Moodle 3.2: New Features in Assignment Detailed Grading Page
Applies to: Moodle 3.2.
The layout and navigation of the assignment detailed grading page has changed in Moodle 3.2. This article will explain those changes.
- Accessing Detailed Grading
- Using the Detailed Grading Page
On the assignment description page there are two separate buttons in Moodle 3.2 where once was a single text link.
- View all submissions takes you to the assignment submissions table with student name, email address, and submission. To get to the detailed grading view from this table, click the Grade button in the row of any student you wish to assess.
- Grade takes you directly into the detailed grading view for the FIRST student submission listed in the course every time you click this button. We DO NOT recommend using this option unless you want to go the detailed grading page for the first student in your course list.
The detailed grading page has a whole new look:
Navigate back to the course site or assignment details page
- Click the course title to return to the course home page.
- Click the assignment name to go back to the assignment description page. Do not use the back button in your browser.
See current student detailed grading page
- The student's name and any due date/time of the submission is found in the center of top banner.
Navigate to other student submissions
- To move to another student's page, you must use the Change user menu at the top right corner of the page.
- Use the right blue triangle to advance to the next user; use the left blue triangle to go to the previous user.
- Use the small black triangle to expand the full list of users and select a specific student.
- Filter the submission type within the detailed grading page using the funnel icon just below the Change user text box.
The right column of the detailed grading page contains the assignment submission file, any rubric or grading guide, the feedback comments text box, and the feedback files upload box.
Give feedback via comments, rubric, or grading guide
- Type the score for the assignment in the Grade box just below the assignment submission information.
- If you are using a rubric or grading guide, evaluate the submission and enter comments in the rubric or grading guide. The score will be automatically saved in the Grade box.
- Each grading or feedback box has a zoom in/out icon to expand the area to a full size to make typing and editing your feedback easier.
If students have uploaded a PDF file to the assignment area, the PDF will appear in the main part of the detailed grading page. A PDF submission document can be highlighted and commented on with the tools in the annotator top menu bar.
If the student has uploaded more than one PDF file, use the page selection arrows to advance between PDF files.
If another file type has been uploaded (.docx, .rtf, .txt), the main part of the page will appear bank even though you may see a message saying “Generating a PDF” when opening the detailed grading page. See Require Students to Upload a Specific File Type for Assignments to learn how to set up assignments to accept only PDF files.
- At the bottom of each detailed grading page are three options:
- The Notify students option is set in the assignment settings. This checkbox is reflecting that choice. You can change it individually here or for all students by returning to the assignment settings.
- Save changes is the required action to complete grading the assignment in the detailed view. If you try to change to another student without saving, a warning will appear. After you click Save changes, you must use the Change user menu to move to another student. The detailed grading page will not advance automatically to the next student.
- Reset will clear all feedback comments, rubric, and grading guide scores and comments with one click.
Set up your page view
- There are three different ways that you can view this grading page. Click on the options founds at the bottom, right-hand corner of the page:
- The left icon fills the screen with the right column grading/feedback tables.
- The middle icon spits the screen with the document and grading tables (this is the default view).
- The right icon fills the screen with the document for annotation.