Assignment - manage student assignments (for marking)

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Manage the list of student assignments

If you have a large number of students, you can manage the list of student assignment submissions so that it becomes more usable, by applying filters or customising options.

Apply filters

You can filter the student list by group or by status.

1. By group

If you have a large number of students and multiple markers, you can set up your assignment so that you can easily filter students using the drop-down box in the top left of the screen.

grouping box

Markers can use this to ensure they are only viewing the students whose work they need to mark.

2. By status

This filter allows the user to display a subset of students. You will find this filter at the bottom of the screen under Options. Choose between ‘No filter’ for all students, or choose 'Not submitted', ‘Submitted’, ‘Requires grading’, ‘Granted extension’, ‘Draft’ or 'Late' to display only students who meet that criteria.

filter options

This filter is useful for managing student submissions and allows markers to see which students require grading, submitted late or have an extension.

Customise options 

If you scroll to the bottom of the page you will find Options.

grading options box

The settings under Options are as follows:

  • Assignments per page determines how many submissions are shown on each page. If you have a large class, you may like to set this number higher than the default. If you have a video assignment, you may like to set this number lower so that the page loads faster.
  • Filter see above
  • Quick Grading allows you to grade directly into this table.
  • Show only active enrolments removes students from the list who have been suspended from the topic for any reason.

Manage large numbers of student assignments

If you have a large topic, it is likely that assignments will be marked by multiple markers (eg each tutor marks student papers from their tutorial group). In cases like this, it may be useful to organise your assignments by marking groups.

All students will submit their assignment into the same assignment dropbox. Markers will be able to choose the group they need to mark from a drop-down list, and will then only see students whose assignments they need to mark:

group drop-down box

Use the assignment marking workflow

The assignment marking workflow can be used by topic coordinators to monitor the progress of the marking process and to control the release of grades to students. The marking workflow is best suited to larger topics with multiple tutors; additional work is required from both the TC and the markers in order to release grades to students, and the benefits of this additional work are only realised when you have several markers or a large topic. It is not recommended for use in small and medium-sized topics, or in topics with only a couple of markers.

Read more about using marking workflow.

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