How to Upload Content during the Create Phase

This article will show you have to complete the "CREATE" portion of the peer assessment workflow. It is recommended that you compose your work outside of PeerScholar and save a back up.

These instructions begin after you've accessed PeerScholar via your course's Portal Shell.

Select on the Create Phase button

  1. Create - The Create phase is where you submit your assignment. This is the original content that is created by you.
  2. You can only submit content during the window in which this phase is open. In this example, you will see that this phase is open for another 6 days. Your instructor may or may not have selected to accept late submissions.

Learn about your Assignment in the "Instructions & Tips" tab

The Create Phase has three sub-steps. This screen depicts Step 1: Instructions and Tips.

  1. Instructions & Tips: On this screen, you will find instructions for your assignment. Each assignment is different, so read the instructions carefully.
  2. Progress Bar: This is a visual indicator to show you your progress as you complete the assignment. It will advance from 0% to 100% as you save your work.
  3. Assignment/Rubric: You can toggle between the assignment instructions and the assignment rubric. Before you submit your content, you should carefully read the rubric as this provides the grading criteria by which others will evaluate your work. If you select on the Rubric button, you will be directed to download the rubric.
  4. Assignment Text: The written instructions for your assignment.
  5. Save & Next: In order to advance through the steps, you need to save at each one. Once you save, you will notice that your progress bar will advance as well.

Paste in your Assignment in the "Create" tab

  1. You are now in the "Create" tab.
  2. You can review the assignment details or the rubric at any time. If you open one of these items, you'll see an "x" in the right corner to close it and return to the edit screen.
  3. When you've selected inside the text box, you'll be able to access a WYSIWYG text editor. It is recommended that you compose your work in a program like notepad or Word and then paste it in (always keep a back up!). It is also recommended that you take some time to format your response into paragraphs for easier reading.
  4. Preview: You can preview your work at any time. This is how the assignment will look to your assessors.
  5. Save Assignment: Save your work often. You can always return to it to edit it (during the create window of the assignment).
  6. Save & Next: Self-Assessment: Select this to move to the next step of the assignment.

Self-Assess your Assignment

NOTE: This section is not required by the system. Some instructors will select to include this, some will not. If you do not see this screen, it means that your instructor has not selected to include this step in your assignment.

  1. Self-Assess: You are now on the self-assessment tab of the Create Phase.
  2. You can review your assignment details and the assignment rubric.
  3. Score: Based on how you think you did on the this assignment, you select a score for yourself. This should be based how well you think you accomplished the tasks outlined by the assignment, as compared to the assignment Rubric.
  4. My Assignment: You can review your assignment before selecting your rating.
  5. Save Self Assessment: When you have selected an option on the rating scale, you'll have the option to save your work. (It will be disabled until you make a selection.)
  6. Save & Finish: To advance to the next step, you must select this button to proceed.

Confirm 100% Completion of "Create" Phase

  1. Completion of all tasks in this phase will be confirmed by the "100% Complete" notification. You can edit your submission during the open window but remember to save your work as your proceed.