Short answer, Essay and File response questions need to be marked by staff. Tests with these question types that have been submitted by students are displayed in Grade Centre with an explanation mark icon. Once these questions have been marked the total will be calculated and displayed in the Grade Centre column.

Tests can be marked:

  • Student by student
  • Question by student

Access tests

  1. From the Control Panel select Grade Centre > Full Grade Centre.

Mark student by student

  1. Hover over the required student’s explanation mark icon.
  2. Click on the arrow button.
  3. Select Attempt from the drop down list.

Grade centre page with the down arrow circled next to a student test and the attempt circled from the drop down menu

Mark an Essay/Short answer question

  1. Enter the mark in the out of textbox. OR
  2. If a rubric has been attached, click on the View Rubric button to mark the question (refer Rubrics tool page).
  3. Optionally, enter feedback in the Response Feedback text editor.

Student essay response with the score text box circled, the view rubric button circled and the response feedback text box circled

Mark a File response question

  1. Click on the Given Answer link to view the submitted file.
  2. Enter the mark in the out of textbox. OR
  3. If a rubric has been attached, click on the View Rubric button to mark the question (refer Rubrics tool page).
  4. Optionally, enter feedback in the Response Feedback text editor.

Student file response with the score text box circled, the file circled and the response feedback text box circled

Mark anonymously

  1. Click on the Hide User Names button.

Mark the next student

  1. Click on the Save and Next button / Save and Exit button OR
  2. Click on the Jump to.. button and select the required student from the User drop down list.

Grade test screen with jump to button, hide user names button and the save and next button circled.

Mark question by question

Note: File response questions cannot be marked using this method as the file link does not work.
  1. Scroll down the page to mark the next student.
  2. Hover over the required test’s column title.
  3. Click on the arrow button.
  4. Select Grade Questions from the drop down list.

Grade centre with the down arrow next to the test column circled and grade questions circled in the drop down menu

  1. Click on the Responses link for the required question.

Grade questions page with the responses column circled

Mark an Essay/Short answer question

  1. Click on the Edit button.
  2. Enter the mark in the out of textbox. OR
  3. If a rubric has been attached, click on the View Rubric button to mark the question(refer Rubrics tool page).
  4. Optionally, enter feedback in the Response Feedback text editor.

Mark anonymously

  1. Click on the Hide User Names button.

Student response with hide user names button circled, the edit button circled, the score text box, view rubric button and response feedback text box all circled

Mark the next student

  1. Scroll down the page to mark the next student.

Mark the next questions

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  2. Click on the Back to Questions button.