Accessing assignment submissions feedback and marking

The assignment activity in Moodle allows for the collection of electronically submitted documents. Once students upload their files, the person grading the material will need to download the files and, in some instances, provide feedback and grading. Feedback can take the form of files as well as simple text. A grade can also be applied if the course is using the Moodle gradebook.

Accessing Submissions

Grading Submissions

Accessing submissions

In order to access student submissions, you need to enter the assignments submission area. You can download all the submissions as one convenient zip file from the assignment Settings block. All files will be proceeded by the student name and the archive name contains the assignment title and completion date for easy identification.

  1. Click on the assignment in your Moodle course.
  2. Click Download all submissions in the Settings block.

    Assignment administration block

    Note: If you want to have you submissions downloaded into individual folders for each assignment or all into the same folder use the setting Download submissions in folders.

  3. Double click the downloaded .zip file to view the assignment files.


Grading submissions

Whilst you might not be using the Moodle gradebook, Moodle has the ability to return electronically marked documents and provide feedback to students. By using the grading area of an assignment you can conveniently upload files for students and provide feedback and grades as required.

Note: The ability to provide feedback and files is controlled by the settings for each individual assignment.

  1. Click on the assignment name in your course area.
  2. Click View/grade all submissions.

    View and grade submissions link
  3. Find the student you wish to grade, click the grade icon located on the line to the left of their name.

    Assignment grade student
  4. Tip: You should also click Prevent submission changes if you have not enabled a submit button. Not doing so may allow the student to change the submission after you have commenced marking.

  5. In the status window, check to make sure that the student cannot edit the submission. You can also check here when the assignment was submitted, so late penalties can be taken into account.

    Submission status window
  6. Fill in the grade by typing the grade in the box provided.

  7. Grade box

    Note: Moodle has removed the drop-down grading, you will need to enter a value. Moodle now supports direct entry of decimal grades.

  8. Add comments by typing into the Feedback comments box if applicable.

    assignment feedback comments
  9. Note: This option depends on whether Feedback has been enabled in the assignment settings.

  10. Drag and drop response files where applicable. For adding feedback files from mobile devices, click the Add... link as pictured below.

    Feedback files
  11. Note: This option depends on whether Feedback files have been enabled in the assignment settings.

  12. Click Save changes to finish grading, click Save and show next to continue to next student.
  13. Bulk Grading Submissions

    You are able to download all submitted files by students as well as a offline marking sheet for grading offline. This file can be re uploaded and updated to update existing marks in the grade book. You are also able to add in feedback comments in the offline marking worksheet.

  1. Go to your assignment you want to download the work from and click on it.

    Assignment 1 Submission
  2. Click on View/grade all submissions under the administration block.
  3. View Grade All Submissions

  4. Click on Grading action and Download all submissions students have submitted.

    Assignment Grading Action
  5. Click on Grading action and Download the grading worksheet submitted.
  6. Assignment Download Grading Worksheet

  7. Mark students grades in the grading worksheet updating their grade and providing feedback on their work.

    Excel Worksheet Upload
  8. Note: Be careful not to change the structure of the offline marking worksheet as it will affect the grade book it is recommended that you just update cells and not add or remove cells.

  9. When you have updated the offline marking sheet re upload it to Moodle to update the gradebook by clicking on Grading action and selecting Upload grading worksheet.

  10. Upload your file in the file submission box.

  11. Select Allow updating records that have been modified more recently in Moodle than in the spreadsheet if you don't want to alter grades of students that have already been altered since the date the grading worksheet was downloaded.
  12. Allow Updating Records Check Box Small

  13. click Upload grading worksheet.
  14. Upload Grading Worksheet Button

  15. Once uploaded you will be given a preview of the changes if you are happy with the changes click Confirm.