How do I grade students’ submitted online assessments?

This is part of our Assessment Solution. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

This article is a quick overview on how to grade work submitted by students. To do so open the Grading view of an Online Assessment by clicking on the assessment card in Markboard. You can begin grading assessments as students submit their work. 

Note: You can update the students’ grades for an assessment even after it has been returned. Any changes you make to the student’s assessment will be auto-updated for the student. To do this, go to the Grading view for an assigned assessment and edit the grade or comments.

There are 2 ways of grading an assessment, by:

  • Student
  • Question

Grading by Student

Step 1:

Click on the Student tab in the sidebar (selected by default).

Step 2:

Click on a student name (the first one on the list will be selected by default). The student card at the top includes the following:

  • (A) Total points: This value is automatically updated and displayed here. You will have to grade any Written and File Upload responses - as these cannot be auto-graded. As you fill in the point value for each response, the total points of an assessment gets updated.
  • (B) Omit: You can omit a student’s mark on this assessment from being calculated into the overall grade.
  • (C) Comment: You can leave feedback for a student’s overall work on the assessment.
  • (D) Mark as Late: An assessment will be marked late automatically if the student has submitted the assessment after close time. Assessments can only be submitted late if the option has been enabled for the assessment. Assessments submitted by a student past the close time will automatically be marked late, but the teacher has the ability to remove this tag.
  • (E) Return button: This button is displayed if the option to return grades is set to Manual Return. Clicking on the Return button will return the following:
  • The final grade and point achieved on each question
  • Their response on each question and the correct multiple-choice or true/false answer
  • Comments on the assessment or individual questions
  • Note: Refer to this article for more information.

Step 3:

Update the point value of a response by entering a grade in the box at the top right of each question card. This will automatically update the total points for the student you are grading.

Step 4: 

If you would like to leave specific feedback, you can add a comment on a response.

Assessment is not available on mobile.

Assessment is not available on mobile.

Grading by Question

Step 1:

Click on the Question tab in the sidebar. This will show you a list of all the questions in the assessment.

Step 2:

Click on a question (the first one will be selected by default).

You will see the question and the answer key in this view, along with student responses for that particular question.

Note: You will only see the Answer Key for a Written Response question if you filled it in while building the assessment.

Step 3:

You can update the point value of a response by entering a grade in the box at the top right of each student’s response. This will automatically update the total points for the student you are grading.

 If you would like to leave specific feedback, you can add a comment on a response.

Assessment is not available on mobile.

Assessment is not available on mobile.