Marking the assignments

The video at the bottom of this page is the second in a three video series showing a workflow for efficiently downloading, marking and uploading a class set of assignments in Moodle 2.3 or higher.

  1. The first video showed downloading the submitted assignments in a single zip file with a grading worksheet.
  2. The second video (this video) shows grading the assignments using eMarking Assistant.
  3. And the third will show zipping the marked assignments and any additional feedback files into a single file and uploading this into Moodle and uploading the grading worksheet into the Moodle gradebook.

When Moodle downloads all assignments it places the name of the student followed by an identifier followed by “assignsubmission_file” in front of the name of the file the student submitted.  It is important not to change the first part of the file name as this is used to determine who receives the returned file. If you want you can add text to the end of the file name or even return multiple files to the student (as long as the first part of the file name remains the same.

0:45 When Moodle downloads all assignments it places the name of the student followed by an identifier followed by “assignsubmission_file” in front of the name of the file the student submitted.  It is important not to change the first part of the file name as this is used to determine who receives the returned file. If you want you can add text to the end of the file name or even return multiple files to the student (as long as the first part of the file name remains the same.
1:25 Open the file in Word and show the eMarking Assistant toolbar by pressing ALT F8. eMarking Assistant works in exactly the same way in all versions of Word for Windows created this century.
1:50 We are going to add a reusable comment from the eMarking Assistant toolbar by selecting the text in the assignment, clicking on the comment name, and then clicking the Margin button. The next reusable comment is longer containing text, images, and links.
2:30 Insert a marking or grading rubric at the end of the assignment. Clicking a performance standard in the rubric and then pressing F6 will select the standard, and calculate the sub total based on the weighting for the criteria and the percentage weighting for the performance standard.
3:20 If you select a performance standard it is also possible to insert a margin comment tieing the criteria to part of the assignment that lead to this judgement.
4:10 Pressing F8 will total the marks and convert the total to a percentage, a weighted total and a grade. It is possible to manually override each of these.
4:50 Then save the marked assignment and if you want put the mark in the file name.
5:15 Open the grading worksheet and add the mark and if you want a feedback comment.

 

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