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Make any step reviewable

How to easily share personal feedback on projects, reflections, assessments and more.

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Written by Paul Johnson
Updated over a week ago

With Pathwright, you can make any learning step "reviewable." Reviewable steps automatically notify teachers, moderators, and mentors that there's something to review and include a direct link to the learner's completion in the Inbox. They also provide learners with a direct link to start a private feedback discussion with staff members.

Reviewable steps are useful in all kinds of ways:

  • Project Feedback: Share feedback and optionally award points for projects uploaded via a Submit Block.

  • Personal Checkpoints: Ask questions to check in on progress and give a private, personal response.

  • Personalized Assessments: Assess and provide direction for improvement based on how a learner answers questions.

๐Ÿ’กTip: Optionally add Points to any Step to enable teachers, moderators, and mentors to leave a score with their feedback.

How to make a step reviewable

Making any step reviewable is quick and easy: open the Step Settings on any step and toggle on "Make reviewable." Be sure to hit the Sync button once you've made your edits to the step settings.

Now that your step is reviewable, any moderators, teachers, and/or mentors who have their Reviewer setting toggled On (default) will receive an in-app notification and a notification in their Inbox that there's something to review. If subscribed to a daily or weekly email digest, they can also receive notifications in their email inbox.

In addition to leaving feedback in the private discussion (only visible to the learner and other reviewers), they can also leave a formal Review.

Leave a Review

Any reviewable step includes a "Review" tool in the Inbox where you can leave:

  • Review notes: optionally summarize your feedback on the learner's work. (Tip: select the text in your review to reveal more formatting options.)

  • Notify: When "Notify" is checked, the learner will receive an in-app notification letting them know that you reviewed the step. If you've left review notes, those will be included in the notification email.

Once you complete the review, it will appear completed for the learner and other reviewers.

๐Ÿ“ Note: Currently, only one review may be left per completion, even when there are multiple reviewers. We plan to add the ability for each reviewer to leave a unique review in the future. In the meantime, if there are multiple reviewers, we recommend using the Discuss tool for them to leave feedback and assigning only one reviewer to submit the final review. See how to assign one of multiple mentors to leave a final review on a mentee's step completion here.

Start feedback

Making a step reviewable also makes it easier for learners to initiate feedback. Reviewable steps will include a prompt for learners to "Start feedback" that opens the private feedback discussions. Feedback is only visible to the learner and staff (the learner's moderators, teachers, and mentors, admins, and editors of the course).


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