Your institution controls which tools are available in the Original Course View. Assignments are always available to instructors in the Ultra Course View.
When you create a group assignment, a grade column is created automatically.
Access a group assignment
You can start grading group assignments from the Needs Grading page or the Grade Center.
Needs Grading page
Control Panel > expand the Grade Center section > Needs Grading
- On the Needs Grading page, use the Filter lists to narrow the list of items to grade by Category, Item, User, and Date Submitted. For example, filter the list by Category and display only assignments and by User to select a specific group.
- Select Go. The filtered items appear on the Needs Grading page. Select a column heading to sort the items.
- Access an item's menu and select Grade All Users. Or, select a group name in the User Attempt column.
- The Grade Assignment page appears.
More on the Needs Grading page
From the Grade Center
In the Grade Center, group assignments that have been submitted but not graded are indicated with the Needs Grading icon.
All group members' cells display the Needs Grading icon, regardless of who submitted the group assignment.
If you allowed only one submission for the assignment and a group submits the incorrect file, you must clear that attempt so that the group can resubmit.
- In the Grade Center, access the group assignment column's menu and select Grade Attempts. Or, you can locate any group member's cell for the group assignment that contains the Needs Grading icon. Access the cell's menu and select the Group Attempt.
- The Grade Assignment page appears.
Send reminders about missing coursework
You can send email reminders from Grade Center columns to students and members of groups who have missing coursework. Students receive a system-generated email that lists the course, coursework, and the due date if you assigned one.
Bb Annotate inline grading
You can use Bb Annotate for inline grading in both the Original Course and Ultra Course Views. Bb Annotate offers a more robust feature set to provide customizable feedback to students. Features include a sidebar summary view, freehand drawing tools, various color selections, and much more.
Assignment submissions groups create with the editor aren't compatible with inline grading. Submissions of this type show in the grading screen, but annotation isn't available.
More on inline grading and the supported file types
If you enabled anonymous grading for a group assignment, group identifying information is hidden in these ways:
From the Grade Center: After the group assignment due date has passed or all attempts have been submitted, access the group assignment's column and select Grade Attempts. For columns where you enabled anonymous grading, all cells are grayed out so you don't know which groups made submissions.
From the Needs Grading page: Filter the items that need grading to show only the group assignment you want to grade. In the User Attempt column, all identifying information is replaced with "Anonymous Group" and an attempt ID. From a group assignment's menu, select Grade All Users to begin grading.
Both options take you to the Grade Assignment page where you view submissions and grade inline as you normally do. As you navigate from group to group, group names are replaced with Anonymous Group. You can also see how many gradable group items are in the queue.
When you grade group assignments, you can use grades and feedback from more than one grader to promote reliability and remove bias. You can also divide grading responsibilities for large classes.
Delegated graders follow the same grading steps you do, but, the number of group assignment attempts that they see are based on the options you choose. For example, you might ask each grader to grade a random subset of the group assignments or have all graders grade all group submissions. Then, you can compare the grades and assign the final group grades.
Change an individual group member's grade
When you grade a group assignment, that grade is automatically given to all group members. But, you can assign an individual group member a different grade than the group. If you change a group member's grade and assign a new group grade, the new group grade won't affect the individual's new grade. Individual members only see their own grades, not what each member earned.
In the grading sidebar, select the Override/revert icon to change the grade for a group member. Type a new grade and select the Save icon to save it. This grade becomes an override grade.
The group grade and the individual group member's edited grade also appear in the Grade Center. Grayed out cells appear in the group assignment column for course members who aren't part of the group.
Revert a member's edited grade
You can revert a member's edited grade to the original group grade that all group members received.
In the grading sidebar, select the Override/revert icon for the user with the edited grade. Select the left-pointing arrow to change the grade to the original group grade. The override icon is removed. The change also appears in the Grade Center.
Add and delete group members
If you add a member to a group after you assign a grade for a group assignment, the new member doesn't receive a grade, as they weren't part of the process. Even if you update the group grade, the new member doesn't receive a grade. You can assign a grade for the new member from the member's Grade Details page, but no submission is available to view when grading.
If you remove a group member after you assign a grade for a group assignment, any grading updates are applied to that group member's cell. To remove a score for a member removed from a group, select Delete User Attempt on the member's Grade Details page. You're asked if you're sure you want to delete the attempt. The group assignment grade is deleted from the member's cell in the Grade Center.