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How do I add PostEm feedback?

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Instructors may use a comma-delimited (CSV) spreadsheet file to present individual feedback and/or grades to students. This spreadsheet file must follow a particular format:

  • The file must be saved in .CSV format. Microsoft Excel spreadsheets may be saved as CSV files.
  • The first row of the file must contain column headings; every column must have a heading.
  • The first column of the file must contain individuals' usernames in lower case.

Once a feedback file has been created, it may be updated any number of times, as long as its format stays within the guidelines above.

Tip: Instructors can download a CSV file that includes the student usernames under Gradebook > Import/Export > Export Gradebook. Instructors can also download a CSV file that includes the student usernames under Roster > Export.

Example of a properly formatted CSV file.

example csv file
  1. First row contains column headings.
  2. First column contains student usernames.

Select PostEm.

select post em

In the target Sakai site, select the PostEm tool from the Tool Menu.

Select Add.

select add

Select Add from the Actions Menu.

Enter a Title.

enter a file title

Enter a Title for the Feedback file. This is the title students will see when they go to PostEm to view their feedback.

Select a file.

Select Choose a CSV file.

select Choose a CSV file

Select the Choose a CSV file button to select the file.

Locate the file and select Open.

locate the file and select open

After locating and selecting the CSV file, select Open.

Select Continue.

select Continue

Select Continue.

Adjust feedback availability and post.

adjust availability and select Post
  1. Check the checkbox next to Feedback Availability to release feedback to students.
  2. Then, select Post.

Select Save.

select save

Verify the file upload. The first row of data is previewed. If everything looks correct, select Save.

View uploaded feedback item.

select view

Select the view link for the PostEm item.

Example of Uploaded CSV Feedback File

sample PostEm item

The first row contains column headings. The first column contains student usernames. A row of feedback is listed for each student.

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