ARCHIVED: Using Oncourse Assignments, how do I grade or return an assignment or review a student's status?

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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?

You can grade an assignment with or without returning it to the student, and you can return it with or without a grade. The basic steps are the same:

  1. In the menubar, click Assignments. You'll see a list of assignments. The "In/New" column displays the number of submissions that have come in from students (the "In" value) and the number of new submissions (the "New" value) for each assignment. To begin grading an assignment, click the number in the "In/New" column, or click the Grade link under the name of your assignment.
  2. To view a student's submission and start grading, click the student's name.

    Under "Submitted Text", you'll see the student's submitted text. If applicable, under "Submitted Attachments", you'll see links to files the student submitted.

    Note: If a student has saved an assignment as a draft, you will be unable to see the text of the student's draft, but you will still be able to assign a grade.

  3. To leave comments, you have the following options:
    • You can add comments to the student's submitted text. No special formatting will be applied automatically in the instructor view, so you may want to differentiate the text of your comments in some way. Comments will be highlighted in yellow when displayed to the student.
    • Under "Assignment Feedback", you can enter summary comments in the text box (no special formatting is required).
    • When assigning a grade, you will have the option to add additional comments; see step 6. These comments will be transferred to the Gradebook tool when you release the assignment's grades and feedback.
  4. To add an attachment to return with the grade, click Add Attachments. See ARCHIVED: Options for adding attachments.
  5. To allow the student to resubmit the assignment, click Override Assignment-Level Settings to display the override options. Check Override assignment-level settings?, and then, from the "Number of Submissions Remaining" drop-down list, select the number of resubmissions you would like to assign. If desired, you can extend the due date by checking the box and selecting a new date.
  6. To assign a grade, in the "Gradebook Details" section at the bottom of the page, type the desired grade and comments.
  7. To make the student's assignment grade immediately available, click Save and Release Feedback. To save your changes (without returning the grade to the student), click Save.

    You can also click Cancel to cancel any changes and return to the assignment list.

  8. When you're finished grading and adding comments, you can click << Previous to go to the previous student's submission, Next >> to go to the next student's submission, or Return to Submission List to return to the list of submitted assignments.

    Note: To assign the same grade to all ungraded participants, next to the Apply grade to all ungraded button, enter a grade, and then click Apply grade to all ungraded.

  9. When you have finished grading assignments and adding comments, you can release them to students using the Release Grades and Release All Student Feedback links located above the list of submissions. If you decide that you do not want to have the grades and comments released, you can click Retract Grades or Retract All Student Feedback.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 15:58:41.

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