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 centre 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’, 'Late' or 'Has extension' 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.
  • Filter see above
  • Exclude suspended users removes students from the list who have been suspended from the topic for any reason.
  • Quick Grading - Quick Grading allows you to grade directly into this table.

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 still 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 to keep track of the marking status of assignment submissions, for example not marked, in marking, in review, ready for release.

Enable marking workflow
  1. When editing the assignment settings, under Grade, set Use marking workflow to Yes
    marking workflow
  2. Click Save and display

A workflow status selector now appears for each student in the View/grade submissions screen

marking workflow


Progress a single submission through the workflow
  1. In the submissions screen, make sure Quick grading is on
    quick grading

  2. Select the workflow step from the dropdown menu for the student

  3. Click Save all quick grading changes


Progress multiple submissions through the workflow
  1. In the submissions screen, click the checkbox next to each submission you want to progress

  2. At the bottom of the table, use the With selected menu to choose Set marking workflow state
    marking workflow filter

  3. Choose the new workflow state from the menu and click Save

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