This page provides an overview of the different feedback types available for assignments in Myplace.
Overview of Feedback Options for Myplace Assignments
There are eight options for providing feedback to students through the assignment activity in Myplace:
- feedback comments
- feedback files
- annotating submissions (often called 'online marking')
- offline grading worksheet
- assignment statistics
- inline comments
- marking guide
- marking rubric
These methods are summarised in the table below and 'how-to' instructions for each of them are signposted. The first four options are enabled by default when setting up an assignment so, providing these settings have not been adjusted, they will be available. The next two options - assignment statistics and inline comments - are not enabled by default but can be switched on from within the Feedback types section of assignment settings (see below). The final two options are termed 'advanced grading methods' by Moodle and can be enabled from within the Grade section of assignment settings (see below).
Advanced methods -namely marking guides and rubrics - are located in the 'Grade' section. More information about marking guides and marking rubrics can be found on the relevant Support pages.
Blind or Anonymous Marking
Blind or anonymous marking - where the identity of the student is hidden from the marker - is enabled by default in all assignments, in accordance with the University's Assessment and Feedback Policy:
"Anonymous marking (when the identity of a student is not known to a marker and/or exam board) will be used for all assessments wherever possible and appropriate".
Assignment Feedback Options
Below are set out the methods which are available for providing marks and feedback for Assignments in Myplace. Please read the comments carefully to decide which option is best for you. 'Offline marking' provides information about whether it is possible to enter the marks and feedback without being logged in to Myplace. If this is possible, an internet connection will be required to subsequently upload the marks and feedback.
|Feedback Type||Description||Comments||Offline Marking|
More Info and links to how-to instructions
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Leave overall feedback comments for each submission. It is also possible to add files such as audio recordings or images.
Comments can be entered directly into the grading interface (online) or into the offline grading worksheet (see entry below) which can be uploaded when complete. Comments entered via the offline grading worksheet will have no formatting, including paragraphing.
How it is presented to students:
Allows for in-browser editing of submissions by annotating them with comments, drawings and stamps without the need for extra software. Students then download the annotated version of their work.
|Marking must be done online. Annotating submissions offline can be done via feedback files (see below) although a suitable program which allows mark-up will also be required.|
Uploading files such as annotated student work, comments and audio.
|Marking can be done offline. Once marking is complete, each file can be uploaded individually or a .zip file containing all the feedback files can be uploaded in one go.||Upload Feedback Files in Bulk|
|Offline Grading Worksheet||A worksheet can be downloaded from Myplace (including where anonymous marking is in place) and filled with marks and comments offline. In the comment column information can be added and will be displayed as it would for the 'feedback comment' option (see above).||Marking can be done offline. Once marking is complete, the grading worksheet must be uploaded.||Uploading marks to Myplace with the grading worksheet|
Creation of a rubric to be used for marking where markers select the level of grade to be given for each criterion. Comments can also be added.
|Marking must be completed online, one submission at a time. There is no option to upload marks or feedback to a marking rubric.|
How it is presented for markers:
The student's work is assessed on pre-defined criteria, with the marker entering a comment and a score per criterion. The final score gives the overall grade for the student.
|Marking must be completed online, one submission at a time. There is no option to upload marks or feedback to a marking guide.|
How students see the marking guide:
|Comment Inline||Copies a submission's text into the feedback comments box so it can be edited.||Marking must be done online.|
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Although this is listed in the feedback types section in assignment setting, this is not an actual way to mark - rather it just provides extra information to students. If enabled, the student will be shown a histogram of marks across the class, and statistics such as mean and standard deviation.
The statistics will be visible to the student when they can see the grade column for the assignment regardless of whether they have a grade so, if using this without blind marking enabled, you may wish to consider hiding the grade column until after the assignment has been marked
Note that, for data protection reasons, this will not be shown where there are fewer than 10 assignment submissions.
How statistics are presented to students