At IDEO U, we believe that asking for feedback—and giving it—both play a crucial role in learning. Engaging with the diverse, global, and curious cohort of your peers can be one of the richest aspects of the IDEO U experience.
Giving feedback to your peers will help you stretch your understanding of the course material and provide you inspiration on your own work, and it will help your peers reflect and move forward. Here’s how to give feedback, an element of our cohort courses only:
1. After submitting your assignment, proceed to the next lecture page, which will be a peer feedback task. Read the feedback prompts on the page and then select two of your peers’ assignments from the gallery below to provide feedback to (try to choose learners who have received fewer than two comments).
2. Read your peers’ assignments and think about the feedback prompts in the feedback tango worksheet. Then, click into the comment box below the assignment and type in your feedback.
3. Congratulate yourself for being an active contributor to the rich course experience!
Asking for feedback is an opportunity for you to reflect critically on your own work and articulate where you need support to stretch your skills further. Here’s how to ask for feedback:
- Make sure that your assignment is shared publicly with the course. Assignments will default to shared privately with the Teaching Team only, but you are only able to receive peer feedback if your assignment is shared with the course. See this FAQ for instructions on how to adjust your assignment privacy settings.
- Tag a peer or member of the Teaching Team in a comment on your assignment. After submitting your assignment, click "view submission" and then scroll down to post a comment below your assignment. To request feedback from a specific person in the course, we recommend tagging an individual following the instructions here. It’s helpful to specify what aspects of your assignment you would like their feedback on.
Your peers will be prompted to give you feedback through the assignment’s peer feedback task and so you should receive feedback even if you don’t proactively tag an individual in the course. Note that you are more likely to get feedback if you submit your assignments by the suggested due dates.