In partnership with Kritik, the AVP Teaching & Learning at York U will support faculty members who would like to use Kritik – an online platform that facilitates peer to peer assessment of student work.

Why use Kritik?

Applying the principles of Bloom’s taxonomy in the classroom enables students to immerse themselves in the learning process at every level and reflect on what they have learnt. As a peer evaluation tool, Kritik does the same with the three stages of assessment (Creation, Evaluation and Feedback) giving students an opportunity to learn from their peers, adapt and improve their work and gain a deeper understanding of the topic.

Kritik enables students to:

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Evaluate and provide feedback to their peers, based on a rubric provided by the instructor

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Improve critical thinking and communication skills by reflecting upon their own work and the work of others

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Receive personalized feedback more quickly

With Kritik students have opportunities to:

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Obtain feedback, learn from it, and apply those learnings to future assignments

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Become skilled at giving fair and accurate feedback, while also learning to receive feedback from others

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Interact and collaborate with their peers

Getting Started with Kritik

Steps for first-time users:

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Create an instructor account - sign-up here.
(Important: Sign-up with the same faculty email you have associated in Moodle LMS.)

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Create a new course - click “Create New Course” and enter your course information.

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Create activities - select “Activities” from the left navigation panel , create a new activity, modify the preset instructions and use the rubric builder to build your rubrics. Repeat the same process to create any number of activities. You can save your rubrics for reuse.

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Schedule the activities - now you need to assign deadlines for each stage within each of the activities to schedule them.

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Invite your students - when you are all set to invite your students to Kritik, follow this guide.

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First Day of Class Resources

Please see this helpful article containing information in relation to how to introduce Kritik to your students.

How One Instructor Introduces Kritik to Students:


Important Kritik Features:

Resolving Disputes
Students are able to dispute the creation scores they receive from their peers if they don’t feel the score is accurate. They must provide a reason for the dispute. You can then respond by resolving the dispute. Click here for more information.

Grade Calibration
Ensuring accuracy of scoring is key in peer learning. Kritik offers two options to help calibrate student grading. Read more here.

Spotlighting
Use Kritik’s Spotlight feature to showcase exemplary creations and evaluations to the rest of the class. Find out how to spotlight here.

Kritik Support

Kritik is proud to provide world-class Support 24/7, 365 days/year. You and your students can contact our Live Chat located at the bottom right corner of any page in Kritik.

You can find helpful articles with more step-by-step instructions in Kritik’s Help Centre.

Feel free to attend one of our four weekly Office Hours sessions by RSVP’ing here.