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Information about PeerWise

For instructors For students
"Information for instructors" includes a brief description of the tool, an outline of some of the potential benefits to both students and staff, and several suggestions for incorporating PeerWise into your teaching.

"Creating a new course on PeerWise" illustrates the process for creating a new course repository and managing student access to the resource.

"PeerWise Research" provides some background information for instructors interested in evaluating the use of PeerWise in their classes.
"A guide for students" illustrates the basic features of PeerWise from the point of a view of a student. A link to this guide is included on the PeerWise log-in page for your institution.

Got a minute?

Short of time? Here are a few very quick videos - a brief overview of the idea, what happens when a question is answered, and how to set up a course in less than 60 seconds!


A brief overview of PeerWise

Answering a question

Setting up a course in 60 seconds

Screencasts

The following set of screencasts are provided courtesy of the Physics Education Research Group at the University of Edinburgh. Just select the screencast you would like to view from the list below:

Creating questions
in PeerWise
This screencast illustrates the process of creating a new question - writing the question stem and alternatives, selecting the correct answer, providing an explanation, and tagging the question with relevant topics
Editing questions
in PeerWise
This screencast illustrates the process of making changes to an existing question, in response to feedback provided on the question
Including images in
PeerWise questions
This screencast illustrates several techniques for embedding images in PeerWise questions, and outlines tips for including graphs and chemical symbols
Searching for questions
on PeerWise
This screencast illustrates the process of searching for questions of interest on PeerWise, including filtering by topic, sorting by quality ratings and following question authors
How to register and
log in to PeerWise
This screencast, shown from the perspective of a student at the University of Edinburgh, illustrates the process for registering a new PeerWise account and gaining access to an existing question repository
How to create a new
PeerWise course
This screencast, shown from the perspective of an instructor, illustrates the process for creating a new course repository on PeerWise for use by students

Videos

Hear what teachers and students have to say:

Teachers and
students speak
Students and teachers from the University of Auckland talk about their experiences using PeerWise

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