Grading Assignments in Brightspace

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This Information is Intended for: Instructors, Staff
Created: 03/01/2023 Last Updated: 03/01/2023

This article will show you how to grade your student's assignments via the Assignment tab in the Navbar. If you would like to learn how to grade via the Quick Eval tool, check out our these slides. 

If you notice that your assignment is not appearing in your Gradebook, you may have to link it to your Grades. To learn how to do this, check out this article.
  1. Go to the Assignment Menu of your course
  2. Click on the Assignment Name
    Image of the Assignment Menu highlighting an assignment
  3. Once you are here, you can view your student's submissions. To view their submission, click on either:
  • The student's name
  • The student's file submission
  • The evaluate button next to the student's name
    Image of the student's name, the name of their paper, and an evaluate button to view the students submission
  1. On the left of the screen, you can view the student's submission by clicking on the name of their paper. For a file submission, you will have access to leave annotation feedback. Check out this article to learn more on leaving inline annotation feedback.
    Image of a student's file submission that can be clicked
    Image of a student's file submission after it's been clicked showing their full document
  2. On the right of the screen, you can enter an Overall Grade, type Overall Feedback, and Include Attachments to the feedback.
  3. Once you are finished, you can either Publish your evaluation, or Save it as a Draft.
  4. When you are ready to move on to the next student, you can click the arrow on the top right of the screen.
    Image of the evaluation area to type in a grade, leave feedback, add attachments to your feedback, and publish or save your feedback as a draft.


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