Assessing assignment submissions

About assessing assignments

There are several ways you can assess assignments:

  • Use built-in annotation tools to mark up submissions using highlighting, free-hand drawing, shapes, and associated commenting.
  • Evaluate anonymized user submissions to remove bias in the grading process.
  • Evaluate submissions and leave feedback directly on the Submission page.
  • Evaluate submissions directly within attached rubrics and leave feedback directly on the Submission page.
  • Evaluate external submissions and leave feedback in an assignment.
  • If OriginalityCheck is enabled at your organization, you can use the GradeMark functionality to add comments, insert inline text, and highlight sections in file submissions directly in Assignments.
  • Download user submissions and leave feedback within the files, then upload them back into the appropriate assignment so they appear as attachments to each user's submission evaluation.

The grades you manually enter for quizzes, discussions, and assignments grade items are automatically synchronized back to Quizzes, Discussions and Assignments.

Note: Assignments and Discussions grades are synchronized when the tools are updated by the Brightspace API or when you import your grade book via CSV, TSV, or Excel.

View an assignment's Submission log

You must have the See and Manage Assignments and View Submitted Files permissions to view the Submission Log.

The Submissions area of Assignments has a log that you can filter to determine when a learner submitted a file, and whether the learner or instructor deleted the submission.

  1. On the Assignments page, from the context menu of an assignment, click Submission Log.
  2. Filter the log as applicable, by Submitted (shows all submissions), Deleted, Restored, or Started.
  3. Sort by Date.

Restore a deleted submission

You must have the See and Manage Assignments and View Submitted Files permissions to view the Submission Log.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • In the context menu for an assignment, click Submission Log.
    • On the Submissions page for an assignment, click Submission Log.
  2. In the entry for the deleted submission, click Restore.