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Buddycheck: Staff Guide

Buddycheck is a tool for peer evaluation of group work contribution.

Evaluations are created in the Buddycheck system and when the group work is done, students complete the evaluation, scoring their own and their peer's contribution to group work.  Buddycheck then calculates an adjustment factor from the students' responses. This can be used to update a mark awarded to students for any group assessment marked via Minerva.

Buddycheck is integrated with Minerva and both staff and students must access the tool via their Minerva modules. Not all the Buddycheck guides are shown on this page. If you are looking for specific guidance, don't forget you can search this site. You may also find the A to Z of Buddycheck guides on this site helpful.

Set up Buddycheck on your module

How to assign students to group sets, and how to connect Buddycheck to your module.

Create an evaluation in Buddycheck

Create an evaluation in Buddycheck and link to your student group sets.

Sync students/group information

If student data changes in your Blackboard groups after you created the evaluation, you will need to re-sync the data.

Review and Release Results

You can choose to release the results of the evaluation so that students will see what scores they received from their peers.

Adjust and Publish Grades

You have the option to link the Buddycheck peer evaluation to an assessment in the Minerva Grade Centre and create an adjusted grade based on feedback.

Other Buddycheck Training Resources

Buddycheck have made a number of video demonstrations available to help you to use the tool for evaluations.

Arranging External Examiner Access

Quality Assurance have advised that external examiners must have a Leeds IT account before they can be given access to submissions and any other University systems (e.g. Minerva).

See, Leeds IT accounts for external examiners for guidance on how this can be arranged.

Academic Integrity Summary required for all summative assessments

An Academic Integrity summary needs to be added to the description field in Minerva on all links to summative assessments regardless of the tool being used to deliver the assessment.

See the Academic Integrity Summary guide for guidance on how to add this and the text you need to include.

Need help to find a guide? The A to Z of Buddycheck guides lists all the Buddycheck guides currently available on this site. Don't forget you can also search this site to find answers to your questions.