When you create an assignment, a column is added automatically to the Grade Center. An assignment that has been submitted, but not graded, is indicated with an exclamation mark—the needs grading icon.
You can access assignments that have been submitted by students and need grading from the:
Depending on your grading style, you can access and grade one assignment attempt, view all the submissions for one assignment, or view all the assignments with submissions that need grading.
For courses with many enrolled students and gradable items, the Needs Grading page can help you determine which assignments need grading first. For example, you can sort by the date submitted to provide feedback to the earliest submitters first.
To access the Needs Grading page:
To filter and sort attempts:
To learn more, see The Needs Grading Page.
The Grade Center shows all gradable items. The number of items may influence how you organize your time for grading tasks. You may also find it beneficial to view a student's previous grades as you grade.
To access the Grade Center:
To grade a single assignment attempt:
To grade all submissions for an assignment:
You access the Grade Assignment page from the Needs Grading page or the Grade Center. You can navigate among users and attempts, view rubrics, grade anonymously, and view information about an assignment.
You can view, comment, and grade student-submitted assignment files without leaving the Grade Assignment page. When you view a document submitted in an assignment, that document is converted to a format that is viewable inside the web browser. Supported document types that can be converted are Word (DOC, DOCX), PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX), Excel (XLS, XLSX), and PDF (PDF). The converted document is displayed in a viewer on the Grade Assignment page. Formatting and embedded images of the original document are preserved in the conversion.
Assignment submissions created with the content editor are not compatible with inline grading. Submissions of this type show in the window, but annotation is not available.
Files that have been uploaded and converted for display in the inline viewer can be annotated directly within the browser.
Click Comment in the inline viewer toolbar to expand the annotation tools. Select an annotation tool and comment, edit, highlight and draw in the document. Right-click on an annotation to remove it.
|Zoom out. Make the content of the file appear smaller. This button is also available to students when they review their submission.|
|Zoom in. Make the content of the file appear larger. This button is also available to students when they review their submission.|
|Expand the list of annotation tools.|
|Download a copy of the file. If annotations have been made, you have the option to download a copy in the original format or download a PDF version that includes the annotations. This button is also available to students when they review their submission.|
|Move back a page. This button is also available to students when they review their submission.|
|Move forward a page. This button is also available to students when they review their submission.|
|View all annotations.|
|Add a comment to a specific point in the document.|
|Add a comment to a selected area in the document.|
|Add a comment to selected text in the document.|
|Draw in the document using a pencil tool.|
|Highlight selected text in the document.|
|Add text to the document.|
|Strike out text in the document. |
The inline grading sidebar gives you all of the tools you need to grade the assignment inline.
Supported document types that can be converted are Word (DOC, DOCX), PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX), Excel (XLS, XLSX), and PDF (PDF).
Inline assignment grading is available only with submitted files, not for content created using the content editor.
The converted document is displayed in a viewer on the Grade Assignment page. Formatting and embedded images of the original document are preserved in the conversion.
The viewer is supported on current versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. No plug-in or other application is necessary.
If a student has uploaded a file that is not in a format supported by the inline viewer, you are prompted to download the file in question. You will not see the inline viewer.
The inline viewer is powered by a third-party, cloud-based technology called Crocodoc.
Student file submissions are stored in your Learn instance, as always. A copy of the submission is transmitted to the Crocodoc cloud service for conversion. The converted version of the document lives in the cloud on servers managed by Crocodoc.
No personally identifiable data about students is sent to Crocodoc. Learn retrieves a document ID from Crocodoc and assigns it to the document. That mapping of Document ID to user, course, assignment, and attempt is tracked locally in Learn. None of that data is available to Crocodoc. All that is transmitted to Crocodoc is the file for conversion. The converted file is stored in the Crocodoc service, as are any annotations made on the converted file.
You can grade assignments anonymously to ensure impartial evaluation of student work. For example, an opinion-based assignment that you grade anonymously may offer students a higher level of comfort when expressing themselves.
In anonymous grading, all identifying information is hidden and attempts appear in random order. Each student is assigned a number, such as Student 8.
To grade anonymously from the Needs Grading page:
To grade anonymously from the Grade Center:
To grade anonymously from the Grade Assignment page:
If a student has submitted the maximum number of attempts for an assignment, but you want to give them another opportunity, you can invite them to submit again.
To allow an additional attempt:
The Allow Additional Attempt function only appears if the student has already submitted the maximum number of attempts allowed for that assignment. You can continue to offer opportunities to resubmit attempts each time the student reaches that maximum number. You do not have to grade previous attempts to allow a student to submit again.
Alternatively, click Ignore Attempt to ignore the attempt’s score in grade calculations and not count it against the maximum number of attempts.
If you allowed multiple attempts for an assignment, and a student has submitted all attempts, they appear in the grade cell's contextual menu.
All attempts appear in the contextual menu for the grade's cell.
On the Grade Assignment page, you can see how many attempts users have submitted next to their names on the action bar.
Click Attempts to access other attempts. If you associated a rubric with the assignment, you can open it to refer to while grading.
After selecting an attempt, type a grade and feedback, and submit. The next attempt appears in the content frame.
If the one of the multiple attempts is ungraded, the exclamation mark remains in the cell along with the last graded attempt.
After you complete grading the attempts, the last attempt's grade appears in the cell by default. The last attempt’s grade also appears on the Grade Assignment page.
To change the displayed grade to the first attempt, highest grade, lowest grade, or an average of attempts, access the Grade Center column's contextual menu, select Edit Column Information, and select the attempt to score from the Score attempts using drop-down list.
My Grades shows students their scores on the most recently graded assignment attempt, or your selection in the Score attempts using drop-down list, as soon as that item is scored.
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