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Grading Submissions in D2L

Files submitted to Submissions folders can be evaluated and given feedback in a number of ways. For information on annotating files in a Submissions folder, see Annotating Submissions.

For instances in which students are unable to submit a file to a folder, see Evaluating Students without Submissions in a Submission Folder

Grade Files Submitted to a Submission Folder

  1. Select Submissions on the course navigation bar.
  2. Select the name of the submission folder.
  3. Select the name of the file the student submitted.
  4. Enter a numeric value in the "Score" field. (See Grade Files with a Rubric if a rubric is attached to the folder.)
  5. Type or paste qualitative comments in the "Overall Feedback" field.
  6. (Optional) Use the icons in the tool bar [A] to add any files, links, video, or audio to the folder. Hover over the icons to see the function.
    add files toolbar
  7. Save feedback.
  8. Select Save Draft to hide feedback from students, or select Publish to make the feedback available to students.
  9. Select the arrow [A] to navigate to the next file or Back to Folder Submissions [B] if finished reviewing files.
    navigate between submissions icons

Grade Files in a Submission Folder with a Rubric

  1. Open the submission within the Submissions area.
  2. Select the rubric.
  3. The rubric will release within the submission window. For each criterion, use the evaluation panel to select the appropriate scoring level for the submission.
  4. Add qualitative feedback for any criterion by selecting the Add Feedback link under it.
  5. The overall score will populate in the "Overall Grade" field as the rubric is completed. Add any additional feedback.
  6. Select Save Draft to hide feedback from students, or select Publish to make the feedback available to students.
  7. Select the arrow to navigate to the next file or Back to Folder Submissions if finished reviewing files.

Give Audio Feedback on a File Submitted to a Submission Folder

A working microphone connected to the device is needed for this function to work.

  1. Open the submission within the Submissions area.
  2. Select the Record Audio button under the "Overall Feedback" field.
  3. Select New Recording when ready to speak.
  4. Select Stop Recording when finished.
  5. Select the play button to preview the recording.
  6. Select Add when satisfied with the recording.
  7. Select Save Draft to hide feedback from students, or select Publish to make the feedback available to students.
  8. Select the arrow to navigate to the next file or Back to Folder Submissions if finished reviewing files.

Evaluating Students without Submissions in a Submission Folder

If students have not submitted files to a submission folder, instructors can still provide feedback.

Give Feedback to Students without Submissions

  1. Select Submissions on the course navigation bar.
  2. Select the name of the submission folder.
  3. Select the Show Search Options link [A].
    search options
  4. Under "Submissions," use the dropdown menu to select Users without submissions [A].
  5. Select the magnifying class in the "Search For..." text box [A].
    search bar
  6. Select the Evaluate link for the student.

Add a File for a Student

While there is no way to submit a file to a submission folder on behalf of a student, there is a workaround to attach a file in instances where a student was not able to submit work on their own.

  1. Go to the Submissions area.
  2. Select the folder.
  3. Select Show Search Options.
  4. Under "Submissions," use the dropdown menu to select Users without submissions.
  5. Select the magnifying glass in the "Search For.." box.
  6. The page will refresh. There will a list of students who have not submitted work. Select Evaluate for the student for whom to submit a file.
  7. Under "Overall Feedback" select the upload icon [A].
    upload file icon
  8. Upload the file.
  9. Select Save Draft.
  10. Enter any feedback or evaluate the student.
  11. When finished, select Publish.

NEXT STEPS

Email students who did not submit work by the due date. For more information on how to do this, see Emailing Students via Submissio​ns.