Assignments that are ready to be graded are displayed under the Ready to Mark section of the Assignments tab.
When at least one student submits an assignment, the thumbnail is moved to Ready to Mark section.
Click on the thumbnail image of the assignment you want to grade. The Grading Breakdown page loads. This page summarizes how the students performed on this assignment. Here you can see the full list of students to whom you assigned this work; you can also see who has submitted their work as well as who has not.
The colored dots indicate whether assignment items were answered correctly (green), correct only partially (yellow), unattempted (light grey) or incorrectly (red). See the legend for the colours or hover you mouse on any dot to see the status. Total marks per assignments are calculated automatically and are displayed in the Score column. Please note that at this stage the results per answer as well as the total mark have been decided by the system, but your manual review and intervention may still be required.
If the assignment has questions that cannot be automatically graded (essays, open questions, drawings, etc.), the total grade is incomplete. You will need to mark these manually. Such questions are identified by dark grey dots and a tip “Manual Grading Required” when you hover your mouse on them. We’ll discuss that shortly.
To see a detailed report on the submitted work click on a student’s name from the list. You can see the answers that this particular student provided for each question, the correct answer to compare with and the mark the system automatically provided for an item unless it is requires manual grading.
Let’s take a closer look at some graded items.
As you can see, item 2 has been marked incorrect. However, based on the student’s answer for Item 2, Question 1, the mark should be awarded. In any circumstance when you disagree with the auto-grading results, you can change the mark.
To do this click on the Change Grade button. Fill in the score box with the new score you find appropriate. Note you cannot enter a value in excess of the maximum score for the question. Click the Save button and proceed to next question.
Questions that require manual grading are handled in a similar way. If you see the automatic mark is missing, click on the Change Grade button. Fill in the score box with the score you find appropriate. Click the Save button and proceed to next question.
When you have reviewed all the auto-marked questions, provided any manual marks, and made any necessary corrections, scroll to either the bottom or the top of the page and click the Publish button to publish all your changes. Then click the Back button in the upper right of the screen to return to the Grading Breakdown page.
On the Grading Breakdown page, the students’ total grade has changed to reflect the manual override. The change is also reflected in the color code for item 2 – before the override it was red, now it is yellow. This is now the total mark that will go to your LMS. Note that practice assignments will have the notation “N/A”, since practice assignments do not impact marks.
At this stage students still cannot see results of their work. You enable them to do so by clicking the Release Grades button.
When all the marking is complete, you are ready to release the grades to the students. This will enable students to see in detail how they performed on the assignment.
We recommend releasing the grades after all students have submitted their work and their results have been evaluated.
When you are ready open the Grading Breakdown page. As you can see here, every item has been graded for each student and the students’ total marks have been automatically calculated. Click on the Release Grades button to share the results with your students.
The students are now able to see their results. Students can see the answers they submitted, the correct answer, the mark you have awarded them, as well as their total score for the assignment.