Grade an Assignment Activity in Moodle

Grade an Assignment Activity in Moodle

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An assignment is a Moodle activity that allows you to collect, grade, and leave feedback on student work.

Instructions All Articles

  1. Navigate to your Moodle course page
  2. Select the assignment
  3. Select Grade
  4. Enter the grade earned
  5. Enter feedback in the textbox editor (right side)
  6. Use the mark up tools on the embedded student assignment (left side).
  7. If you want students to be notified that the assignment has been graded, select the box next to “Notify student”
  8. Select Save changes or Save and show next


How is it set up?

  1. In a course, with the editing turned on, choose ‘Assignment’ from the activity chooser.
  2. Give it a name and, in the description explain what the students must submit. You can upload a help or example document from the Additional files area.
  3. Expand the other settings to select, for example, availability times, how you want them to submit and how you plan to give them feedback. (Comment inline allows you to annotate directly on their submitted work.)
  4. If you want them to verify they are submitting their own work, or if you want to prevent them changing their submission once uploaded, explore the Submission settings. To have them submit in group, explore Group submission settings (ensuring your course has groups)
  5. To use a rubric instead of a single grade scale, change the Grading method to Rubric and, once the assignment is saved, create or locate the rubric from the Advanced grading link in the Assignment administration block on the side.

Note: Ask your administrator to check the assignment defaults if you are missing a particular setting.

How does it work?

Student view

  • Students click the assignment link and click “Add submission” (1)
  • Depending on the assignment settings, they either have a text box into which to type their work or an upload area to submit their file (2)
  • They may be able to return to their work and redraft it, or they might have to click a submit button to send in a final version which cannot be changed.
  • See Assignment settings for more information.

Teacher view

  • Once students have submitted work, click on the assignment and click “Grades”
  • The exact view depends on the teacher and admin settings. See Assignment settings for more detail.
  • Here, the submission may be annotated (1) and/or downloaded (2); a grade entered (3) and individual feedback given (4). The teacher saves the changes (5) and moves to the next student (6)
Video:  Assignment Submitted Work (4:50)
Select the play button to watch the video.  Select the CC for the Closed Captioning.