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FeedbackFruits - Discussion Assignment


Introduction

The Discussion Assignment tool allows teachers to structure a meaningful online discussion. Students are asked to participate in the online discussion and to review the input of peers. In a more open environment, students can comment and upvote on all input. Once there is enough activity, teachers participate and guide the discussion.

A reflection moment is incorporated to increase a deeper understanding of students.


Instructions

Step 1: Make sure that FeedbackFruits is enabled in your Nestor Course. For this go to Customisation - Tool Availability and select the FeedbackFruits option of your choice (when available in Nestor). 

Step 2: In the Nestor content area go to Build Content and select Feedback Fruits Discussion Assignment. Give it a title and hit enter. This will create a link which will take you or your students to the online FBF environment. Once the link is created click on it to enter the FeedbackFruits Discussion Assignment Tool.

Step 3: Once you are in the online environment you will have the option to either watch an instruction video or “get started”. If you are new to FBF then it might be good to watch the video. Once you are ready click get started.

Step 4: From here on the steps are fairly straight forward, you can see a green line with 6 steps:

  1. Instructions: give the assignment a description. Here you can give some overall instructions for the assignment. You can also select if the assignment is a group assignment, or individual. The groups will be synchronised from your nestor course.

  2. Submission: Here you can (optionally) provide instructions for handing in work, specify preferred file types, preferred layout etc.

  3. Discuss with your peers: Here you can give instructions on the discussion, what do student need to pay attention to, how should they formulate their comments etc.

  4. Open Discussion: This is optional, you can click the 'x' to remove this module. This module allows students to contribute more comments.

  5. Reflections on the assignment: This module is also optional. Here you can as what the student learned from doing this activity? What went well? What didn’t go well? What would they do differently next time?

  6. Grading: This module is also optional. Here you can configure which facets of the activity should be weighed in the students grade.

For more detailed information you can also see the FeedbackFruits Help Center or watch the video listed below:


Whom to contact?

FeedbackFruits is easy to set up by teachers themselves (see instructions). If you need support, you can contact the FeedbackFruits Help Center or please contact Nestorsupport at nestorsupport@rug.nl. For direct and quick support on the assignment in FeedbackFruits itself, you can also contact helpme@feedbackfruits.com with nestorsupport@rug.nl in cc.

 

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