This update adds a few finishing touches to the moderator role that went live in our previous release cycle. These ‘touches’ render the feature more consistent and actionable.
First off, there are small UX related improvements. One example is a status button that is colour coded and shows moderators and instructors the remaining actions:
- For moderators, a blue “Moderate” button indicates there are items to moderate. Is this button white? Then there is nothing (new) available to moderate.
- For instructors, we show a count of the number of moderated assessments toward their existing counter for remaining to-do actions.
To enable moderators and instructors to perform their roles better, notifications are sent out when an assessment has to be moderated or when the instructor has made changes to the reviewed assessment. Proactively communicating these updates to them outside the learning platform helps the moderation progress faster.
In addition, these notifications also work their way into the moderator’s dashboard. For instance, icons will show what still needs to be done and the ‘to-do’ column will be updated. This way, the moderator intuitively knows exactly what to do.
Lastly, administrators are able to export the progress and statistics of the entire moderation flow. By doing so, they are able to see how much a learner has scored on an activity, who assessed them, who moderated the assessment, and on which date the activities were completed. The data can be exported per template, per course or via the instructor dashboard. This makes it very easy to submit information to a third party stakeholder.