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Provide grades and feedback for individual assignments

Teachers have various options for giving grades and feedback on individual assignments, and the options available when grading is established during the setup of the assignment activity.

Assignment activity

Here is a quick overview of the various settings options available in the assignment activity that are relevant to grading and feedback.

  1. Feedback Type Options – Here you have the option to select multiple forms of additional feedback.
    Feedback types
    1. Feedback Comments
      This gives a simple text field for feedback, or the ‘Comment inline’ can also be enabled
    2. Feedback Files
      This allows the upload of a file as feedback
    3. Offline Grading Worksheet
      This gives the option to download a worksheet to work on that can later be uploaded
  2. Grade Options
    Grading options
    1. Grade Types
      This is where the type of grade is selected. Some of these open additional grading options.
      • Point – a simple point range, gives additional ‘Maximum grade’ and ‘Grade to pass’ options.
      • Scale – opens option to select from Pre-set scales or, if setup, a custom scale 
      • None – no grade option
    2. Grading method
      This gives you the option to select from standard marking or one of the advanced marking options.
      • Simple Direct Grading
      • Marking Guide
      • Rubric
    3. Grade Category
      This allows allocation of a category for this grade in the grade book
    4. Grade to pass
      For use with completion tracking, also highlights pass and fail grades in the gradebook by colouring green and red respectively
    5. Blind marking
      Hides the students name from the marker, replacing with a unique identification number
    6. Use marking workflow
      This allows specified stages of marking to be completed before releasing grades.
      Note - Q mark states multiple marking rounds, not true
    7. Use Marking Allocation
      When using workflow allows allocation of submissions to different markers

After the students have submitted to the assignment you can begin the grading and feedback process. To access grading and feedback options for the individual assignment you can ether select the activity from its location on the Moodle course page, or select the assignment from within the gradebook. This will take you to the ‘Grading Summary’ page which gives an overview of the assignment.

Grading summary

From this page there are two grading options:

‘View all submissions’ - this takes you to a summary page showing each individual student, their submission status and from here you have the option to grade each individual.

‘Grade’ - takes you directly into the first assignment to begin the grading and feedback process.

Once you begin the grading process this is where your view will differ depending on the options that have been set.

Once you have completed the grading and feedback process using your preferred tools you can save your changes. Note when saving you have the option to notify the student that you have completed the marking process.

moodle feedback comments

The information on this page relates to Moodle v3.4 and was last updated February 2019.


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