When setting up WiseFlow for blind reviews there are possible and potential scenarios that can happen. These include:
- discrepancy between the 1st marker and 2nd marker’s grades
- double blind marking and on whether the two markers can know it is a double blind marking
In the event managers will deal with the above type of scenario, it is to know that there are two main stages when marking in WiseFlow:
- Registering (entering marks, also called registering – after registering, the mark can be changed by the person who entered it)
- Submitting (clicking a button to submit the registered mark – after submitting, the mark cannot be changed by anyone, unless the manager unpicks it and then, the person who entered it, has to register the new mark and submit again)
When blind marking is in place, the markers:
- Register the mark
- But when they go to submit the mark, unless they submit the same mark, the system will not accept a submission from either of them. They will see an error that looks like this: (the message reads “The assessment is not equal to assessment submitted by the co-assessor(s). When consensus on the assessment has been reached, all assessors will need to register the assessment again”)
So, after 1. Registering, they should meet and discuss their mark, and agree on one mark, then both of them individually need to 1. Register that agreed mark and 2. Submit that agreed mark.
On the other hand, two markers can know that it is double-blind marking on WiseFlow, when there are two or more assessors allocated to the same student: two or more green blobs against the same students.
More so, markers will be able to see who else is marking the same submission by clicking on the Co-assessors button and see other assessors that are marking each student as shown in the screengrab below:
In the above screenshot, the assessor who opened this screen and Simon Kent have been assigned to mark student number 1.
It is considered a good practice to give each assessor a list of who is marking whom (in a word or excel format) so that they can organize discussing the mark with their co-assessor for each student, before submitting their grade. The reason is before submitting, they (the markers) need to discuss and come to an agreement on the mark.