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Getting started with peerScholar


PeerScholar is a Quercus supported tool that you may consider implementing in your course. This guide brings together information that you might need in order to set it up properly. 

1. What is peerScholar 

PeerScholar is an online peer and self-assessment system that is currently being used across campuses at the University of Toronto. Please see Utsc peerScholar breakdown for more information.

Please do not use peer assessed marks as final student grade. (You might end up having to pay the students TA rate if you do) 

PeerScholar can be linked through the assignment creation process. Please see the Quercus peerScholar integration steps for instructions on how to link peerScholar to a Quercus assignment. If you need help creating an assignment, please see how to create an assignment

3. Setting up a peerScholar activity

PeerScholar provides a detailed guide on how to build a peerScholar activity. You might also want to check out the instructor side demo video for a video representation of the guide. 

4. How to sync grades from peerScholar to Gradebook in Quercus?

  1. After entering your specific course, select the evaluation with the grades you want to sync to Quercus. 
  2. You will see a "Gradebook" button on the left navigation bar. Please click it.
  1. You will see a "Sync Grades" button on the top right corner of the page. Please click on it to sync the assignment grades to the Gradebook.
  1. Confirm that the assignment grades are present in the Grades section in Quercus.
Previous Article Overview: PeerScholar User Interface (January 2015)
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