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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why do I have to use your folders? Why can't I just send the files however I want?

A: We manually tag every individual file with additional information, and we need to make sure we're tagging it correctly. We add hundreds (sometimes thousands) of files to the repository each semester, and the folder structure ensures consistency and accuracy. 

Q: Do I need to redact student work before submitting it to you?

A: No, we'll take care of all that on our end. The only thing you need to worry about is selecting the student work samples and other documents to add to our folder structure.

Q: Some of my assessment outputs aren't standard Microsoft filetypes (e.g. AutoCAD files, code, InDesign files, etc.). What do I do?

A: If possible, please include a web-friendly version (e.g. a PDF of an AutoCAD drawing) in addition to the original files themselves. If that's not possible, please send us an email at and we'll figure it out together.

Q: Why are there Grades and Presentational Material folders?

A: Some accrediting and regulatory bodies request we submit them. These are not PEQAB requirements; you don't need to submit them unless required by your accrediting body.

Your chair can let you know if you need to submit them or not.

Q: How many samples of each grade category do I need to collect (per evaluation)?

A: PEQAB only requires one sample per grade category per evaluation.

Some accrediting bodies require more samples, so please double-check with your program chair.