FeedbackFruits in the LMS

FeedbackFruits is available in all LMS subjects for activities that facilitate peer feedback, reflection and student-student interactivity.

The following FeedbackFruits tools are now available in the LMS:

  • Peer Review Assignment - structures the process of students reviewing works submitted by other students.
  • Group Member Evaluation Assignment - structures the process of students giving feedback about other group members.
  • Assignment Review - facilitates an open dialogue between student and teacher following the submission of written work, audio or video files.
  • Interactive Document, Interactive Audio and Interactive Video Assignments - structures the process of analysing, discussing and reviewing written documents, audio files or podcasts, and videos.
  • Skill Review supports the assessment and feedback of work that does not require a submission, for example an in-class presentation or practical skills.
  • Self-Assessment of Work and Self-Assessment of Skills structure reflection activities on student work, and self-assessment or self-grading activities. Note that most other FeedbackFruits tools also offer pre and/or post activity reflection steps.
  • Comprehension facilitates reading, watching and listening tasks by providing structured prompts for students to respond to.
  • Discussion Assignment facilitates small group discussions, and peer reviewed discussions, on work submitted by the student.

Discussion Assignment is an assessment tool. Discussion forums in Canvas LMS or other integrated technologies are more suitable for open discussions, and question and answer forums.

If you are unsure which FeedbackFruits tool to use, please contact Learning Environments.

Important: Only copyright compliant materials can be used with FeedbackFruits Interactive Document/Audio/Video and FeedbackFruits Comprehension. See the copyright guidelines for using published materials in LMS activities for instructions on how to determine if a resource can be used with FeedbackFruits.

Create a FeedbackFruits assignment

  1. Go to Assignments in your subject menu and create a New Assignment.
  2. For Submission Type select External Tool from the drop down menu.
Using Submission Type to select External Tool from the drop down menu
  1. Select Find and a pop-up window will appear. Select  FeedbackFruits.
  2. A FeedbackFruits pop-up screen will appear, and if it is your first time linking the subject it will ask for authorisation.
  3. Select the FeedbackFruits activity that you want to use from the FeedbackFruits Create New menu.
The 'Create new' menu in FeedbackFruits
  1. Once you have set up your FeedbackFruits assignment information, click Save.

    For more details, we recommend the following FeedbackFruits guides:
  1. You will then be returned to the Assignment screen where you can press Select.
Configure external tool.png
  1. Complete the rest of your assignment information. If the assignment has multiple steps with different deadlines, such as a Peer Review assignment, we recommend setting the “Due Date” in the Canvas shell to match the deadline of the last step in the FeedbackFruits activity. Extensions and submission attempts will need to be managed within the FeedbackFruits activity.
  2. Press Save or Save and Publish.

Important: After the “Until” date in the Canvas shell passes, students will no longer be able to view the FeedbackFruits activity. If you would like students to continue to have access to the activity throughout the duration of the semester even after it has been completed, you can leave the “Until” date blank, or set it for the end of the semester.

This guide was last updated 10 Nov 2022.
Please report any errors or omissions in this guide by submitting an LMS support request.

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