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titleAropa TA Information

titleAropa Key Points
  • Aropa is supported by Arts and Science Online. Although this page covers administration and troubleshooting, any Aropa technical issues, requests, or questions can be sent to
  • Work needs to be submitted in the submission phase in order to participate in the review phase of the activity.
  • When submitting, the maximum file size is 15 MB. If a student is trying to upload a file larger than this size it's recommended that they email
  • At least one review needs to be completed in order for a student to view their feedback once reviewing has ended.
  • Aropa's maintenance window is from 10 PM - Midnight EST daily. Students submitting during this time might experience slow loading and error messages.
  • Aropa works with NetIDs only. If a student needs to be located, the GPHY 101 Class roster can be used (please see next section)


The grading process consists of a combination of using the Aropa Reference Spreadsheet that was sent to you and entering feedback in Aropa.

  1. In the sheet, please filter your group in Column E
  2. Read the review criteria in the top row
  3. Copy the search term from Column F for each student, one at a time as you go down your list of students
  4. In Aropa while impersonating the gphy101_marker account, search for the review (CTRL + F or COMMAND + F on a Mac)
  5. Once identified, click “View submission [of peer review]” above the search term. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and download or view the original submission. Once downloaded or viewed, click the back button and read the review (you can also see the review responses in the spreadsheet).


    The review search term will be somewhat out of alignment if viewed in Chrome. If Chrome is used, please ensure it is in full screen. If the page is viewed in a reduced window the corresponding View submission button will be below the search term.

  6. Click on “Write your review” and grade the review


    Please do not leave any radio box category unfilled. For most reviews, the radio boxes should be sufficient. If you feel you need to explain something, use the comments box. Immediately, also save any comments you put into the comments box and the grade on the spread sheet in columns Z and AA respectively.

  7. Then enter the grade in onQ

titleIdentify a Student

By default only NetIDs are available in Aropa. If needed, a student can be identified as follows:

  1. Copy Search the NetID of the student you need to identify
  2. Access the GPHY 101 Class Roster. The password will be provided to you by the Instructor
  3. Press CTRL + F (or COMMAND + F on a Mac), paste in the NetID and choose Find Next
  4. A cell should be highlighted in column A. The corresponding last name and first name can be found under columns B and C the TA Spreadsheet that was sent to you
  5. Ensure that the NetID has been found in the Reviewer NetID column.
  6. The corresponding cells to the right of the Review NetID column correspond to the first and last name of the the student. 

For the Fall 2020 term students might still be add/dropping during the activity. If a student does not appear on the class roster (or can't be found in Aropa) please email

titleUpload Grades to onQ

Once every TA group has finished grading in Aropa, please contact and the review grades will be exported and uploaded to onQ.

titleAddress Student Questions Regarding TA Feedback

On occasion you will receive an inquiry from as student regarding the TA assessment on their reviews. The following method is recommended for viewing the feedback/reassessing

  1. Login to Aropa. TAs and Instructor can access Aropa from the course, the same way students access it.
  2. In the Aropa activity, choose Impersonate other user from the menu on the left.
  3. On the Impersonate page, type in GPHY_marker and choose Impersonate.
  4. Choose the course associated to the TA group the student is enrolled in
  5. Click on the Reviewer Marking assignment associated to the activity in question (e.g. either the poster peer review or the thesis statement peer review)
  6. Search the student's NetID by pressing CTRL + F (or COMMAND + F on a Mac) and typing in their NetID. The NetID of the reviewer will be on the left of the slash.
  7. The review can be viewed by choosing View Submission. The rubric filled out by the TA can be viewed and modified by selecting the associated Complete your review (or modify your review) button.


    Identifying information is available when the marker account is being used. For this reason it's recommended that the feedback not be reviewed live with a student.

titleGrading Final Submissions

Final submissions will be uploaded to an Assignment in onQ. Please see the course for more information on accessing the final submissions.