iLearn assignments have a grading feature that allows for multiple forms of comments and feedback. In addition, the grading feature provides filters to quickly find students that need to be graded.
If you are looking for how to set up an assignment, please view the guide to creating an iLearn assignment instead.
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Note: Because grading is highly dependent on how you've set up your assignment settings, this guide is not formatted in a typical step-by-step fashion. How you grade and provide feedback is unique to how you've set up your assignment, so general guidance will be given.
Note: Assignments can be set up to be graded with rubrics. To learn more about grading with a rubric, please view the grading with rubrics guide.
Overview of the user interface
The number of submissions that need to be graded are shown when you select the link for the assignment on the course page. Selecting the blue Grade button will take you to the grading interface.
The grading interface is broken up into two main columns. The column on the left shows the paper the student submitted. The column on the right shows the grading tools according to your assignment settings. The student's information is shown at the top (blurred in the screenshot)
Along the top of the left side where the paper is shown are a set of annotation tools that can be used to annotate directly on the student's paper, including highlighting, circling, and making comments. It's useful to think of comments in this toolbar as more of a sticky note that you are placing on the paper.
At the left-most corner of this set of tools are a set of arrows and a button for changing pages. If the student's submission is more than one page long, use these arrows to navigate back and forth through the paper. Alternatively, clicking on the button that says Page # of # will let you navigate to a specific page.
In the upper right corner is a drop down menu that has a list of students and a filter icon that you can use to filter what students you want to see.
This drop down menu only shows 30 students at a time. However, if you start typing in a student's name into the box, it will automatically start searching for students based on their name.
The filter icon allows you to filter the list by status. Setting the filter to Requires grading is a quick way to see who you have left to grade.
Entering grades and overall comments
The rightmost column contains the fields for the grade and feedback. This is also where a rubric would show if you have one configured. Enter your grade and your overall feedback here.
Note that the feedback comments box is like any other text box in iLearn. You can insert images, format your text, or upload a video response via iLearn video.
If so configured, feedback files can be added to the student's feedback by dragging and dropping into the box that appears at the bottom of this column.
When you are finished grading and want to save, select Save changes at the bottom of the page.
Marking the Notify students checkbox will send that specific student an email informing them that you have entered a grade for this assignment.
Viewing all submissions
If instead of viewing a single submission you want to see the full list of students and all of the submissions at a glance, select view all submissions instead.
The view all submissions page has a list of students, a date and time they made a submission, and a blue grade button next to each student.
Selecting the blue grade button next to a student's submission will take you to the previously discussed grading interface.
The filter at the top of the page allows you to filter by student first name or last name.
Note that this filter also affects the grading page, so if you appear to be missing students on the grading page, check to see if you have a filter enabled.
For additional assistance, contact Academic Technology: (415) 405-5555, firstname.lastname@example.org, LIB 80