How do I evaluate assignments in SpeedGrader™?

SpeedGrader™ makes it easy to evaluate individual student assignments and group assignments quickly.

You can access SpeedGrader through:

Click here to view an overview video about SpeedGrader™.

Sort Student List

Sort Student List

Click the drop-down arrow [1] to display the list of students in the course.

By default, students from all sections will be displayed. If you want to sort students by section, click the Showing: All Sections button and then select the section you want to view [3].

View Assignment Indicators

View Assignment Indicators

For easy identification, each student is identified with a assignment submission status next to his or her name:

  • A green checkmark indicates the assignment has been graded
  • A yellow checkmark indicates the assignment has been re-submitted
  • No checkmark indicates the assignment has not been graded
  • A faded checkbox indicates the assignment has not been submitted

Evaluate Individual Assignments

Evaluate Individual Assignments

SpeedGrader opens the assignment for the first student listed in the student list, arranged alphabetically by last name.

Review the overall features in SpeedGrader

View Student Submission

View the student's assignment in the main body of SpeedGrader.

To provide comments on the assignment, you can:

  • Use Crocodoc to mark up .pdf, .doc/.docx, and .ppt/.pptx. assignments directly in SpeedGrader (.xls/.xlsx files are currently in Crocodoc beta testing)
  • Download the submission, put feedback on the document, and re-upload the submission

View Submission Details

View Submission Details

When you open SpeedGrader™ for a particular assignment, you will see each individual submission, the date and time that it was submitted [1], and a red notification if the assignment was submitted after the due date [2].

Evaluate Multiple Submissions

Evaluate Multiple Submissions

If a student has submitted more than one assignment, the submission view will include a drop-down menu [1] where you can view prior submissions.

By default, the date of the most recent assignment will always be shown first. Canvas will warn you if you are not viewing the most recent submission [2].

Assign a Grade

Assign a Grade

To submit a grade for the student's assignment, enter the grade in the grade field [1].

If a Rubric is attached to the assignment, you can click the View Rubric button [2] to evaluate the assignment.

Provide Feedback

Provide Feedback

If you would like to submit a comment on the evaluated assignment, type in the Add a Comment field [1]. You can also attach a file or a media comment by clicking one of the media icons [2]. When you are ready to submit your comment, click the Submit Comment button [3].

You can view any existing comments from the student, as well as new comments you post on the assignment, in the Discussions area [4]. Comments on assignments will also appear as a new thread in Conversations.

View Assignment for Next Student

View Assignment for Next Student

When you are finished grading an assignment, you can view the next student's submission by clicking the arrow button next to the student list.

Evaluate Group Assignments

Evaluate Group Assignments

When evaluating group assignments, the SpeedGrader drop-down menu will display the name of each group instead of each student.

Evaluating group assignments is the same process as individual students. You can mark up documents directly or download them for feedback, enter grades and view the rubric, and post and view comments.

Group Feedback

Group Feedback

Please note that with group assignments, group feedback is sent to all students in the group.

Reminder: Group assignment grading only applies when the assign grades individually option is NOT selected while creating the group assignment.

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