ARCHIVED: In Oncourse, how do I assign grading permissions to AIs/TAs?

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Instructors and assistants can assign grading permissions to any users with the AI/TA or Librarian + role. By default, AIs/TAs and librarians with grading privileges can grade anything in their assigned groups or sections. You can override the default and assign customized grading permissions for each AI/TA or Librarian + user.

Note:
For tools besides the Gradebook that involve grading (e.g., Forums, Assignments), the regular permissions for those tools work in concert with the grader permissions described here in slightly different ways for each tool; see Notes for specific tools below for details.

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Note:
To complete these procedures, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. If you're not sure what your role is, see the "Role" column in the Roster tool. For permissions, see ARCHIVED: What can I do in read-only Oncourse?

Adding customized permissions

You can set grading permissions either from Gradebook or from Assignments; either way, they will apply to all tools involving grading.

From the Gradebook tool

  1. Make sure you have assigned the role of AI/TA or Librarian + to the appropriate users; if not, see ARCHIVED: Changing participant roles or ARCHIVED: Adding, editing, or removing participants.
  2. In the menubar, click Gradebook.
  3. In the Gradebook tool, click Permission Settings. (If this link does not appear, no users have been assigned the AI/TA or Librarian + role.)
  4. On the "Grader Permission Settings" screen, under "Select a grader to edit:", select the name of the user whose permissions you'd like to adjust.
  5. Once you've selected someone, click Add a rule. If prompted, click OK -Continue to acknowledge that you want to override the default settings for this user.
  6. Use the drop-down lists next to "can" to select the permitted activity (i.e., Grade, View) and, if available, the Gradebook category. Use the final drop-down list to select a section or group.
  7. To add more permissions, click Add a rule and make your selections from the drop-down lists.

    To delete a rule, click the red button to its right.

  8. When you're finished, click Save Changes.

From Assignments

  1. In Assignments, click Grader Permissions.
  2. On the "Grader Permission Settings" screen, click Customize next to the role whose permissions you'd like to change.
  3. Follow steps 4-8 above.
  4. To return to the assignment list, click close, and then Return to List.

Editing or deleting customized permissions

You can edit or delete customized permissions using either the Gradebook or Assignments tools, regardless of which you used when you set the permissions. To do so, follow the instructions above, adding or deleting rules for each user as necessary.

To delete all customized permissions for a user, click the red button to the right of each of the rules next to the person's name. Note that doing so restores the default grading permissions based on group or section assignments, rather than removing all grading permissions. To restrict a user from all grading activity, some options are:

  • Change the person's role
  • Add a rule to allow the person to view (but not grade) items in the person's own group
  • Create a category in the Gradebook with no items in it, and give the person permission to grade or view only that category

Notes for specific tools

  • Assignments: The grader permissions described above set only the ability to actually assign a grade; the ability to see and provide feedback on student submissions is controlled by the general tool permissions. For example, if you want to give a grader permission to grade students in all groups, follow the instructions above to set the grading permissions for All Sections/Groups, and also, in Assignments, click Permissions (not Grader Permissions). Make sure that the role that grader has is granted the View all groups permission, which allows the person to see everything in every group. For more, see ARCHIVED: Changing permissions for a tool.
  • Forums: Permissions in the Forums tool are assigned to individual forums or topics. In addition to the proper Gradebook permissions set as described above, make sure that the role of your grader(s) has the Post to Gradebook permission for each forum or topic you want them to grade.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 15:39:20.

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