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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.

Note: These instructions discuss Submissions grading processes in the updated evaluation experience. Because this is a beta update, there are some features to be aware of. First, only one rubric will show up during evaluation. If multiple rubrics are attached to a Submissions folder, D2L will show the rubric that comes first alphabetically. 

Second, while there is a button to record video feedback, this feature is not yet available.

To turn off the updated experience, locate the downward-facing arrow above the evaluation panel [A]. Select the arrow, then select Turn it off. Faculty are able to provide feedback about the updated experience if needed.

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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) Select the cloud icon to upload a feedback file [A]. 
    upload file cloud icon

    Note: While there is a button to record video feedback, this feature is not yet available.

  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.
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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.

Note: While there is a button to record video feedback, this feature is not yet available.

  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.

Give Feedback to Students without Submissions in a Submission Folder

  1. Select Submissions on the course navigation bar.
  2. Select the name of the submission folder.
  3. Select the Show Search Options link.
  4. Select the dropdown menu under "Submissions."
  5. Select Users without submissions.
  6. Select the search icon in the "Search For..." text box.
  7. Select the Evaluate link.

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 Submissions.​