Group Work Policies

There is one mark awarded for each group assignment that is shared by all group members. However, you have the ability to communicate extra information about your group members' performance to your group members, to the marker, and to me.

For each segment of group work, you are encouraged to allocate 100 points amongst your group members (including yourself). The place to do this is a link in URcourses labelled something like "Submit Group Rating", immediately following the assignment that you have just submitted. If all group members contribute equally, your would distribute the points equally to each group member. If some group members contribute more or less than others, you would reflect this in the amount of points allocated to each group member. Please undertake this activity responsibly and explain why you have not allocated points equally. The total points that you allocate amongst your group members should equal 100.

If a group member does not providing a rating, their allocation of points is taken as equal. However, allocating points for each portion of group work will provide evidence of your participation.

The points allocated to each group member are summed. All point allocations for group members are normalized with respect to the highest sum. This means that the group member allocated the most points will a weight of 1 (they have been rated to receive full marks on the segment of group work). If all group members are allocated the same number of points, all group members have been rated to receive full marks on that portion of group work. The lowest rating allowed is 0.5, even if the calculated would be lower.

You can see your rating from the group in URcourses via the entry labelled "See Your Rating From Group". The value available there corresponds to the "Normalized Rating from Group" in the examples below.

Example 1: Equal Allocations

Raters Results
Thomas Richard Harold Sally Total Rating Normalized Rating from Group
Thomas 25 25 25 25 100 1.00 (1.00)
Richard 25 25 25 25 100 1.00 (1.00)
Harold 25 25 25 25 100 1.00 (1.00)
Sally 25 25 25 25 100 1.00 (1.00)
Total 100 100 100 100 400

Example 2: Unequal Allocations

Raters Results
Thomas Richard Harold Sally Total Rating Normalized Rating from Group
Thomas 97 3 1 52 153 153/153 = 1.00 (1.00)
Richard 1 50 25 25 101 101/153 = 0.66 (0.66)
Harold 1 23 35 13 72 72/153 = 0.47 (0.50)
Sally 1 24 39 10 74 74/153 = 0.47 (0.50)
Total 100 100 100 100 400

Example 3: Some Equal, Some Unequal Allocations

Raters Results
Thomas Richard Harold Sally Total Rating Normalized Rating from Group
Thomas 97 3 25 25 150 150/150 = 1.00 (1.00)
Richard 1 50 25 25 101 101/150 = 0.67 (0.67)
Harold 1 23 25 25 74 74/150 = 0.49 (0.50)
Sally 1 24 25 25 77 75/150 = 0.5 (0.50)
Total 100 100 100 100 400