This article describes how to grade an assignment using the new grader interface. For instructions on grading using the older interface, please see How do I grade an assignment using the legacy grading interface?
Select the Assignments tool from the Tool Menu in your site.
Click the Grade link for the assignment you would like to grade.
Note: If you have yet to choose a grading scale for an assignment, it will say View Submissions instead of Grade.
The new Grader interface is the default setting, so this option may already be selected.
Tip: If you open a submission to grade and don't see the new interface, try deselecting and then reselecting the option to use the new Grader.
You will see a list of all the students in the class, along with the submission date, status, grade, and release columns for each student. You may sort by any of these columns by clicking on the title of the column if desired.
Click on the student that you would like to grade.
Optionally, you may also click the Settings cog icon next to the assignment title to customize the grader view. This will allow you to select any of the following options:
Enter the score for the student's assignment in the grade entry text box provided.
If the assignment has a rubric associated with it, you will see a rubric icon next to the grade.
If you would like to include additional comments along with the grade, you may use the Rich Text Editor to provide instructor feedback.
If you would like to return a file attachment to the student with additional feedback, click on the Add Attachments button to browse for and select a file.
If you would like to include additional information for other instructors or TAs, you may use the Rich Text Editor to provide instructor feedback. Students will not see these notes. They are only visible to users with grading permissions.
If you would like to allow the student to resubmit the assignment, you may check the Allow Resubmission box and specify the number of resubmissions allowed and the date until which they will be accepted.
Note: If you allowed resubmissions on the assignment when you created it, this information will be prepopulated with the default resubmission information for this assignment. However, you may override the default resubmission settings for an individual student by changing the information shown here.
Select the Save button to save the grade and feedback. (This option does not release the grade to students.)
If you are finished grading and would like to release the information to the student, click the Save and Release to Student button.
If you want to discard your changes, click Cancel.
Tip: Some faculty prefer to release all of the grades at one time when they have finished entering grades for the whole class.