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What is Buddycheck?

Buddycheck is a Canvas integrated tool for peer evaluation of group work contribution. It can be used to enable students to evaluate their own and their peer's contribution to, and performance in, group work.  The output is an adjustment factor which can be used to update the mark awarded to each student individually. 

Evaluations can also be set up that do not generate an adjustment factor. Two default questions are available on Team Conflict and Team Satisfaction which use a 1-5 scale (strongly agree to strongly disagree), and it is also possible to create custom questions using this scale. Early on in a group project this information can be used to stage appropriate interventions where there may be issues within groups.

In addition to the guides below our Wayfinder on Peer Assessment in Group Work covers the workflow of implementing Buddycheck from group and assignment set up in Canvas through to using evaluation results.  


Peer assessment helps students engage more deeply with assessment criteria.