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Evaluate assignment submissions

Evaluate assignment submissions

Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. On the Assignment Submission Folders page, click on the folder you want to evaluate submissions for or click View Submissions.
Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. Select the file you wish to evaluate.
Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. Depending on the file type, the submission may appear directly in the browser. The following file types are compatible with the document viewer:
    • MS Word (DOC, DOCX)
    • MS PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX, PPS)
    • Adobe Acrobat (PDF, PDFS)
    • Web (HTM, HTML)
    • Plain text (TXT)
    • Images (BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG)
  2. Enter a score for the submission.
  3. Enter written feedback if necessary.
  4. Select Publish when you're ready to release your feedback. Click Save as Draft if you want to publish at a later date (students won't be able to see grades or feedback until you click Publish). You can bulk publish at a later time from the Submissions page.

 

Learn more about additional functionality such as enabling Turnitin for assignments, checking originality reports, and creating rubrics for your assignments.

Bulk publish assignment feedback

If you want to hide grades and feedback for all your students' assignments, you can click Save as Draft while you mark. This will save your marks/comments while hiding them from students.

When you're ready to publish all of the feedback, you can bulk publish feedback.

Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. Go back to the Submissions page for the assignment where you can see all of the assignments. These steps will publish all feedback on the page. If you have many assignments, you may need to adjust how many assignments are shown per page. If you have more than 200 assignments (the max. number you can view per page), you will need to repeat these steps for every page.
  2. Check off the top box to select all assignments to publish.
  3. Click Publish Feedback.

Instructors may provide feedback directly within a student's submission (e.g. making track changes in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat) and upload the feedback as an attachment. See the tutorial for instructions to download assignment submissions.

Evaluate a student's assignment submission

To upload individual feedback files: 

  1. On the Assignments Submission Folders page, click on the folder you want to evaluate submissions for or click View Submissions.
Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. Select the file you wish to upload feedback for.
Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. Enter a score for the submission.
  2. Click "Add a File" to upload a feedback file (e.g. a Word Doc
  3. Select Publish.

It is possible to upload all feedback files simultaneously, however the naming convention must be accurate so Brightspace can assign the correct file to the correct student.

Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. When downloading the students' submissions (see tutorial: Download assignment submissions), note the naming convention of the files once unzipped. Each student has their own folder and each folder begins with a unique code that identifies the student (e.g. 7627-9289). You will need these codes in order to proceed.
Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. For each feedback file you wish to upload, copy the corresponding student code (e.g. 7627-9289) to the beginning of the feedback file.
    • For example, if your feedback file is called "JDoe-Assignment1-Feedback.doc", and the student's unique code is 7627-9289, the filename must read "7627-9289 - JDoe-Assignment1-Feedback.doc".
Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. Upload the feedback files by clicking on the appropriate assignment folder on the Assignments Submission Folders page.
Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. Click Add Feedback Files
Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. Drag and drop all feedback files or click Upload and select the appropriate files. 
  2. Click Add.

Be sure to check if the feedback was correctly assigned! We recommend reviewing the submissions of a couple of students and check that the appropriate feedback file has been uploaded.

To proceed with the rest of the grading, enter a score and select Publish.

 

PC Users will follow the same steps above with the following exceptions:

  • After downloading the files and adding feedback to the documents, save the files and folders with the same names as downloaded. Do not change any of the file/folder names. Zip the folder and proceed to Step 3.
  • When adding the feedback files in Step 5, simply add the zipped folder of all the feedback files.