How do I grade an assignment?

This article describes how to grade an assignment using the new grader interface. For instructions on grading using the older interface, please see How do I grade an assignment using the legacy grading interface?

Go to Assignments.

Select the Assignments tool from the Tool Menu in your site.

Select the assignment to grade.

Click the Grade option associated with an assignment.

Note: If you did not choose a grading scale for the assignment, View Submissions will be displayed to you rather than Grade.

Check the box next to Use new Grader to grade submissions.

Tip: If you open a submission to grade and don't see the new interface, try deselecting and then reselecting Use new Grader to grade submissions.

Select a student to grade.

Select a student to grade by clicking on their ID in the Student column.

View the student's inline submission, if available.

  1. Click Inline Submission to display the student's inline submission in the gradable area.
  2. The student's inline submission displays in the gradable area.

View the student's submitted attachment, if available.

  1. Click the attachment link to open it within the grader.
  2. View the attached submission in the gradable area.

Enter a grade.

Enter the score for the student's assignment in the Grade field. The maximum available points display to you next to the Grade field.

Or, grade with a rubric. (Optional)

If you associated this assignment with a grading rubric, click the rubric icon (Grading Rubric).

Image of the rubric grading area. Usage of selections in each criterion as well as comments are depicted.
  1. Click one item per rubric criterion.
  2. Optionally enter comments about your selection within each criterion. Click Done to save the comments.
  3. Click Done.

Enter feedback comments. (Optional)

To add feedback comments for the student, click Feedback Comment.

  1. Enter comments using the Rich Text Editor.
  2. Click Done.

Add a feedback attachment. (Optional)

To add a file attachment as part of feedback that will be available to the student, click Add Attachments and then attach a file from your device.

Add private notes. (Optional)

Click Private Notes to include additional information about your feedback for other instructors or TAs to view, but that will not be visible to the student,

  1. Enter comments using the Rich Text Editor.
  2. Click Done.

Allow resubmissions.

Image of the Allow Resubmission area. Allow Resubmission checkbox has been checked.

If you would like to allow the student to resubmit the assignment, check the Allow Resubmission box and specify the number of resubmissions allowed and the date until which they will be accepted.

Note: If you allowed resubmissions on the assignment when you created it, this information will be prepopulated with the default resubmission information for this assignment. Override the default resubmission settings for an individual student by changing the information in the Allow Resubmission area.

Save the score and feedback.

  1. Click Save to save the grade and feedback. This option does not release the grade to the student.
  2. Or, click Save and Release to Student to immediately release the grade and feedback to the student.

Tip: Some instructors prefer to release all of the grades and feedback at one time after they have finished entering grades for the entire class. See How do I release assignment grades? for more information about releasing all grades and feedback at one time.

Customize the grader navigation and display settings. (Optional)

Optionally, click the gear icon (Grader Settings) to customize the navigation and display settings so as speed up grading tasks.

  1. Use Navigate between students with submissions while navigating.
  2. Use Only show ungraded submissions while navigating.
  3. Use Dock the grader on the left to cause the grader and gradable area to swap locations.
  4. Use Please select a group to view submissions from a specific site group while navigating.