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Hi Jeff, 

Thanks for that, I found the option as you mentioned in step 2. However, I
was a bit confused with how to create new groups  at step 3, wondering if
it is even possible in the demo. I imagine that this function becomes
available, allowing you to place student email addresses in once the
program is installed? My Visual Arts class will consist of a single group
of approximately 10 - 20 students, who share approximately 10 to 12 tasks
amongst themselves.

In the past, some students have been very proactive, and others
discernibly inactive. Conversely, students can also get quite antagonistic
toward any member of the group who express too much vision about how
things should be done!

It will be interesting to run WebPA for the first time and monitor how
students attitudes to working in a group are affected over the course of a
semester. 

Would it be appropriate to give the same WebPA assessment to the group on
a periodic basis of 3 to 4 times throughout the semester, or does the
assessment typically run just the once at the end of the group activity?

Also, does your IT department finds working with WebPA time consuming, or
does it run without too much bother?

Thanks Jeff, 

Best Regards Richard

On 21/07/2014 9:10 pm, "Jeffrey Barrie" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Hi Richard,
>
>You can do this as an advanced option when you create an assessment (in
>step 2 to be exact) called Feedback/Justification.
>
>The first option allows students to see if they rated below or above
>average for each assessment criterion.
>
>The second option allows students to provide text-based
>feedback/justification on their scores.
>
>I don't know what version you are installing, but on my install there is
>no character limit to the feedback, which one of my more IT-literate
>students decided to test out by pasting an entire wikipedia article into
>the feedback box.
>
>That's what happens when you run WebPA trials with engineering students!
>
>Best Regards,
>
>Jeff
>
>Faculty of Engineering and Design
>University of Bath
>
>On 21/07/2014 03:30, Richard Morris wrote:
>> Dear WebPA community,
>>
>> I am a Visual Arts Lecturer at Avondale College of Higher Education in
>> Australia, and a few of my colleagues and myself are very keen to
>> implement WebPA into some of our class units which require students to
>> work in teams. For example, one of the classes I teach requires students
>> work as a team to organise a group exhibition of their artwork. A grade
>> of 20% is dedicated to such participation and WebPA looks to provide
>> some real help with assigning a fair grade. I have asked our IT
>> department for an estimated cost to install and run the program for a
>> number of groups her at Avondale.
>>
>> One question I have is does WebPA offer any opportunity for students to
>> provide extended written responses to questions? Having not yet
>> installed the program, the only experience I have with WebPA, is the
>> Demo test at http://webpaproject.lboro.ac.uk/the-system/
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>> Best Regards
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>> Richard Morris
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>> *Dr. Richard Morris*
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>> Faculty of Arts and Theology*
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>> Best Regards
>> Richard Morris