Grading a Short Writing Assignment from the Dashboard

Use this page to access a short writing assignment to grade via the Dashboard

Frequently Asked Questions
Can you leave a comment without grading the activity?

Yes. The student will see there is a comment on his/her screen when entering the course map.
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  1. Under the Reports tab, select Dashboard.

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  2. By default, the Progress tab will be selected.
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  3. All the students are listed here with each class in which they are enrolled. Filter to see a particular set of students. With each filter, click Apply.
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  4. Choose the information desired on the screen by using the display options.
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  5. Sort in different ways to be able to interpret the data.
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  6. Any student who has a yellow alert icon has an item for the teacher to grade. Left-click on the icon.
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     Note

    Learn more about the other alerts.

  7. Select Review.
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  8. Any activity needing action, YES is displayed under Action Required. Click on the row to view.
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     Note

    Essays, Projects, or Labs would also be displayed here.

  9. The lesson should be expanded already with the item highlighted. If not, expand the unit and lesson of the short writing needing graded. 
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  10. Click Short Writing.
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    To find out about all the actions an educator can take, click here.

  11. Click the attempt.
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  12. Read the student's response.
  13. Enter a score.
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     Note

    The system reads the number placed in the score box as a percentage. If the student receives a 23/25 (92%), then put 92 in the box.

  14. Click Submit Score
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  15. To provide comments, write them in the Comments box. Click Update Comments.
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  16. Exit out of the window when finished.
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