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Grading Submissions in D2L

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. 
  5. Type or paste qualitative comments in the Feedback field.
  6. Select Add a File and to upload a feedback file. 
  7. Save your work.
    • Select Save Draft to hide feedback from students.
    • Select Publish to make the feedback available to students.
  8. Select Next Student to assess the next student's file or Back to Folder Submissions if done reviewing files.

Give Audio Feedback on a File Submitted to the Submission Folder

Note Adobe Flash Player and a working microphone connected to the computer are needed for this function to work.

  1. Open the student's submission within the Submissions area.
  2. Select the Record Audio button under the "Feedback field."
  3. Enable audio input through Adobe Flash by selecting Allow and selecting Remember. (This step is only necessary the first time you record audio.)
  4. Select New Recording when ready to speak.
  5. Select Stop Recording when finished.
  6. Select the play button to preview the recording.
  7. NOTE: If you do not see the play button, you might need to expand the dialog window by dragging the lower corner.

  8. Select Add when satisfied with the recording.
  9. Select Save.

Give Feedback to Students who haven't Submitted Files to 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.


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