Assignment

1. I have some scanned files. How can I use the Assignment for grading them?
2. Students submitted zip files to an Assignment. How can I use the Assignment PDF editor to grade them?
3. How can I randomly allocate submissions to different graders
4. What is Marking workflow?




I have some scanned files. How can I use the Assignment for grading them?
  1. Create a new assignment
  2. In section Submission types, enable Bulk upload (experimental) and File submissions
  3. Go to the View/Grade all submissions page and select Download all submissions from the Grading action menu
  4. Unzip, copy each of your files to the relevant directory, and zip
  5. Still on the View/Grade all submissions page, select Upload all submission files in a zip from the Grading action menu and upload the zip file


Students submitted zip files to an Assignment. How can I use the Assignment PDF editor to grade them?
One cannot use the Assignment PDF editor to grade files included in a zip. The files should be submitted individually.
However, if necessary one can extract and grade the files as follows:
  1. Go to the View/Grade all submissions page and select Download all submissions from the Grading action
  2. Unzip the downloaded file. Let's call this the old hierarchy
  3. Follow steps 1 to 3 of the previous question. Let's call this the new Assignment
  4. Unzip the file downloaded in step 3. Let's call this the new hierarchy
  5. For each of the students' zip files in the old hierarchy, unzip it into the relevant directory of the new hierarchy
  6. Zip the new hierarchy
  7. Still on the View/Grade all submissions page of the new Assignment, select Upload all submission files in a zip from the Grading action menu and upload the the file just created


How can I randomly allocate submissions to different graders
Supposing there are N graders
  • Create N groups and a grouping, as described in recipe How do I randomly assign students to groups?.
  • Now go to the Assignment
  • Click on Edit settings in the Administration block
  • Click on Common module settings
  • Set the Group mode to either Separate groups or Visible groups
  • Set the Grouping to the grouping you created when creating the groups. Save
  • Either:
    • Simply tell each grader which group to grade or, better still, add each grader to a group. See here
    • The grader must take care to select the correct group from the groups menu (below the Grading action menu).
      Note: If you have added the grader to a group, the group will be in section My groups of the menu
    Or use Marking workflow as follows:
    • Click on Edit settings
    • Click on Grade
    • Set Use marking workflow, and then Use marking allocation, both to Yes. Save.
    • Click on View/grade all submissions in the Administration block
    • Select one of the groups from the groups menu
    • Click on the checkbox just above the table to select all students
    • Select Set allocated marker from the With selected... menu and click on Go.
    • Select one of the graders in the Allocated Marker menu and save.
      The grader will see only submissions in his group.
See also FAQ question 17. Can multiple graders work offline simultaneously?
and What is Marking workflow and Marking allocation? in the Assignment miniguide


What is Marking workflow?
Under construction...
See Moodle documentation for further information on Marking workflow