How do I add PostEm feedback?

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:

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

Once you have created your file, you can modify and update it as you wish, as long as you stay within the guidelines above.

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

Example of a properly formatted CSV file.

  1. First row contains column headings.
  2. First column contains student usernames in lower case.

Go to PostEm

Go to PostEm

Select the PostEm tool from the Tool Menu of your site.

Note: The PostEm tool is sometimes named Feedback.

Select Add.

Select the Add tab.

Enter a Title.

Enter a 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 your file.

Select your file.

Select the Choose a CSV file or URL from Resources button to choose a file.

Choose a file.

You may select a file that you have already uploaded to your site, or select the Choose File button to locate the file on your computer and select it for upload.

Select Continue.

Release feedback and Post.

Release feedback and Post.

Check the box next to Release feedback to participants? and then select Post.

Verify the upload.

Verify the upload.

You will be prompted to verify your file upload. The first row of data will be previewed for you. If everything looks correct, select Save; if not, select Back, make changes to your CSV file, and upload it again.  

View uploaded feedback item.

Find row for uploaded feedback item, and select the View link.

 

Example of uploaded CSV feedback file.

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