Brightspace is making updates to the grading page on assignments for instructors. The changes will allow for instructors to be more efficient in their grading process. This article will go over what has been added, what has been moved, and what has been removed. These changes will come August 26, 2021.
Changes to Brightspace Assignment Grading
Overview of the updates coming to Brightspace grading an assignment:
- Learner (Student) Context
- Multiple Submission Log
- The Drag Bar
- The Rubric Inside of the Assignment
- Edit the Assignment While Grading
- Adding Feedback to Assignment
1. Learner (Student) Context
By hovering over the student’s profile photo, you will have the options to email the student or see their progress in the class.
- Email the student.
- View the student's progress in the course.
If the student is exempt from the assignment, it will appear next to their name when inside of the assignment.
2. Multiple Submission Log
When a student submits multiple times under the same assignment, you can select the drop-down arrow to see the multiple submissions.
In this example, there are not multiple submissions, but if there were, there would be other submissions listed.
3. The Drag Bar
By selecting the bar and moving your cursor, the left and right windows will expand or shrink.
4. Using a Rubric to Grade
The rubric will now expand down the evaluation panel. You can still choose to have the rubric open in a pop-up window by selecting the box with an arrow coming out of it.
Select the arrow next to the rubric to open the grading criteria.
To see the criteria for each section, hover your cursor over one of the sections of the rubric.
5. Editing Assignment While Grading
When selecting the ellipses (the three dots) you can now “edit activity” (which is the same as editing the assignment) and edit any special access date for students.
6. Adding Feedback
You have the option to add audio feedback, video feedback, or add any other files that you would like to add from various sources.
- The sources to add a file.
- Adding audio feedback to students.
- Adding video feedback to students.
New Feature for Instructors
With the upcoming update to Brightspace instructors now will be able to grade assignments on other devices from a mobile app. Instructors will be able to grade on their phones and/or tablets.
What Has Been Removed?
The student preview of the grade. The following photo is the old view showing the feature that is being removed.
More Information About the Changes
More information about the features staying the same, being removed, or changes coming to the grading portion of assignments can be found at the following Brightspace Community About New Assignment Evaluation Experience.