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Marking guide

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A marking guide is an advanced grading method where a teacher enters a comment per criterion and a mark up to a maximum.

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Selecting Marking guide

  • Create an assignment, and in the Grades section, choose from the Grading method drop down menu the Marking guide option:

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Creating a new Marking guide

  • When the assignment has been created and Marking guide selected as above, click Save and display and choose Define new grading form from scratch
  • (See section 5 for information on how to use a template.)

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  • Give the guide a name and description.
  • Click on the criterion name to edit it. It will open up a box for typing into.
  • Click the Click to edit links to provide an explanation for students and for markers as to what is required. It will open up a box for typing into.
  • Click the Click to edit link to allocate a maximum mark for this criterion. It will open up a box for typing into.

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Adding more criteria

  • Click the button to add one or more criteria (and then repeat the process as above)

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Adding frequently used comments

  • If a teacher regularly uses the same comments when marking, it is possible to add these to a frequently used comments bank.
  • Click the Click to edit link and add a comment.
  • Click the +Add frequently used comment button to add another one and repeat as needed:

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Marking guide options

  • By checking the appropriate boxes it is possible to allow students to see (or not)the guide definition and how many marks are allocated per criterion.

Saving and using Marking guide

  • Once completed, the guide may be saved as a draft or saved and made ready to use, according to the button selected at the bottom of the screen.

Editing or deleting Marking guide

  • Once completed, a guide may be edited or deleted by going to Settings>Assignment administration>Advanced grading>Marking guide. Options appear to edit or delete the currently defined form.
  • When an assignment has been graded, a warning appears if the guide is edited to check whether the assignments need to be regraded or not.
Editing or deleting Marking guide
Alert about regrading

Using templates

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(Note that teachers do not have these capabilities by default.)

  • If templates have been made available, then on first accessing the Marking guide, teachers may select to "Create a new grading form from a template". This will open up a search box to locate the desired template:

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Marking assignments

  • When the assignment to be graded is accessed in the usual way, the form appears with the criteria and an empty comments and score box. If frequently used comments have been added, the teacherclicks into the box and then clicks on the required comment to insert it:

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How students view the marking guide

When students click on an assignment which has a marking guide attached to it, they will see a link "Submissions grading" under the assignment name in their navigation block. Clicking on this will bring up the marking guide in a new screen.

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Note: If you think it would be better for students to see grading forms directly on the assignment rather than via a link, then there is a tracker entry you might like to vote on: MDL-34095

See also