Student Tour

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Logging in

To get started using Web-PA you need to log in to the system.

The login screen

If you haven't already, login using your normal username and password to begin.

Web-PA Home Page

The Open Assessments list contains all the assessments that you can currently take.

Open Assessments

To begin an assessment, simply click it's Take Assessment button.

By selecting the My Assessments link, you can access a list of all the assessments you have ever had.

My Assessments

This page shows all the assessments you have been given.

Open Assessments

This list contains all the assessments that you can currently take.

Open Assessments

To begin an assessment, simply click it's Take Assessment button.

Finished Assessments

This list contains all the assessments that have submitted marks for, or which are now closed (i.e. The deadline has passed).

If you took an assessment and submitted marks, then it will be marked COMPLETED. If you failed to take the assessment, it will be marked DID NOT SUBMIT. Failure to take an assessment may mean you are penalised when the peer-assessment marks are calculated.

Finished Assessments

Some assessments, such as the first in this screenshot, allow you to view feedback on your performance. Your tutor can decide whether an assessment provides feedback or not.

The view feedback link will only appear once the assessment's deadline has passed.

There is more information on the feedback later in this tour.

Taking An Assessment

When taking an assessment you will be presented with a screen like the following:

Taking an assessment

The Assessment Screen

At the top of the page is a link back to your assessments list. Clicking this link will cancel the assessment and return you to that screen. Any marks you entered will be forgotten, and you can always come back and take the assessment again until the closing deadline!

Next comes a couple of lines of text explaining how the assessments work. You must enter a mark for every member of your team, including yourself. If you have missed some marks out, you will receive a warning when you try to submit the assessment.

The next block is the introductory text written by your lecturer. This will contain any further instructions or reminders relating to your assessment. This text is optional, so some assessments may not use it.

Marking your team mates

The rest of the screen is largely taken up with the assessment form. This form will be broken down into different assessment criteria, which will examine certain aspects of your group's performance, and the key skills you should have employed.

Each criteria on your assessment will look something like this:

Individual criteria

The line in bold is the name of the criterion or skill being assessed. In this case, it's Leadership and/or Organisation.

Below the name, there may be a description of this criterion, to better help you gauge what is being assessed. This description is optional, so as with this example, it may not appear.

Next come the descriptions of what the different scores mean. Different academics may use different marking schemes, so these scores and their descriptions may vary. They are optional, but you should always read them for clarification of how to score the criterion. In this example, only the top and bottom scores have been explained.

Finally, there is the marking area. Each member of your team, including you, has their own row. Across the top are the different scores you can allocate for this critieria. For every member of your team, click the appropriate radio-button to assign them their mark.

Typically, the scoring range will be something like 1 to 5, but again, your lecturer may have chosen a different range.

You repeat the marking process for every member and for every criterion or skill. You must give everyone a mark for your scores to be accepted.

When you have completed the assessment and are ready to submit, click the save marks button.

You will receive an on-screen confirmation of your submission, and can then return to the assessments list.


One option your lecturer can select is for you to receive feedback on your performance. If feedback is available for a particular assessment, you will see a view feedback link next to it in your My Assessments list. The feedback link will only be appear once the deadline for submissions has passed.

When you view the feedback, you will see something like the following:

Assessment feedback

The system compares the marks you received, with those received by your team mates and reports on your performance. This feedback is purely descriptive. If you want the actual grade you received, you should contact your lecturer.

For each criterion, you will be described as being:

  • Above Average - You scored significantly higher in this section than your team average.
  • About Average - You scored pretty much the same as your team average.
  • Below Average - You scored significantly lower than your team average.

By reflecting on your performance, you should be able to identify areas where you may be weaker, and work on improving them.

Thanks for taking the Web-PA student tour.

If you'd like further information on a particular peer-assessment, you should contact your tutor.

For other enquiries about the system, or if you're having problems with something, please get in touch through the Web-PA Contact system in the menu on the left.

If you want to take the tour again, you can go back to the beginning.