Adding Evaluations to Matrix Cells

Evaluators can use either the Matrices tool or the Evaluations tool to add an evaluation to a matrix cell. To add an evaluation using the Matrices tool, follow these steps:

  1. If the Matrices home page is not displayed, click the Reset button.
  2. Find the matrix you want to evaluate and click its name. Sakai displays the selected matrix. In the upper left corner of the screen, a drop-down list of users is displayed. Select the user to whom you wish to give feedback. [Note: If the site contains multiple groups, you may see also a Select group drop-down list. Use this menu to restrict the list of users to a specific group. This can be helpful if the site contains a large number of users).
  3. Sakai displays a read-only copy of the matrix for the user you specified. Verify that you are viewing the correct participant's matrix before proceeding (immediately above the user name drop-down menu, the name of the participant should appear in a message like 'View "PUL Matrix" (READ ONLY): Firstname Lastname'.)
  4. Icons in a cell indicate that the user has attached material to it. Cells color-coded as "Pending" are ready for evaluation.
  5. Click on a pending cell to open it and review its contents.
  6. Click the names of any forms, items, and reflections to open and review them.
  7. In the Evaluations area, click Add. Fill in the form according to any instructions given in it. You may be asked to fill in required fields, submit a grade or rating, and add a comment. You may type your comments directly into the text box or copy and paste text from another document.
  8. When you are finished filling in the Evaluation form, click Save Changes. To exit without saving your evaluation, click Cancel.
  9. After saving your changes, you will be prompted to choose one of the following work flow options:
  • Set Status to "Complete." Choose this option if no further work is required and the evaluation process is complete. The Items, Reflections, and Evaluations areas of the cell will be locked.
  • No Changes to Status: Choose this option if you or other evaluators will be adding further evaluations to the cell.
  • Set Status to "Ready." Choose this option to unlock the Evidence and Reflections areas of the cell, so the student can edit, delete, or add attachments, forms, and reflections.
  • Choose the appropriate radio button, and then click Submit.
  • You will be returned to the cell in which you were working. Click Back to the Matrix to return to the matrix.
  • To add an evaluation using the Evaluations tool, follow these steps:

    1. Select the Evaluations tool from the left hand Tool Menu. If the home page of the Evaluations tool is not displayed, click the Reset button.
    2. The Manage Evaluations screen will display with a list of matrix cells or wizard pages that have been submitted for evaluation. You will only see cells or pages you have permission to evaluate.
    3. Click the title of a cell or page pending evaluation to open it and review its contents.
    4. Click the names of any forms, items, and reflections to open and review them.
    5. In the Evaluations area, click Add. Fill in the form according to any instructions given in it. You may be asked to fill in required fields, submit a grade or rating, and add a comment. You may type your comments directly into the text box or copy and paste text from another document.
    6. When you are finished filling in the Evaluation form, click Save Changes. To exit without saving your evaluation, click Cancel.
    7. After saving your changes, you will be prompted to choose one of the following work flow options:
    • Set Status to "Complete." Choose this option if no further work is required and the evaluation process is complete. The Items, Reflections, and Evaluations areas of the cell will be locked.
    • No Changes to Status: Choose this option if you or other evaluators will be adding further evaluations to the cell.
    • Set Status to "Ready." Choose this option to unlock the Evidence and Reflections areas of the cell, so the student can edit, delete, or add attachments, forms, and reflections.
  • Choose the appropriate radio button, and then click Submit.
  • You will be returned to the cell in which you were working. Click Back to Evaluations to return to the Evaluations tool.