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How do I grade an assignment using the legacy grading interface?

Updated Dec 16, 2020

This article describes how to grade an assignment using the legacy grading interface. For instructions on grading using the new grader interface, please see How do I grade an assignment?

Go to Assignments.

Select Assignments from the site Tool Menu.

Select the assignment to grade.

Select Grade beneath the assignment name.

Note: If a grading scale has not been applied to an assignment, it will say View Submissions instead of Grade.

Uncheck the box next to Use new Grader to grade submissions.

The new Grader interface is the default setting, so this option may already be selected. Deselect the new Grader option by unchecking the box in order to use the older, legacy interface.

Select a student to grade.

A list of all the students in the class will be displayed, along with the submission date, status, grade, and release columns for each student. Sort by any of these columns by selecting the category title of the column.

Select the student name to grade their submission.

The navigation options at the top right of the page allow to quickly cycle through student submissions. Use the next and previous arrows to move to the next or previous student submission. Use the drop-down menu to jump to any student in the list or select Return to List to return to the full listing of all student submissions.

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

View student submission.

The student submission will be displayed at the top of the page.  

  1. The student's name, username, submission date, and graded status appear at the top of the submission.
  2. Next, under "Assignment Submission" the student's inline submission text (if applicable) is shown.  
  3. Under "Submitted Attachments," any attached files will appear.  The filename as well as the the file size and submission date are also shown.  

Note: To view student file attachments, select the filename to download and open the file.

Enter grade.

Enter the score in the grade entry text box provided.

Enter instructor comments.

To include additional comments along with the grade, use the Rich Text Editor to provide feedback in the Instructor Summary Comments section.

Return an attachment.

To return a file attachment to the student with additional feedback, select the Add Attachments button to browse for and select a file.

Note: If more than one attachment is returned to a particular student, select Previous Returned Attachments to expand that section and view any other attachments that were returned for this assignment.

Allow resubmissions.

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

Note: If  resubmissions were allowed on the assignment when you created it, this information will be prepopulated with the default resubmission information for this assignment. However, the default resubmission settings for an individual student can be overriden by changing the information shown here.

Save grade.

After completing grading, to release the information to the student, select the Save and Release to Student button.

Alternately, to save the grade but wait and release to the student at a later date, select the Save and Don't Release to Student button instead.

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

The navigation options at the top right of the page allow to quickly cycle through student submissions. Use the next and previous arrows to move to the next or previous student submission. Use the drop-down menu to jump to any student in the list or 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.

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