We will be using PeerWise as a place for you to create, share and evaluate questions with others in the course.

Students and teachers from the University of Auckland talk about their experiences using PeerWise.

Paul Denny first developed PeerWise in Auckland in 2007, and I first started using it in units in 2010. It is widely used around the world, including Australia, and especially in the northern hemisphere, across a wide range of disciplines.

PeerWise is designed to be used each week throughout the course.

Each week, PeerWise will support you to read the Study Guide (that’s right each week), write multiple choice questions from your reading (including explanations for your solutions), answer others questions and rate others questions. You can also comment on people’s questions, and people can then comment on your comments and so on.

You should aim to write at least 2-3 questions each week and answer (and rate) 20 – 30 questions each week.

It is a big advantage in PeerWise to start early in the course – and to write high quality questions (and solutions).

Typically, on average, people will write about 25-30 questions during the course and answer/rate about 250-300 questions. Some people will do much more; and others less.

Start by visiting PeerWise here: PeerWise

If you have not used PeerWise before, please click the “Registration” link and follow the prompts. All you need to do is choose a user name and a password for your PeerWise account. Here is a video (from a Physics 1A course at the University of Edinburgh) to help you with the process.

Here is some further help with getting started on PeerWise.

If you have used PeerWise before, simply log in and then select “Join course” from the Home menu. You will need to follow the information provided on Moodle (in the PeerWise folder in the top centre section) in order to access our course this term, which includes the Course ID for PeerWise this term.

Here are some tips on how to:

PeerWise supports us to interact and collaborate with others in our course, wherever we are in Australia.

And remember, when we are writing questions and explanations, and commenting on others questions, we are contributing to our learning community in our course, where our contribution is available to everyone in our course.

Regards, Martin

16 thoughts on “PeerWise

  1. Hi Martin

    After using Peerwise the past couple of weeks I am finding it quite easy to use. A pretty good study/ revision tool. Still a little unsure how the scoring works but I am just sticking to writing 2-3 questions a week and answering 20-30.


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  2. Hi Martin,
    I probably sound too keen but anyways, in the end, I’ll benefit. Just wanted to say hi and that I’m all good to go. Hanging out for the course id, so I can start the questions and answers early.

    Looking forward to your teaching because you’re one of the best. And I know I’m in good hands.
    Fingers crossed I stick to the schedule and not forget the time because of having too much fun – LOL!

    See you on Moodle (more like ‘e-see’ you).



  3. Thank you Martin.
    This website is really useful, it make me feel free to question and easy to get the answer as well. I just read through every single post so i constantly know what is going on

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