As part of a pilot this academic year (2023-24), the DC Centre for Teaching and Learning will support faculty members who would like to use Kritik – an online platform that facilitates peer-to-peer assessment of student work, in a variety of disciplines. Examples of student work include: writing samples, essays, lab reports, videos, audio files, presentations, computer code, group projects, and more.

Why use Kritik?

Kritik enables students to:

  • Evaluate and comment on the work of their peers, based on a rubric provided by the instructor
  • Learn to see multiple perspectives and solutions to the same assignment
  • Reflect upon the quality of their own work
  • Develop soft skills including critical thinking, communication, and collaboration

The benefits of this approach is that students have more opportunities to:

  • Obtain personalized feedback quickly, learn from it, and integrate that learning into future work
  • Become skilled at giving fair and accurate feedback, and communicate it in a constructive manner
  • Interact and collaborate with their peers

Want to give Kritik a try?

Join an upcoming PD session to learn more (session availability varies throughout the academic year):
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Learn more about Kritik and how to use this tool to support building students critical thinking and communication skills by visiting our support page.