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FeedbackFruits

A peer feedback system 

FeedbackFruits is an online tool that helps instructors facilitate peer feedback activities for students. With the tool, students can submit different types of assignments including written assignments, website products, and video recordings. The tool automates the feedback process by distributing the students' responses to other students, who then provide feedback based on criteria set by the instructor. FeedbackFruits also allows for acting on the feedback by giving students the opportunity to reflect on their feedback and continue a dialogue with the feedback giver.  

Use the tool for:

  • Facilitating peer feedback both in and outside of class.  

  • Automating the distribution of assignments and feedback.  

  • Setting deadlines and the number of peers per student.  

  • Structuring criterion-based feedback using rubrics.  

  • Submissions and feedback can be done individually or in groups.  

  • Access FeedbackFruits through Brightspace so that students are automatically created in FeedbackFruits. 

Access

ACCESS FOR STUDENTS

Students can access FeedbackFruits from their course in Brightspace, and student credentials are automatically transferred from Brightspace to FeedbackFruits. 

ACCESS FOR INSTRUCTORS

FeedbackFruits is integrated with your course in Brightspace. You can add it to your course page by:  

  • Selecting "Add Existing"

  • And choosing “FeedbackFruits”. 

Tool features (and activities)

Rubrics

A rubric is a guide to help students in their feedback. It gives the instructor opportunity to ensure academic and qualified feedback. The extent of this rubric is up to the instructor. The rubric is used when students give feedback on others' assignments by noting their feedback in the rubric as a response to the criteria or questions posed by the instructor in the rubric. Read more about rubrics here. 

Group submissions

The instructor can allow students to submit in groups and choose whether to give feedback as a group, meaning one group gives feedback to another group.  

Deadlines

You can set deadlines for hand-in and feedback activities in FeedbackFruits and at any time change the deadline, etc. for each individual student, and for example, extending the response or feedback deadline.  

Reflections (Feedback reflections)

In FeedbackFruits, you can also give students the opportunity to act on their feedback by asking a series of questions for reflection after their feedback activity. 

Submission types

Students can submit different types of files, web links, and record a video directly in FeedbackFruits as a response to an assignment.  

Feedback

Students can receive feedback in different ways in FeedbackFruits: You can facilitate peer feedback (where the students give each other feedback), you or other teachers on the team can give feedback, or students can give themselves feedback. One feedback activity does not exclude another, and the activities can be linked together.  

The feedback can either be written or in video format by filling in the rubric, as general comments or in-line text corrections in the student's text if the task response is an editable link, for example, Word Online. 


Technical guides

1. Create FeedbackFruits in Brightspace

This guide shows you how to get FeedbackFruits into Brightspace and how to start building a peer feedback activity.

2. Create a Peer review in FeedbackFruits

This guide shows you how to create a peer feedback activity in FeedbackFruits.

3. Overview of students' answers

This guide shows how to add or remove a question from you evaluation.

4. What FeedbackFruits looks like for students

This guide shows you what the students see when they have to give each other feedback using FeedbackFruits. This is a hypothetical scenario, so it may look different if you have made other settings in your setup.

Note: The guide is written from the student's perspective to streamline the language. So, when 'you' is mentioned in the guide, it should be read as the student who would be submitting and providing feedback

What do Comments look like for students?

If you have the selected that the students must use comments to give each other feedback, they will see this when they have to give feedback. Here they have to select the speech bubble, then a text field will unfold and they can then comment.

 

What do Rubrics look like for students?

If you have selected that the students must use rubrics to give each other feedback, they will see this when they have to give feedback. The students will see this box for each criterion you have set up in a rubric, so if you have set up 5 criteria, the student will see 5 boxes.

 

What does Scale rating look like for students?

If you have selected that the students to use the Scale rating to give each other feedback, they will see this when they have to give feedback. You can set up several scales if there are several criteria you want to assess with a scale and then a box will appear for each scale you create.

5. Add FeedbackFruits to Grades in Brightspace

This guide shows how to add the result from FeedbackFruits to the Grades Center in Brightspace.

Grades must be set up before you can use this guide. If you haven't done so, you can find instructions for Grades here: https://educate.au.dk/en/technologies/brightspace/tools-for-learning-activities/grades