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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.
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.
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
- Spreadsheets: .xls, .xlsx
- 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 written or audio/video 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.
To provide audio or video feedback to your students, see Providing Audio and/or Video Feedback.
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. For more information on Rubrics see myLesley Rubrics.
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.
Download Student Submissions
If you wish, you may download a copy of your student's submission. If you graded the submission using the inline grading/annotation tool, you may also download a copy of the Annotated PDF.
To download the submission, go to the right-hand column and click on the chevron next to the submission file.
This will bring up your download options. You may download the original file or, if you have annotated the assignment, you may download the Annotated PDF.