This article refers to grading assignments and quizzes within the LoudCloud platform, which is currently being used for undergraduate courses and some graduate level courses. If your class is not in LoudCloud but is instead in the Halo | Learn platform, please see (Halo | Learn) Faculty Gradebook for assistance instead.
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 Gradebook.
Start by going to Gradebook 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. Assignments will appear in order of submission from oldest to newest. Please note, this will only show eligible submissions.NOTE The Grade All feature for Discussion Questions will only appear if the students have made a response to the Discussion Question and not their peers.
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.
Publishing Missed Submissions
The Publish All feature may also be used to publish grades for all students who did not make a submission.
Start by going to Gradebook from the Navigation Menu.
Next, locate the item you would like to grade.
When you have located the correct item, click on the hamburger menu located below the title, and choose Publish All.
From the Publish All pop-up window, place a checkmark in Apply a single grade to all students with 'Missed' submission and Publish them. You will then be prompted to add a Score and Comment. Once filled out, select Publish.
Once successfully submitted, you will see a confirmation under Grade of '0' applied & Published for. Then, select Ok. Please note, you will need to refresh the page to see the updated scores.
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 Gradebook. 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 been 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.
To enter any other grade values, there MUST be a submission. To award a grade above 0, you will need to reach out to the group members and direct them to submit a document first.
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.
When submitting grades for CLC assignments, you have the ability to grade the group as a whole or each group member individually.
Start by selecting the student you wish to grade individually from a CLC group.
Next, make sure to uncheck Apply to all members in the group.
Self should appear next to the student's name that is being graded. You are now able to input the point value for the student.
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 Gradebook.
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.NOTE If there are special characters or emojis in the comments, you may receive the error: “There was an error while saving points. Please try again.” If this occurs, please remove any special characters and/or emojis and try again.
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.