment might not come back to see question changes
  • Edited model response
  • Delete questions
  • Order of questions
  • Submission start date
Complete
  • Name
  • Instructions—the submission process for this assessment has ended
  • Evaluation start/end date
  • Anonymous evaluation
  • Self evaluation
  • Number of peers
  • Availability flag
  • Tracking
  • Date restrictions
  • Add/edit/delete/reorder criteria
  • Edited model response
  • Add/edit/delete/reorder questions
  • Submission start date
Evaluate
  • Name
  • Instructions—the submission process for this assessment has ended
  • Evaluation end date
  • Availability flag
  • Tracking
  • Date restrictions
  • Added criteria—users who have already completed the evaluation might not come back to see criteria changes
  • Edited criteria text—users who have already completed the evaluation might not come back to see criteria changes
  • Edited criteria to allow feedback to user—users who have already completed the evaluation might not come back to see criteria changes
  • Edited model response—users who have already completed the evaluation might not come back to see criteria changes
  • Number of peers
  • Add/edit/delete/reorder questions
  • Anonymous evaluation
  • Delete/reorder Criteria
  • Edit criteria points
  • Possible points, assigned points
  • Evaluation start date
  • Self evaluation
  • Submission end date
  • Submission start date
Results
  • Name
  • Instructions—the submission process for this assessment has ended
  • Evaluation end date
  • Availability flag
  • Tracking
  • Date restrictions
  • Number of peers
  • Add criteria
  • Allow feedback
  • Anonymous evaluation
  • Delete/reorder criteria
  • Edit criteria
  • Edit criteria points
  • Possible points, assigned points
  • Edit criteria text
  • Edit model response
  • Evaluation start date
  • Add/edit/delete/reorder questions
  • Self evaluation
  • Submission end date
  • Submission start date

How to Edit an Assessment

  1. Access an assessment's contextual menu and click Edit.
  2. On the Edit page, click Assessment Canvas.
  3. To reorder questions, use the drag-and-drop function or the keyboard accessible reordering tool.
  4. To reorder a question's criteria, access the question's contextual menu and click Criteria. Reorder the same as in step 3.

How to Edit Assessment Properties

  1. Access an assessment's contextual menu and click Edit.
  2. On the Edit page, click Properties.
  3. On the Properties page, make your changes.
  4. Click Submit.