This article will go over grading workflows and commonly used grading options and features. Since grading and feedback are usually done at the same time they'll be covered together in the grading workflows.

Topics Covered In This Article

  • Grading Workflows

    • Online Grading: Grade and provide feedback for each submission individually online. Feedback may be provided by using the online form or by downloading the submission, adding feedback, and uploading it.

    • Offline Grading: Download all student submissions to your computer. This will allow you to add feedback directly to the files and then upload these files for feedback. At the same time you can download a grading worksheet to record grades, which can also be uploaded to Moodle to enter student grades.

    • Online Quick Grading: Allows you to enter grades and feedback directly into the submissions table. This strategy works well if you simply want to enter grades and or online feedback (but not upload a feedback file) for each student.

  •  Other Grading Options

Grading Workflows

Online Grading

Online grading allows you to grade and provide feedback for each submission individually online. Feedback may be provided by using the online form or by downloading the submission, adding feedback, and uploading it.

If the assignment is a group assignment, online grading allows you to automatically apply the grade and feedback to the group.

Steps:

Navigate to the assignment and then click on the Grade button.

grade button

You'll be taken to the new assignment grading page, which has the same information as the old assignment grading page but looks different. (click to see full-sized image)

grading screen

Optional: you may click on the filter button in the top right to show only certain students such as those with assignments which require grading.

grading filter

From the submission block, you can view the student's online text submission and the student's file submission.

student submission

Enter the student grade and feedback. You may enter online feedback directly into the text box or upload a feedback file (or both).

instructor feedback

If the assignment is a group assignment you'll have the option to apply the grade and feedback to everyone in the group.

feedback to group

When you're finished grading and providing feedback look to the bar at the bottom. Tick the Notify students box if you'd like the student to receive an email notification that the assignment has been graded. Click the Save changes button. Note that if you try to leave this page after making changes without saving it, you'll be prompted to Save and Continue.

save changes

You may advance to the next student by clicking on the Next button at the top right. If you set a filter, it will jump to the next student with your filter setting. Alternatively, you may choose a user from the Change user menu to jump directly to a specific student.

next student

The process may be repeated until all students are graded.

Offline Grading

Offline grading allows you to download all student submissions to your computer. You may add feedback directly to these files and upload these files for feedback when you're finished grading. At the same time you can download a grading worksheet to record grades, which can also be uploaded to Moodle when you're finished grading to enter student grades.

View more information on the offline assignment grading workflow here.

Online Quick Grading

Quick grading allows you to enter grades and feedback directly into the submissions table. This strategy works well if you simply want to enter grades and/or online feedback (but not upload a feedback file).

Steps:

Navigate to the assignment and then click on the View all submissions button.

view all submissions

Enable quick grading by scrolling down to Options and ticking the box for Quick grading.

quick grading

Once quick grading is enabled, you will be able to enter grades and feedback comments directly into the submissions table.

enter grades

In this particular example, the student has submitted a video link for her assignment. As the grader, you can watch the video and enter a grade and feedback into the submissions table.

video assigment

Optional: If you'd like to notify students that their grades and feedback have been submitted, set Notify students to Yes under the submissions table.

Finally, click the Save all quick grading changes button to save your changes. Note that Moodle will automatically log you out after a couple hours of inactivity, so save your changes if your grading session takes longer or if you plan to be away from your computer.

save quick grade changes

Other Grading Options

Marking Workflow

Marking workflow allows you to show grades and feedback to all students at the same time.

For more information on marking workflow click here.

Granting Extensions

How to grant extensions to students when using a Moodle assignment activity.

Steps:

Navigate to the assignment and then click on the View all submissions button. 

view all submissions

In the Edit column for the student you wish to grant the extension, click on Edit, and then click Grant extension.

grant extension

Tick the Enable box to enable the extension, enter in the Extension due date, and click the Save changes button.

enable extension

Returning to the submission table, you should see in the Status column that an extension has been granted to this student.

extension granted

Advanced Grading

More information on assignment grading with the marking guide rubric.

More information on assignment grading with the plain rubric.