This article includes instructions specifically for the new LMS. If you are not currently in the new LMS, please see our section on LoudCloud.
Choose the appropriate drop-down menu to view steps for grading each item.
If you would like to batch grade assignments, participation, quizzes, or discussion questions, you can do so in Progress.
Start by going to Progress from the Navigation Menu.
Locate the item you would like to grade. You may need to use the scrollbar found at the bottom of the page to look through all of the assignments.
When you have located the correct item, click on the hamburger menu located below the title, and choose Grade All. Please note, this will only show eligible submissions.
You can filter between students by clicking on the arrow highlighted in the screenshot below.
To grade a student, simply add a grade, comment, and click Save (or Save & Publish if you are ready to publish the grade).
When you are ready to batch publish all of the assignments, go back to the hamburger menu on the assignment and choose Publish all.
You can both grade assignments by an individual student or by the assignment to grade many students. If you want to enter the grade for only one student, start by locating the respective assignment. Assignments can be found in a variety of locations, including the Dashboard, Path, or Progress. After the assignment has been located, start by selecting a student and clicking over the point value under Grades.
On the Assignment Details page, you can view the Assessment Details (by clicking in the top left-hand corner), see the Citation Report and view the percentage, along with other submission details. Underneath these details, you may see a message that says "Document conversion is in progress. Once conversion is complete, the document will appear below". This message will be replaced by a preview of the assignment document which will appear inline once completely loaded.
If the conversion never completes or is taking a long time, you can also view the submission by clicking the download icon at the top.
If an assignment requires the submission of multiple documents, click the arrow next to the first document title at the top of the screen. This will populate a drop-down menu from which you can select and/or download any subsequent documents.
On the right-hand side, there are sections that correspond with the rubric. When you click on an option, it will update the score on the top. If you do not want to see the descriptions underneath the rating, click on the icon to Collapse Description. Underneath each section you can also provide additional feedback. If you choose to leave comments under specific rubric sections, do not include any special characters or symbols as they will prevent your grade from saving successfully.
Once you are done grading, you can upload any attachments, such as a graded paper with comments added to the document, and enter final comments below. Click Save to save the grade if you are not ready to publish, otherwise select Save & Publish. For more information on reassigning, please see (Faculty LMS) Reassigning Assignments and Quizzes.
After saving the points, you will see a message confirming the points have saved successfully.
Until you publish the grade, there will be an indication that it is Unpublished. You can also download all of the grades in Excel by clicking on Download Grades.
If the assignment uses a rubric, select a rating for each acceptance criteria. The criteria from the rubric will be applied to all students in the group. Then enter point values in the boxes next to the student names at the bottom of the menu. The score you enter in these boxes will be the grade the student receives, regardless of the rating given in the rubric.
Pretend that a group submits an assignment a day late, but the work they turned in is perfect in terms of the rubric. It's possible to apply the rubric and show that their work was satisfactory, but reduce their points using the entry boxes due to it being late. Please note that this example is NOT a grading suggestion. Reach out to Faculty Training and Development (602-639-7004) for guidance on how to grade assignments if you have questions.
Most quizzes are auto-graded; however, you will need to manually grade Short Answer questions. You can both grade quizzes by an individual student or by the quiz to grade many students. If you want to enter a grade for only one student, start by locating the respective quiz details page through the Dashboard, Path, or Progress.
Select a student and click over the point value under Grades.
Entries that require manual grading will be displayed first for ease of grading.
Enter a score, provide feedback, and click Save. If you are ready to publish, click on Save & Publish. You can also enter a comment, if desired.
You can navigate through each question (if there are more than one) using the numerical bar on the top-left. The question and answer will be provided just below the question number.
Participation points make up a substantial part of a student's grade in many courses. For more information on keeping track of participation points, refer to (Faculty LMS) Tracking Participation.
You are able to submit student assignments through the citation report manually from within the Assignment Details page if the student forgot and the assignment requires a Citation Report. Documents that have not been submitted through the citation report will not have a Citation Report, and instead will have a blue link that says Submit.
After clicking Submit, a message will pop up confirming the document was successfully submitted.
While the report is generating, it will say the report is awaited.