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.
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.
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.
This filter is useful for managing student submissions and allows markers to see which students require grading, submitted late or have an extension.
If you scroll to the bottom of the page you will find Options.
The settings under Options are as follows:
Assignments per pagedetermines 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:
Use the assignment marking workflow
The assignment marking workflow can be used by markers to keep track and specify the stage they are at in their grading of individual assignments.
One advantage of using marking workflow is that the grades can be hidden from students until they are set to 'Released'. The actual list of steps are:
Not marked (the marker has not yet started)
In marking (the marker has started but not yet finished)
Marking completed (the marker has finished but might need to go back for checking/corrections)
In review (the marking is now with the teaching staff in charge for quality checking)
Ready for release (the teaching staff in charge is satisfied with the marking but wait before giving students access to the marking)
Released (the student can access the grades/feedback)
Note: Marking workflow works best in larger topics - it requires extra steps to release grades to students, meaning the benefits of using marking workflow are only realised when you have several markers. It is not recommended for use small and medium-sized topics.
Enable marking workflow
When editing the assignment settings, under Grade, set Use marking workflow to Yes
Click Save and display
A workflow status selector now appears for each student in the View/grade submissions screen
Progress a single submission through the workflow
In the submissions screen, make sure Quick grading is on
Select the workflow step from the dropdown menu for the student
Click Save all quick grading changes
Progress multiple submissions through the workflow
In the submissions screen, click the checkbox next to each submission you want to progress
At the bottom of the table, use the With selected menu to choose Set marking workflow state, then click Go
Choose the new workflow state from the menu and click Save changes