Topics in this article include:


Accessing Student Submissions


Supported File Types

Feedback and Assigning a Grade


When an assignment is created, a column is automatically added to the Grade Center where the instructor can review submissions, assign grades, and provide feedback. For more information on creating Assignments, see Creating and Managing Assignments in myLesley.

For more information on grading assignments, please see Assignment Inline Grading or view the tutorial video below:

Accessing Student Submissions

To grade your students' assignments, go to the Control Panel and select Grade Center.  To see all assignments awaiting grades, select Needs Grading.

You will be brought to the Needs Grading area. Here, you will see all items awaiting grades. To begin grading, select Grade All (to begin grading all items in the order in which they appear in the Needs Grading area) or select an individual submission.

On the Grade Assignment page you can view your student's submission, provide comments and annotations directly on the submission, enter a grade, and provide feedback.

Safari users may experience errors viewing student submissions in myLesley. Please use the Chrome or Firefox browser to view submissions and use the inline grading tools.

If you are unable to view your students' submissions and, instead, see a blank white space, you will need to make sure that 3rd party cookies are enabled in your browser. Instructions for enabling 3rd party cookies may be found here:

Annotate Student Submissions

To add a comment or annotation to your student's submission, click on the Point Annotation Mode button at the top of the page.

Click anywhere on the window to add a point comment. Or select text to add a highlight or highlight comment.

Type your comment into the comment box and click Post

Once you have posted your comment, your student may reply to the comment.

Please note that annotation sessions will expire after 60 minutes. After the limit has expired, annotations may not be saved.

Supported File Types

While you may view a variety of file types in the inline viewer, you will only be able to use the comment and annotation tool on certain types of files:

  • Documents: doc, .docx
  • Presentations: .ppt, .pptx
  • PDF
  • Image Files: ai, bmp, dcm, eps, gif, png, ps, psd, svs, tga, tif, tiff

Original formatting and any embedded images will be preserved. Other file formats (including video files, spreadsheets, and more) will be viewable but you will not be able to annotate. For more information on accepted file types see File Types and Fonts Supported in Box Content Preview.

Providing Feedback and Assigning a Grade

In the right panel you may provide feedback to your student, attach files, and assign a grade.

In the Feedback to Learner section, type any overall feedback for the assignment. If you typed up your feedback in a document, you may choose to attach the file. You may also click the Click to Open Full Content Editor button to access the full text/content editor.

You may choose to add private grading notes. These notes are not visible to the student.

If you associated a rubric with the assignment, it will also be visible in this area.

Enter a grade for the attempt.

Click Submit to submit the grade to your student. Please note that your student will not be able to view your feedback until you submit.