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Google Classroom Grading Assignments In Moodle

View All Student Submissions

  1. Click on the assignment you'd like to grade and you will see a summary of the assignment
  2. Click on [View all submissions] to see the list of students, or click the [Grade] button to enter directly into the grading interface for the first student with a submission.

Pro Tip #1: Use the [View submissions button] with Quick Grading enabled to quickly enter grades without comments.  Scroll to the bottom of the assignment grading page and check the box next to Quick Grading.  

Using the Assignment Grader

The new Assignment grading interface will convert student submissions to PDF so that you can view and annotate it online or enter grades and feedback while reviewing student work.

Offline Grading (Download all submissions at once)

Offline grading allows you to download all student submissions in a single zip file, grade/annotate them on your own computer and then upload them all in a single zip file to Moodle to return to students.  Moodle keeps track of documents through it's file naming convention to ensure the annotated files get returned to the appropriate student.

  1. Open the assignment and click the [View all submissions] button
  2. Before downloading, set your download preference.  The default is that Moodle will download each student submission into it's own folder. Some find this unnecessary, and prefer to have the files all downloaded into a single folder with student names appended to the file names. To set your download preference, scroll to the bottom of the All Submissions page to the section called Options.  Uncheck the Download in folders option to have all submissions downloaded into a single folder.
  3. From the "Grading actions" menu select Download all submssions. Also select Download grading worksheet to download a spreadsheet for recording grades and general comments to be uploaded to Moodle later. Make sure the file is saved to the computer.

  4. If your computer does not do it for you, unzip the compressed file downloaded to your computer
    1. MAC: you can usually do this by double-clicking the zip file
    2. Windows: Find the zip folder and right-click and select the "Extract All" confirm the path name and select "Extract"

  1. The uncompressed folder will contain a folder for each student, which contains the document(s) they submitted to the assignment.  
  2. Open and annotate these documents using your preferred software, saving any changes in place. You can also add additional files to return to the student by putting them in the appropriate folder.  Do not rename the folder names while you are annotating.  Moodle requires these names to remain as is so that it can return the correct file to the correct student appropriately.

  3. When grading is complete, select all student folders and right-click on them to choose Compress * items to create a single zip file of all documents.
  4. In the "Grading actions" menu select Upload multiple feedback files in a zip and then drag your zip file onto the drag-n-drop box provided. Select Upload grading worksheet to upload grades and general comments from your previously downloaded worksheet.

To download ALL student submissions to your computer, select "Download all submissions" from the ADMINISTRATION block, found to the left side of your course page. If you're co-teaching with other instructors, remember to first select your own section from the "selection selector" described above in Step 3!

When assignments are downloaded in this way, they will be downloaded into a zip folder titled with the course and assignment name. Each student's name and student ID number will also appear prefixed to their assignment file.

Selected items

To download specific items, check the boxes next to the submissions you want to download, then from the “With selected…” dropdown at the bottom, choose “Download selected submissions” and hit “Go”.
Students assignments can be viewed using the 

assignment tool review panel


  • From either the assignment front page or after clicking “View all submissions” picking a specific student, click the yellow “Grade” button.
  • Down at the bottom right of the screen will be a button that looks like this: . With the leftmost button selected, which is the default, you’ll just see the grade panel, where you can enter your grade, comments, and any feedback files. However, clicking on the rightmost button switches it to the review panel, which shows you the student’s submission (in .doc, .docx, or .pdf). Clicking that middle button allows you to view both at the same time.

  • Another advantage of the review pane is that it allows you to mark up the student’s submission with a number of tools including highlighting and notes, found at the top of the panel. If you do mark up their document and then save it, the new marked up document will be saved as a .pdf and attached to their submission as a feedback file.

Assigning Grades to Submissions

The thorough method:

  1. To use the eClass grading tool for an assignment, click the "Grade" button corresponding to the student whose assignment you would like to grade:
  1. The assignment grading page will then open for the student whose submission you've chosen to grade.  This page will display all details regarding the student's submission, in addition to fields for you to:

    1. Assign a grade (Note that eClass DOES accept decimal grades)
    2. Provide "Feedback comments" (if enabled)
    3. Provide "Feedback files" (if enabled).Please note: If  you are including a feedback file as part of your feedback to students, please be sure to include a text comment (e.g. "Please see the attached file for more detailed feedback") to let students know that you have taken the time to provide more comprehensive feedback.
    This tool will automatically open to the “grade” view, which allows for grading, but using the icons at the bottom right will allow you to switch between “grade”, “review”, and a hybrid of the two.
    After providing all the necessary feedback on this screen be sure to click the yellow "Save changes" button located at the bottom of the page.  You may also choose the “Notify students” box to send an email notification to the student of a new grade.
    1. After a student has been assigned a grade, that grade will appear on the submissions overview page, as well as in the eClass gradebook.  While students will then be able to access their grade and textual comments using the "Grades" link in their “Settings” block, they must access the assignment tool itself in order to access any feedback files that may have been left for them.

    The quick method:

    Important - make sure that the “Quick grading” checkbox has been checked to follow these instructions. This is found near the bottom of the screen in the “Options” section.

    When viewing all of the assignments, after clicking “View all submissions”, you can manually enter a grade and feedback comments (if enabled) for each student. The updated grades/comments will highlight in yellow.
    When complete, click the “Save all quick grading changes” button at the bottom.

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