Trelson allows you to give feedback to your students in different ways. In this article, we will go through how you as a teacher give feedback, both with and without points/score, how you can give colleagues different permissions such as full access to your entire exam or whether colleagues should only be "assessment teachers".
You will also learn how to record and give verbal comments to students' assignments.
ATTENTION! Keep in mind that if you start the assignment via Google Classroom, you must also provide feedback via Google Classroom.
This module is intended to be used to start tasks via Trelson and provide feedback via Trelson.
Create the test/assignment
Before you start giving feedback, there are a few settings you need to decide on:
1. Publish directly. Should your students see their results instantly? Or would you like to wait until you are done with your assessment and manually publish all the comments and scores yourself? If you want them to see it immediately, tick this option.
2. Show only the final score. When you tick this option, your students can only see a summary of their overall results, e.g. how many points the student got or an overall comment about the entire test/assignment.
3. Anonymize teacher feedback. If you tick this option, the student cannot see which teacher that gave feedback.
4. Manually publish the result. Tick this option if you want to wait and only publish feedback to the students when you are done. When you're done with your feedback, go to the top right of the task/test name, click on the three dots and choose to publish the results.
Add teachers and assign different roles
Under the teacher tab, you can choose to add one or more colleagues and give the colleagues different permissions.
If you add the teacher with the teacher's email, you give the teacher access to the entire exam. The teacher has the same access as you. This option can be good to use for the national exams as you have a backup if something happens and you, for example, fall ill.
You can also choose to only add teachers who will assess. They are then only given access to the student's answers and can comment on them. You can also assign the assessing teacher to specific students.
Provide feedback on the writing surface
To see an overview of the entire class' results, click on "Assignment Summary". You can find this in the view above the students' names.
You will now come to an overview where you can see the scores of their autocorrected questions.
You can click on a student's name to see individual and more detailed assessments/feedback.
Once you have given individual feedback and written an overall comment, it will also appear on the overview page.
1. To provide feedback, click on the icon that looks like a document with a pencil found on the far right of the student's name. If you hover over the icon, you'll see it says: Give feedback.
When you click on that icon, you get to the student's test/assignment. If the task consists of the students using the writing surface, do this:
2. To comment in the text, mark what you would like to comment on. You can now choose to either write a comment or click the microphone, click REC and speak your comment. Regardless of what you choose, the comment ends up in order at the far right of the page.
You can comment as much as you like and also mix verbal and written feedback.
3. Point/score. You can choose to enter how many points the student's text is worth.
4. Submissions. By clicking on the small arrow, you can fold out a view and see the students' different versions there.
5. Overall feedback. Here you can summarize and write an overall comment. Click OK to save it.
Click the three dots to the right of your comments to edit or delete them.
At the top right of the page, you can indicate whether your assessment of the student has not started, is ongoing or finished.
6. If you have given feedback and later regret it and want to update the feedback, click on "update result".
If you see that a student, for example, is not finished and would need to work more, you can click here on "send back" the tests/assignment.
Provide feedback to tasks/tests written in forms
In the menu on the far right, you can check the option to correct one question at a time. You can now correct all questions 1 for all students then all questions 2 etc.. You change students at the top of the page.
If you have set autocorrect, you will see the score circled in the right-hand corner above each question.
If you want to comment on the question, click on the icon with a pencil. Then the comment function is folded out and you can write a comment or give verbal feedback.
The comment ends up at the top of each question.
In the right view, you can manually enter the number of points the student has received. When you create your form, you click on the wheel and can specify the maximum score the entire test/assignment should have. Here is a summary of the points the student received in total during the automatic correction. You can also add multiple points manually by entering points for each question. Maybe you want to give points for a question that can't be auto-corrected?
Other functions work in the same way as steps 3-6 above.
Where is the student's feedback?
When the student has feedback to read, the button for Feedback is coloured. If the text is without colour, there is no feedback to take part in. The student clicks on Feedback and now ends up on the summary page. Here the student can see how things went on, for example, the automatically corrected questions and the total score.
If you, in the settings, ticked that the student should only see the combined result, the student cannot click on here.
If you chose for the student to receive detailed feedback, the student will click on the name of the test on the Assignment summary page and then go to their own assessment/feedback page.
When you're done giving your feedback, go to the very top of the page to the three dots. There you choose to publish feedback to the students. This is required if, when you created the task/test, you ticked the option to publish results manually.
Attention! Make sure your exam has expired before you can send back the feedback. The test cannot be open. If you want your students to continue with their assignments and work with your feedback you need to make sure the dates and time for the test are open again.