How do I grade an assessment?

This article will show you how to grade an assessment on Markboard. On web, you can grade a Score Assessment, a Binary Assessment, and a Rubric Assessment. On mobile, you can grade either a Score Assessment or a Binary Assessment. This article will walk you through how to complete these steps so you can start using Markboard as your gradebook.

Step 1:

Navigate to the individual assessment page that you want to grade by clicking on the assessment card or by clicking on the assessment name in the assessments table view.

Step 2:

To begin grading, click on a student cell to display the grading options available.

Grading Option 1: Score

With a Score Assessment, you can grade the student based on an overall score as well as provide comments and attachments to the given grade. These options can be seen once a student has been selected to grade.

Enter the ratio of correct answers to total questions in the Score space. The total questions should already have been assigned when the Assessment was created.

Grading Option 2: Binary

Binary Assessments have the same options as Score the only difference is that instead of assigning a value grade you set either achieved or did not achieve. For example, a test that is pass-fail or a quiz that demonstrates a "yes, no" grasp of a concept.

Simply click to toggle either the checkmark or the X depending on whether or not the student passed or failed the assignment.

Grading Option 3: Rubric

For a Rubric Assessment, you have the same options as Score where you can assign a grade, comments or attachments. In addition you can also assess the student based on the rubric that you created for this assessment.

Note: we do not currently offer rubric-based autofilling, which means filling out the rubric will not result in the generation of an overall grade.

Click to fill in the levels which the student achieved on their Assessment.

More options

  • A: New Attempt: You can create multiple attempts for the student. The latest attempt will be the final mark for the assessment.
  • B: Mark As: You can label an assessment under a student as “Late” or “Unsubmitted” - these do not impact the student’s grade but will create a label that will be visible.
  • C: Omit: You can omit a student’s mark on this assessment from being calculated into the overall grade.

Table View

Click on the Table View button and click on a cell in the table to enter in a grade. Note that the table view only supports grade entry. In order to access more grading options (eg. comments, omit, multi-attempts) you will need to do so from the individual assessment view.

Tip:

  • You can also use the up or down arrows on your keyboard to quickly enter grades for multiple students. 
  • To get more information about the assessment at a glance, hover over the assessment name and a tooltip will appear.

Getting Started 

From the Class Feed, tap on the assessment you wish to grade. 

To begin grading, tap on a student to open the detailed grading screen. From here, you can edit the student's grade, leave a comment, and add media attachments to this student grade entry.

When creating an assessment, you will asked to choose either a Score or Binary assessment. This is so that when you go to mark your assessments, you have different types of assessments that serve different purposes. Read more below. 

Grading Option 1: Score

To edit the student's grade, tap on the grade text field. 

From here, using the Score system, you can enter a number for the grade. You can also use the grading scale symbol keyboard above the number pad to enter a symbol from your grading scale.

Grading Option 2: Binary

Binary assessments have the same options as Score, the only difference is that instead of assigning a value grade you set either achieved or did not achieve.

Tap to change between pass/fail/yes/no.

Note: Rubric grading is not yet supported on mobile.

Getting Started 

From the Class Feed, tap on the assessment you wish to grade. 

To begin grading, tap on a student to open the detailed grading screen. From here, you can edit the student's grade, leave a comment, and add media attachments to this student grade entry.

When creating an assessment, you will asked to choose either a Score or Binary assessment. This is so that when you go to mark your assessments, you have different types of assessments that serve different purposes. Read more below. 

Grading Option 1: Score

To edit the student's grade, tap on the grade text field. 

From here, using the Score system, you can enter a number for the grade. You can also use the grading scale symbol keyboard above the number pad to enter a symbol from your grading scale.

Grading Option 2: Binary

Binary assessments have the same options as Score, the only difference is that instead of assigning a value grade you click to set either achieved or did not achieve.

Tap to change between pass/fail/yes/no.

Note: Rubric grading is not yet supported on mobile.