Teacher views the turned-in/ uploaded assignments, assigns grades and provides feedback.
Student gets a notification email informing them about the teacher feedback.
Students confidentially view the grades and teacher feedback.
In this section, we will learn how to :
Use the “ Add an assignment” function in a Moodle course.
Associate grades with assignments.
Set the assignment parameters for submission and email.
Review student uploaded assignments.
Assignments allow you to specify a task that requires students to prepare digital/ electronic content (Word document, excel sheet, power-point, video, audio file etc..) and turn it in by uploading it to the server. Typical assignments include essays, projects, reports and so on. Before students can upload any documents, you first have to set an assignment. Adding/editing an assignment
To set an assignment:
Open you course page…
Turn editing on from the top right of the page.
Choose the block or the week where you want the assignment to appear.
Go to “Add an activity…”
Select an option such as “upload a single file” (found below “ Assignments ”).
Adding/editing an assignment If you choose “ upload a single file ” a new screen will open where you can enter an assignment name and assignment question/task. See next slide for more details…
The grading scale for the assignment is specified here. Choosing a number will become the maximum grade for this assignment . Apart from the numbers, you can provide descriptive text (i.e. Not satisfactory, Satisfactory, Outstanding…) If you will not be giving a grade for the assignment, choose No Grade. Prevent late submissions: Set to "No“, assignments can be submitted after the due date, but will be marked as “late.” Set to "Yes", assignment submissions will be blocked after the due date. Email alert to teachers: Check yes to receive emails when a submission is made. Please make sure to save your preferences : Adding/editing an assignment
This is where students can turn in/upload assignments.
Accepted formats include word documents, spreadsheets or anything in digital format .
After students upload a file, you (the teacher) will be able to open it and use Moodle to assign a grade and to offer comments as feedback.
Students may submit a file as many times as they like up until the due date. Only the latest file is retained, and this is the one you will grade..
Adding/editing an assignment
Two assignments have been submitted (see top right).
Click on view submitted assignments to start the review and grading process. A new page will open where you can enter grading.
To grade you have TWO OPTIONS:
1- Basic Grading
2- Quick Grading
Adding/editing an assignment
Now we will learn how to:
Assign grades to individual students/ participants.
Provide feedback to one student at a time.
To grade or mark a submission, click on the “ Grade ” link opposite a particular student's name. A pop-up window will appear, which will contain the grade and a feedback area. See next slide for an example. Basic grading assignments:
Once you've reviewed the student's assignment, pick the grade for the assignment from the dropdown list. (You set the scale when you first created the assignment.) You can type your comments in the feedback area. When you're done, click " Save and show next “. This will take you to the next student. Basic grading assignments: Pop-up window
What is Quick grading ?
Assign grades using a multiple students display screen.
Provide feedback on one multiple entry page.
View and edit grades.
You may activate " quick grading " by checking the box at the bottom right of the submissions page (see orange circle).
Then click “ Save preferences .”
This enables you to quickly grade multiple assignments all on one page, rather than one by one in a new window.
Add the grades and comments. When you're done, click " Save all my feedback " at the bottom of the page.
After saving information, click “ update ” to edit comments or grading, if necessary.
See next slide for more details.
Quick grading assignments:
For each student, you will see a link to a file if they have turned in/ uploaded assignments.
Once you have viewed their submission, you can then select a grade from the dropdown list , and enter your feedback and comments in the box next to it. Do the same for the rest of the students.
Check the box “ send notification emails ” so students will be sent an email to let them know that there is feedback available for them.
Grades and comments are not stored until you select “ Save all my feedback. ”
Quick grading assignments:
Let’s review what students see... Grader...
This is the confidential Student View of a graded assignment.
This is the confidential Student View of all assignments for the course.
Let’s review what the teacher will see and how to generate an Excel report of grades. Grader...
This is the Teacher view of the Grader report. You can sort students by first name or surname and see the status of submissions and grades. At the bottom right, you can also check “allow quick grading” for multiple entries.
This is the Teacher View that you will see within the Grader report. You can export your Grader report to an Excel sheet in simple text.format (.txt). To do so, go to the dropdown menu on the top left of the grader report. “ Choose an action ”. Select “ Export to Excel spreadsheet ” and choose the “ grade items to be included ” and click download.
How to establish your grader viewing preferences
How to establish preferences for input of grades
Open a course page and look under the Administration block .
Click on Grades to go to the Grader report or Preferences tabs.
Grader report and preferences:
Grader report: This tab opens to a default page view of the Grader report (see below). To make changes to the grade preferences, click on the My report Preferences tab.
Preferences: The “My report preferences” tab enables teachers to set the grader report display. General Quick grading: Allows for ease in entering assigned grades for all students/participants on the same screen. Show Quick feedback: This does the same, but allows for typed in feedback. Students per page: This sets the number of students displayed per page in the grader report. If left empty, the site default will display 10 students per page. Aggregation position: To show this option (and other advanced settings) click the "Show/Hide advanced" button to the right. Options will appear as: Report default (set as Last) First - the course total column is the first column in the grader report Last - the course total column is the last column in the grader report Click on this icon for further details about how to set other preferences
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