How do I add marks and feedback in Grade Centre for student work submitted online?

Before commencing the process of adding grades and feedback, ensure you have set the visibility to students of any grades and feedback in the column appropriately. 

If you will be returning feedback in media-based formats (e.g. audio or video feedback) please read this guidance.

[A video guide to uploading feedback for work submitted online]

Step 1: From the Control Panel, click to expand Grade Centre then select Full Grade Centre.

Step 2: In Grade Centre locate the column for the assignment set up for online submission.

Step 3: In the grade column, locate the cell for the student that you are providing a mark and feedback to. There should be a yellow exclamation mark within the cell. Click the chevron next to it, and select Attempt {date} .

If there are more than one attempt, you should be marking the last attempt. Attempts are listed from first to last, and the latest attempt will be the last in the list even if submitted on the same date.

Step 4: If the student's original file is in Word, PowerPoint, Excel or PDF format you will see the student's work displayed on the left of the screen. Use the Comment tools to annotate and markup the work with feedback. On the right of the screen is the Grading Panel. You may need to expand the Grading Panel by clicking the drop down arrow between the Attempt and Submission areas.

Use the Grading Panel to:

  • Enter a mark for the student's work in the Attempt box
  • Type feedback in the Feedback - Shown to Learner text box. In addition click on the 'paper clip'  button  to attach a document or file containing feedback, or click the 'A' button  to open a text editor to provide more formatted feedback
  • Share comments about the student's work with other instructors or graders by clicking the Add Notes link
  • Download the student's original file if you wish to read and annotate it offline

When you go into a marking session a 60 minute timer will start. After 55 minutes you will receive a 5 minute warning. Before the 60 minutes expires save the work as draft then refresh the page to start the countdown again. If you continue to add comments without saving the work, the comments will appear but they will not be saved. Any comments and annotations made within the initial 60 minutes will be automatically saved, and anything typed in the 'Feeback to User' box can be saved by clicking Submit or Save Draft.

Only comments and annotations added while you are connected to the internet will be successfully saved. Any comments added if your connection goes offline will not be saved and you will not be notifed of this.

Multiple markers can work simultaneously on the same marking session. The comments and annotations added by each marker will appear once you leave the marking session and re-enter. If comments are made in the 'Feedback to User' box by more than one marker, the comments made by the marker who most recently saved will display - and the same applies to the grade.

Step 5: Click Submit in the Grading Panel to save changes.

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