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Evaluate assignment submissions

Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. On the Assignments page, click on the assignment you want to evaluate submissions for, or click on the downward-facing arrow beside the assignment name, and select 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)

If the file does not load in the browser, download it to your computer, and view it separately, using the appropriate software.

  1. Enter a score for the submission.
  2. Enter written feedback if necessary.
  3. 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 reportscreating rubrics for your assignments, and grading using a rubric.

Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. On the Assignments page, click on the assignment you want to evaluate submissions for, or click on the downward-facing arrow beside the assignment name, and select View Submissions.
Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. For the student you wish to evaluate, click on either View Submission, or on the far right, click on Evaluate (both take you to the same place).
Evaluate a student's assignment submission
  1. The submission will load in the left pane of the evaluation screen.

  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 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.

  5. When you are ready to evaluate the next student's submission, click on Next Student in either the upper right or lower right of the page.

Before you even start grading papers that have been submitted in person or presentations, you may want to quickly mark those students who have submitted or presented as "complete". This will enable you to see at a glance how many students have yet to complete the assignment.

  1. Go to Assessment > Assignment, and click on the assignment name to see the list of students.
  2. To mark those students who have completed the assignment, scroll down the list of student names, and select the checkbox to the left of each student's name.
  3. Click on the Mark as Complete link, located above the list of students.

You can now see the date/time that each of these students was marked as complete.

You may wish to check in or remind students who have not yet submitted their assignment or presented in class. Once you have marked the students who have completed their assignment as "complete", this is quite easy.

  1. Click on the grey Email Users Marked Incomplete button. 
  2. A message window will open with the students added in the BCC field. Type in a subject line, compose the email message and click on Send. You will receive a copy of this message in your Ryerson email inbox.

1. In your course shell, go to Assessment > Assignments.

2. Click on the assignment name to view the list of students.

3. To evaluate a particular student, to the right of the student's name, click on Evaluate.

4. Scroll down to the Evaluation and Feedback section of the page.
 
5. Type the grade into the Score field.
 
6. If desired, you can type any feedback into the Feedback field. You can also attach a file or record audio feedback, if you wish.
 
7. If you are not ready to publish grades to the gradebook, click on the Save Draft button. If you are done, click on the Publish button.

Before you publish, you may wish to make sure the grade item is hidden, so that you can make sure that all students see their grade at the same time.
 
8. To evaluate the next student, click on Next Student, located in either the upper right or lower right of the page. To return to the list of students, click on the blue Back to Submissions button.
 
If you saved evaluations as Draft, make sure you publish grades to the gradebook when you are done grading. Also, when you are ready for students to see their grades, make sure that the grade item is visible.
 

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.