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Date: Thursday, 21 November 2019, 1:27 AM

Improve page refresh speed

You can improve the grading page refresh speed by reducing the number of assignments displayed. The more assignment displayed, the longer the page will take to refresh. To reduce the number of assignments displayed:

Page refresh speeed 1

1. Click the Filters and Quick Grading drop down arrow to expand the section. The assignments per page option will display.

Page refresh speeed 2

2. Click the Assignments per page drop down arrow and select the number of assignments to display. Lowering the number will improve the page refresh speed.

Note: Assignments per page must be set to 50 or less to display full details of the student submission, including the assignment file and Turnitin similarity score.

Select an assessment

Tip: Before you begin marking, reduce the number of assignments that display on a page to improve the grading page refresh speed. View instructions.

Select Assignment

  • Select an Assignment from your course page

Select View/Grade all submissions

  • Select View/grade all submissions

Select Assignments

  • Select from the Assignments drop-down menu to switch to other assignment gradebooks.

Download Submissions

Download submissions

There are two options to download student submissions. We can

A) Download all submissions as a zip file
B) Download an individual submission by selecting the filename next to the user

Similarity Report

Turnitin Similarity Report

  • Ensure Quick Grading is turned off (unticked) under Filters and Quick Grading
  • Ensure Assignments per page is set to 50 or less under Filters and Quick Grading
  • Ensure popups are not blocked for this site
  • If using Internet Explorer 9, the background colour will not display so the report may be white text on a white background
  • Select the Similarity image to access the Turnitin similarity report for that user

If you need help on how to read a similarity report, you can find it at the Turnitin website here (

Mark assignment and return feedback

There are three different ways to enter a mark for students:

Entering a mark directly

Select assignment

  • Select your assignment from the course page

Select view/grade submissions

  • Select View/grade all submissions

Select grade icon

  • Select the grade icon

Enter Mark

A) Enter the students mark
B) Set the Marking workflow
C) Enter any Feedback comments if necessary
D) Upload any Feedback files if necessary
E) Save changes

Marking a non graded assessment

Marking non graded pass

  • Select the nongraded result from the drop down.

Marking Rubric

Select to grade your student

  • Select to grade your student

Select level for criterion and add comments if neccesary

  1. Select the level at which you believe the student performed in a given assignment
  2. Enter any comments to the student regarding a specific criterion

  • Scroll down, enter any Feedback comments regarding the whole assignment, and upload any feedback files neccessary
  • Select Save changes

Marking Guide

Select Student

  • Select the Grade button to proceed to the marking stage

Mark student

  1. Enter any comments you wish to send to the student regarding the specific criterion
  2. Enter the score for the criterion
  3. Select if you wish to display any criterion descriptions to the student
  4. Set the marking workflow state
  5. Enter any feedback comments regarding the entire assignment
  6. Upload any feedack files you wish to send back to the student
  7. Select Save changes

Marking a group assignment

Note: When grading the assignment you will have the option to apply the same mark to all group members or to apply different marks to individual group members.

Select student/group to grade

Select a group member to grade.

The Grading page is displayed.

Enter grading details

  1. Enter a grade
  2. Set the marking workflow state (optional)
  3. Enter any extra feedback comments
  4. Upload the feedback file (drag and drop can be used)
  5. Choose whether to apply the grade and feedback to the entire group.
    Note: If Yes is selected, all students in that group will receive the same mark and have access to the same feedback comment/file.
  6. Scroll to the end of the page and select Save changes.

The grading table will display showing the grade for the student(s).

grading table showing marks for all students in group

Select a student from the next group and repeat the steps above.


Bulk upload feedback

Select to upload multiple feedback files in a zip

  1. Select to ChooseGrading action
  2. Select Upload multiple feedback files in a zip

Select file and import

  1. Select a file to upload
  2. Select Import feedback file(s)

Release grades to students

NOTE: Only Primary / Course Coordinators can release grades.

Video: How to Release Grades to Students

Releasing grades to students is potentially a five step process. These steps are required to ensure that the correct marking workflow state is applied to each phase of marking. Step 2 can be omitted if the marking team is not using marking workflow.

Step 1 - Select assessment

Select assignment 

  • Select the assessment that you want to release to students.

Select View/grade all submissions

  • Select View/grade all submissions.

Step 2 - Set marking workflow filter

Note: This step can be omitted if the marking team is not using marking workflow.

Set marking complete

  1. Select Options.
  2. Set the marking workflow filter to your marking team's final state prior to release. This may be Marking completed but will vary according to the team's marking strategy.

Step 3 - Select students

Select students

  1. Select the top check box to release grades to all students or
  2. Select individual students as required.
  3. Activate the drop down list.

Step 4 - Set final marking workflow state

Select marking workflow state

  1. Select Set marking workflow state.
  2. Click Go.

Click OK

  • Click OK.

Step 5 - Release grades

Change workflow to released

  1. Change marking workflow state to Released.
  2. Click Save changes.

Confirmation message

A confirmation message will display at the top of the screen.

Prevent submission changes

Select prevent submission changes from action menu

  1. Hover over the Action icon
  2. Select Prevent submission changes

Once prevented, you can repeat these steps to allow submission changes again.

Marking Workflow

Marking workflow can be used to indicate your progress on marking to other markers or the course coordinator, if "released" is selected, this means the students will gain access to their grade. "released" is a similar option to "Publish" in the older version of moodle.

Select to set marking workflow state

  1. Tick the students who you wish to change the Marking workflow state for
  2. Select Set marking workflow state from the With selected drop-down menu
  3. Select Go

Set marking workflow state

  1. Select the Marking workflow state required
  2. Select Save changes

Manual Submissions

Tick student and select manual submission

  1. Tick the students you wish to create a manual submission for
  2. Select Manual submission from the With selected menu
  3. Select Go

Choose date and select manual submission

  1. Select the Manual submission date required
  2. Select Manual submission

Apply Zero Mark

Tick student and select apply zero mark

  1. Tick the students you wish to apply a zero mark for
  2. Select Apply zero mark from the With selected drop-down menu
  3. Select Go

Confirm comment, select workflow state, and apply

  1. Enter the Comment that will display to students
  2. Set the Marking workflow state
  3. Select Apply zero mark

Bulk Apply Zero to a quiz/discussion board

NOTE: this is only possible if you have Course Coordinator access to the course

1. Click 'Grades' from the Administration block on the main course page.

2. Click the pencil to the right of the desired assessment

3. Tick 'Perform bulk insert'.

4. Leave 'For' as 'Empty grades'.

5. Leave 'Insert value' as zero (or change to a desired number).

6. Click 'Save'.

7. Click 'Continue'.

All the students who had not attempted the quiz/contributed to the discussion board will now have '0' for their mark.

RPL for assessment

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) for assessment

The following procedure must be undertaken if exemption from undertaking an assessment piece has been granted in respect of recognition of prior learning. Refer to clause 19.4 in the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy A-13.20

How you record in learnonline that an assessment piece does not need to be undertaken in lieu of RPL varies depending on the overarching grading scheme.

If the grading scheme is “non-graded”, an NGP can be awarded for the RPL exempt assessment piece.

If the grading scheme is “graded” no mark should be entered for the RPL exempt assessment piece. The Course Coordinator will need to access Result Entry and resolve the “warning flag” (for missing assessment marks) by applying an overall grade for the course that reflects the grade average achieved for submitted assignments.

Grader Report

The Grader Report can be accessed by selecting the Grades link from the Administration or Course Essentials blocks.

Grader Report

A: Select to view all summative or all formative assessments.

The Grader Report provides an overview of all student grades across all assignments in the course. The Course total field updates as each assessment is marked and therefore provides a current snapshot of students final course grade.

Grader Report with functionality highlighted

Key functionality of the Grader Report:

A: Failed grades are highlighted.

B: Individual assignments can be hidden/re-displayed.

C: Student names will dynamically move with users as they scroll to the right.

D: Assessment name headings will dynamically move with users as they scroll down.

Single View Report

The Single View Report is accessible to Course Coordinators and Course Administrators and provides the ability to generate:

Both reports allow users to override current student marks and feedback if required.

The Single View Report can be accessed by selecting the Single view option from the drop-down box within the Grader Report:

Drop-down box in Grader Report

A blank Single View Report will then display:

Select grade item and user

Select either:

A: Select grade item to view all student marks for a single assessment

B: Select user to view all assessment marks for a single student

Example: all student marks for a single assessment:

Single View Report - Assignment

To add a bulk mark, select the required activity from the Select grade item dropdown

  1. Select the target students
  2. Exclude any students that are yet to receive a grade
  3. Select the option Perform bulk insert at the bottom of the screen
  4. Save

Bulk zero

Example: all assessment marks for a single student:

Single View Report - Student