Tip 1: Direct upload of MCQs

Directly upload MCQ test results to the Grade Centre. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the guide on MCQ direct upload to Grade Centre. If you are planning to use direct upload and you weigh marks differently in your test, complete the "special instructions" section (#5) within the Multiple Choice Marking Request form.

Tip 2: Control the release of marks

During marking or moderation, you may not be ready for students to see their results. To control the release of results, refer to step-by-step guides for TurnitinBlackboard assignments and Tests. Note that both the individual tool settings and the Grade Centre column settings ('Hide from Students' on/off) need to be carefully set.

Tip 3: Advise students on how to access their marks

Detailed guides are available for students on how to view their marks. Please refer students to the View originality report and marks - TurnitinView and download your results - Blackboard assignments and Review your ePortfolio results guides for step-by-step instructions.

Tip 4: Turnitin

If you are using Turnitin, remember it times-out after an hour of inactivity. If you are marking in Turnitin, remember to return to the Assignment Inbox regularly to save your progress. If your connection times-out, you will need to re-open Turnitin via your Learn.UQ course. This does not apply to the iPad app.

Tip 5: SI-net merge & SI-net grade upload tool

Coordinators are reminded that there is a SI-net merge tool which allows you to download Grade Centre marks to a spreadsheet in the correct format for upload to SI-net. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the guide on Upload grades to SI-net.

There is also an Upload Grades to SI-net tool that allows staff with the required SI-net access (same access as for the CSV upload) to directly transfer grades from Grade Centre. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the guide on Upload grades to SI-net (Direct).

Tip 6: Processing grades resources

The Grade Centre includes a number of features to help you efficiently finalise your course grades. These features include Total columnsWeighted Total columnsGrade SchemasView Grade History (including results of withdrawn students) and the SI-net merge tool. For additional information, refer to the Grade Centre tool page.