Gradebook - set up a feedback template for offline or online marking (assignments & forums)

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This entry relates to the Gradebook.

Marking guides (or rubrics, checklists, feedback forms) address the assessment criteria and standards of performance. The topic coordinator may provide a marking guide in an assignment or forum.

When marking an assignment, you can use either an offline or online marking guide. When marking a forum, you can use one of the online marking guides.

Offline marking options

Online marking options

Good practice guides and tip sheets

Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to assessment-related resources are provided below. 

Inspirational and engaged teaching

 


Set up an assignment for offline marking using a feedback template

Uploading a feedback template (usually a Word document) will allow you (later, during the marking process) to download a zip folder containing a copy of the marking guide for each student with the correct naming convention to be uploaded back into the assignment. FLO refers to these as feedback files. You will then be able to complete the feedback file (marking guide/rubric etc) for each student, zip up all feedback files and return to FLO in a one-step process.

  1. Create an assignment (Turn editing on > Add an activity or resource > Assignment)

  2. On the settings page, look for the Feedback template option (under Feedback types)

  3. Click Add to upload a file, and select the file on your computer. Alternatively, you can drag the file from your computer onto the file upload box

    assignment - feedback template dropbox

  4. Click Save and display

 


Set up an assignment/forum for online marking using advanced grading

First, you need to decide which advanced grading method best suits your needs – a marking guide, rubric or checklist (see examples below). You can experiment with all of them, but once you have set up one type you will lose the settings you created if you switch to another type (ie you will have to build the new one from scratch).


Set up – all options (marking guide / rubric / checklist)

In an assignment

  1. Create an assignment (Turn editing on > Add an activity or resource > Assignment)

  2. Open the Grade settings section,

  3. Choose ChecklistMarking guide or Rubric from the Grading method menu 

  4. Click Save and display

  5. Click the cog in the top-right corner of the screen, and select Advanced grading

  6. On the Advanced grading page, select Define a new grading form from scratch

    define new grading form

In a forum

  1. Create a forum (Turn editing on > Add an activity or resource > Assignment)

  2. Open the Whole forum grading section

  3. Choose point or scale from the Grade menu

  4. Choose Checklist, Marking guide or Rubric from the Grading method menu

  5. Click Save and display

  6. Click the cog in the top-right corner of the screen, and select Advanced grading

  7. Select Define a new grading form from scratch
    define new grading form




Marking guide example

A marking guide allows for a comment and score against each criterion. The score is determined based on marker discretion, out of a maximum score for each criterion. You can also set up frequently used comments. Build a marking guide

demonstration

 


Rubric example

A rubric allows for a number of performance standards, a score and a comment for each criterion. The score is prescribed based on the performance standard reached. Build a rubric

rubric example

 


Checklist example

A checklist allows for a series of items (ie criterion) and point values for each. The maximum value of the checklist is equal to the sum of all items. Students are awarded either all or no points for each item. Build a checklist

Checklist example

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