Your institution controls which tools are available in the Original Course View. Assignments are always available to instructors in the Ultra Course View.

Ready to grade groups?

After groups submit their assignments, you can access their work from the gradebook or within the course. Assign the same grade to the whole group or grade each team member's contribution separately if everyone didn't contribute equally. You can't change grade settings or group membership after you've started grading.

You can't enable parallel or anonymous grading on group assignments.

From the Submissions page, select a group name to start grading.

From a group's submission, you can navigate to other groups with the previous and next arrows. To view the group members, select the down-pointing arrow next to the feedback icon to access the list. You can also see which member submitted on behalf of the group.

Select the feedback icon to open the feedback panel, which persists on the side of the screen. You can scroll through the assignment and provide a grade. Add overall feedback for the group in the Group tab. Select the Individual tab and add feedback for each student within the group. You can navigate between students with the previous and next arrows.

You can also embed an audio/video recording of your feedback in the editor as you grade group submissions.

View and edit feedback

Expand the member list to view feedback for individual members. Open the menu and select Edit Feedback to delete or make changes to feedback for the group or individual members. If you make changes after you post grades, students aren't notified about the updated or deleted feedback.

Student view

In the activity stream, students are notified when the group grade is posted. If you provided group feedback, it appears with the grade. Students can select the group assignment title to open their Course Grades page to access all their grades.

Students can access their group and individual feedback if provided.

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Assign a different grade to group members

By default, a grade for a group assignment is the same for all group members. However, you can change individual group members' grades if you feel their contributions earned grades different from the group.

On the Submissions page, you can assign a grade for the whole group. Type a value in the Grade column. The grade is labeled as Override because you didn't assign the grade from the actual submission.

To assign a different grade to an individual member, expand the group list and type a value in that member's Grade column. The overall group's grade is shown as In Progress. The Post option doesn't appear because some students don't have grades for the assignment.

After you assign a grade to the overall group, you can edit a group member's individual grade. Expand the list of group members and change an individual grade as needed. The overall group's grade appears as Multiple. The individual member's grade is labeled as Override.

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You can also assign different grades in the gradebook grid view. Select a group member's cell and all other group members are highlighted in the grid. Edit a group member's grade as needed. You have the option to apply this edited grade to everyone in the group.

Can I move group members after I've graded some work?

You can move students between groups and add new students added to your course. New members can access the work the group has saved up to that point. New group members can also submit work on behalf of the group.

When you move students who have grades to different groups, their grades move with them, but their work doesn’t. These new group members keep their existing grades. Their grades won’t apply to the rest of the group. However, if you haven't graded the group work, the new members' grades will update.

If a group has received a grade and you move students to this group, you must manually assign grades to them.


Group assessment exceptions

For a specific group assessment, you can give an individual group an exception for extended access, even if the group assessment is hidden from other groups. The exception overrides the conditional availability settings applied to everyone else for only that specific assessment. Because multiple attempts aren't allowed for group assessments at this time, you can't change the attempts allowed.

From a group assessment's Submissions page, you can add exceptions for groups individually. You can also add exceptions from a group's individual submission page.

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