Science Interactive Instructor Help Guides

How to Grade by Question

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View and grade all submitted student answers to an individual question and then move on to the next question in the lesson.

Follow the steps below to grade your students' lessons!

1. Select "Start grading"

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2. Select "Grade by question"

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This button will take you to the earliest lesson that has student answers that need to be graded. Most often, this will be the first exercise of the Experimentation section as the Exploration section usually only has auto-graded question.

3. Review the first student's answer to the question and assign a grade in the grade entry field

A sample answer is given to the right of the student's answer for comparison.

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Grade values are automatically saved when entered. Note that the grade bar changes from orange to teal once a grade is saved.

4. Enter any additional comment you would like to leave for the student

This is optional, and the comment box will only appear after a grade has been assigned.

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See more on adding comments here

1. At the bottom of a question, place your cursor in the "Comment..." field

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2. Type your comment

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Your comment will automatically save.

3. You can format your comment using the formatting toolbar

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See more about the formatting toolbar here.

4. To add a file, select the paperclip icon in the top right corner of the Comment field

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4.1. Include a text file, .PDF, .JPG, or embedded video

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5. To delete your comment, select the trash icon

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5. Select "Next Student" or scroll down to move on to the next student's answer

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6. Repeat this process until the entire lesson is graded and then select "Next Question" on the bottom right of the page to grade the next question in the lesson

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6.1. Alternatively, you can use the top navigation bar to jump to any other submitted question in the course

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