Grade assignments

How do I grade an assignment?

  1. In the ASSIGNMENTS tool, click the Grade link for the assignment you would like to grade.

    Note: If you have set the Grade Scale to "No Grade", the link will say View Submissions instead of Grade.

    Select the assignment to grade.
  2. Click on a student to grade.

    You will see a list of all the students in the class, along with the submission date, status, grade, and release columns for each student. You may sort by any of these columns by clicking on the title of the column if desired.

    Apply the same grade for all ungraded students.

    If you wish to apply the same grade to all ungraded students, enter the grade in the text box above the student list and click the Apply button. 

    Warning: Applying grades using this method cannot be undone. If you have a applied a grade to multiple students and wish to change it, you must adjust each student's grade manually.

    Select a student to grade.
  3. View student submission.

    The student submission will be displayed at the top of the page. Here, you will be able to view the student's submitted inline text and attachments.

    Note: To view student file attachments, you will need to click on the filename to download and open the file.

    View student submission.
  4. Enter grade.

    Enter the score for the student's assignment in the grade entry text box provided.

    Enter grade.
  5. Enter instructor comments.

    If you would like to include additional comments along with the grade, you may enter them into the Rich Text Editor under the "Instructor Summary Comments" section.

    Note: If the assignment is set to send grades to GRADEBOOK, comments will be sent along with them and will be viewable in GRADEBOOK. 

    Enter instructor comments.
  6. Return an attachment.

    If you would like to return a file attachment to the student with additional feedback, click on the Add Attachments button to browse for and select a file.

    Note: You may also click on Previous Returned Attachments to expand that section and view any other attachments that you have returned to a given student for this assignment.

    Return an attachment.
  7. Allow resubmissions.

    If you would like to allow the student to resubmit the assignment, you may check the Allow Resubmission box and specify the number of resubmissions allowed and the date until which they will be accepted.

    Note: If you allowed resubmissions on the assignment when you created it, the number of resubmissions allowed and the due date will be displayed on the submission page. However, you may override the default resubmission settings for an individual student by changing the information shown here.

    Allow resubmissions.Allow Resubmission
  8. Save grade.

    If you are finished grading and would like to release the information to the student, click the Save and Release to Student button.

    Alternatively, if you would like to save the grade but wait and release to the student at a later date, you may select the Save and Don't Release to Student button instead.

    Note: Some instructors prefer to release all of the grades at one time when they have finished entering grades for the whole class.

    Save grade.
  9. Navigate submissions.

    The Navigate Submission buttons appear at both the top and bottom of the page. You may use these buttons to jump to the Preview, Previous Ungraded, Next Ungraded, or Next student submission. Or, you can select Return to List to return to the full listing of all student submissions.

    Optionally, you may select the Navigate between students with submissions only check box to skip any students in the list without submissions.

    Note: When using the navigation buttons, any changes to grades or comments will automatically be saved.

    Navigate submissions.

How do I grade an assignment for a section/group?

  1. In the ASSIGNMENTS tool, click the Grade link for the assignment you would like to grade.

    Note: If you have set the Grade Scale to "No Grade", the link will say View Submissions instead of Grade.

    Select the assignment to grade.
  2. Select the group/section that you would like to grade from the "View" dropdown menu. The list of students will update to show only members of the selected group/section.

    Select a group to grade.
  3. To grade each student individually, follow the same steps listed under How do I grade an assignment?

    Alternatively, you can apply the same grade to each ungraded member of the group/section. Enter the grade in the text box above the list of students and click the Apply button.  

    Warning: Applying grades using this method cannot be undone. If you have a applied a grade to multiple students and wish to change it, you must adjust each student's grade manually.

    Apply grade to entire group