Peer Evaluations

An important component of the VIP team experience is peer evaluation. Students evaluate classmates with whom they work, with one evaluation at midterms and one at the end of each semester. Only instructors can view completed evaluations, and they use them in monitoring student progress. Students can only submit peer evaluations during active evaluation periods. Instructors can access evaluations at any time.

  • Students can only access the peer evaluation portion of the system during active evaluation periods.
    • Peer-evaluations go LIVE on Februray 19th and will stay open until February 23rd.
    • Peer-evaluations are REQUIRED for all students and are an important part of your overall grade.
    • Once peer-evaluations are closed, the VIP program cannot re-open them. Please complete them as soon as possible so if you encounter an issue, we are able to help you.


Login Problems

Please make sure you are accessing the Peer Evaluation System using VPN.  Here are some ways to do so.
1. More information on this page "Getting Started Using the VPN"
2. Via the GlobalProtect Clientless VPN
3. Via the Virtual Lab Pool (MyCloud Virtual Machine)

Peer Evaluations are Required (really)

Per the syllabus, there is a grade penalty for not participating in the peer evaluation process. This is because teamwork is an important part of the VIP experience. Peer evaluations are one tool instructors use to monitor teamwork, along with observations during team meetings and your VIP notebooks.

Who do You Evaluate?

The first question in the evaluation is, "How often do you interact with each student?" If you do not know a student, mark "1 (I do not know this person)." If you know but did not work with a student, mark "2." You will not evaluate classmates for whom you marked 1 or 2.  If your advisor instructs you to only evaluate your subteam, you will respond with "1" or "2" for students outside of your subteam.

Reporting Problems

Please report problems to When you email, be sure to:
- Include your username, GTID, and VIP team name
- Include error messages the system is giving you (copy/paste)
- Describe when the error occurs (when you login, when you click submit, etc.)
- Include a screenshot if possible


Last updated Feb. 23, 2024