Group Feedback

Group feedback to a lecturer concerning peer-assessment of work can help make the lecturer aware of learning needs in a manageable way.

If a group feed back on an activity, it generates more attention and presents information that has already been ordered and sorted (meaning less repetition for the lecturer).

Why use it (students and staff)

  • Groups feed back to lecturer based on peer assessment 
  • Develop feedback skills 
  • Reflect on learning during a session 
  • Identify gaps in learning 

When to use it

  • Between sessions 
  • During seminar sessions 

Digital tools that might be used

  • Breakout rooms (Zoom, BB Collaborate, MS Teams)
  • Moodle Discussion forum 
  • Shared documents 

Speed of set up time 

2 to 10 minutes


  • Preparing a summary of feedback to be shared with groups (modelling practice) 
  • Create / facilitate grouping;  
  • Looking over and feeding back 

Other resources

  • Pre-assign breakouts 
  • Moodle Group choice –  for student group selection 
  • Moodle Hot questions (for students to ask clarification) 
  • Anonymous response system (e.g. Mentimeter) to share comments, ask questions anonymously  

Examples of staff use

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