Card Review

A peer-provided service

Opt-in for a complimentary card review on Engineering Unleashed!

Every author or editor can submit both draft and published cards to receive constructive feedback. Ensure your card delivers polished, quality content that helps others with their classes, curriculum, or community! Here's more information on this process.

Quick Facts

Card review on Engineering Unleashed is a peer-provided service by Engineering Unleashed community members who are trained to review cards, provide feedback, and collaborate with the card author or editor.

Card review is currently an informal process; i.e., less formal than review for a journal.

  • Card reviewers receive training and use a rubric to assess each card.
  • This is not a blind review: Authors/editors and reviewers will see each other in the system.

Card review is not required for an author or editor to publish their card.

  • Card review is opt-in for the card author or editor. 
  • Both draft and published cards can be reviewed.

This is a collaborative review solution meant to help authors and editors enhance their content and presentation.

Card Review 

Process and experience

Step 1: Submit your card for review.

A Review section appears in your card's Edit screen when you:

  • Make your first Save on your new draft card.
  • Have an existing draft or published card.

All authors and editors of the card will be able to see this section.

At any time during the creation of your card, and after publication, you may choose to:

  • View the card review rubric. This is located in the blue "using this rubric" as seen in the image. 
    • You can use the rubric yourself to help you build and enhance your card.
  • Click the Submit for Review button. Your card will enter a card review queue.

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You will also see these changes to the card:

  • The Review information box in the card's Edit screen changes its indicator to "Submitted."

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  • Your card's Featured Image now has a "Submitted" bar. 
    • This bar is only visible to your card's authors, editors, reviewer, and the community administrators. 

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Step 2: Your card is selected for review.

You will see these changes to your card:

  • The Review information box in the card's Edit screen changes its indicator to "Under Review."

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  • Your card's Featured Image now has an "Under Review" bar. 
    • This bar is only visible to your card's authors, editors, reviewer, and the community administrators. 

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What happens now?

A trained reviewer is now assessing your card with the card review rubric. You may also be notified of this via your card's Author Notes section.

Step 3: Updates suggested.

If the card reviewer has constructive feedback for you to enhance your card, your review will move to the Updates Suggested stage. Your reviewer may also leave a comment in the Author Notes.

If the card reviewer considers your card already complete, go on to Step 5.

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  • Your card's Featured Image now has an "Updates Suggested" bar. 
    • This bar is only visible to your card's authors, editors, reviewer, and the community administrators. 

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What happens now?

All authors and editors of the card will be able to see the entire assessment, including the reviewer's suggestions, in the Review section of the card's Edit screen.

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Use the Author Notes section to converse and collaborate with your reviewer throughout your review. For example, you may:

  • Ask questions about your review.
  • Work with the reviewer to enhance your card.
  • Disagree with suggestions and discuss with the reviewer.

Step 4. Making updates.

When you are finished with your updates, leave a comment for your reviewer in the Author Notes section. 

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You will see these changes to your card:

  • The Review information box in the card's Edit screen changes its indicator back to "Under Review."

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  • Your card's Featured Image has an "Under Review" bar again. 
    • This bar is only visible to your card's authors, editors, reviewer, and the community administrators. 

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What happens now?

The reviewer will look at your updates. If the review is complete, go on to Step 5. 

If the reviewer has more suggestions or questions, they may move the review back to Updates Suggested. The Under Review - Updates Suggested stage can go through a few rounds as you work together. 

Step 5: Review is complete.

When all updates are made, or if no updates were needed, your card will move to "Reviewed." The card reviewer may also leave you a comment in the Author Notes.

All card authors and editors on the card will be able to access their review at any time in the card's Edit screen.

Please note: Once your card has been marked "Reviewed," the reviewer will no longer get email notifications if you use Author Notes, and may not see any further comments you have for them. 


What happens now?

All community members will see these outward changes to your card:

  • A green Reviewed checkmark on the card's Featured Image - wherever this appears on the website!
  • A Reviewed date below the card's title.
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  • A green Reviewed Card checkmark and the Reviewed date in Engineering Unleashed search results. 

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Community members will also be able to search specifically for peer-reviewed cards.

FAQs

Is card review mandatory? 

No. Card review is a completely opt-in process. 


Does a card have to be reviewed to be published? 

No. A review is not required to publish a card. 


Does a card have to be published to be reviewed?

A card can be in draft or be published. Ask for help with your first draft - or when you update an existing card!


Is card review a formal process? 

Not at this time. Engineering Unleashed card review is an informal, peer-provided review. That said, we hope that authors with peer-reviewed cards will proudly display or reference them publicly, such as on CVs and LinkedIn. 


How do I send my card for review?

The Review section appears below the Author Notes in your card's Edit screen when you:

  • Click Save for the first time on your brand new card
  • Have an existing draft or published card.

Click the Submit for Review button to begin.


Who can see that a card was submitted for review?

Only the authors and editors on that card, all card reviewers, and the community administrators can see that a card was submitted for review. 

This shows on: 

  • The card Edit screen. 
  • The "Submitted" bar on the card's Featured Image (and subsequent review stages). 


Can the author or editor see the review as it's being worked on?

You'll be able to see your review when the reviewer has moved your card to Updates Suggested or the Reviewed stages.


When can the community see that a card was reviewed?

When the reviewer has moved your card to the Reviewed stage, then the rest of the community can see that your card was reviewed. Your card will also appear in search results for "reviewed" cards.


What if I change my mind about having my card reviewed?

You can cancel your review at any time, using the Cancel button in the Review section.


What if I disagree with the reviewer?

We encourage you to use this opportunity to collaborate and discuss the feedback with the reviewer! Our aim is to help you deliver a polished, quality card that helps other faculty use and adapt your work.

Do feel free to talk with your reviewer about why a suggestion won't work for you, the direction you wanted the card to go in, and other nuances.


I have a really old card. Can it still be reviewed?

Absolutely! Please do consider viewing the card rubric - which is located in the Review section of your card's Edit screen - before submitting your card for review. We've had lots of great changes to both the card authoring template and how we assess cards, and we want to make sure you're apprised of them.


Can I update my card after it's been reviewed?

Yes. A review is dated for that point in time, and does not mean your card becomes static.