Assessment Dropbox

Consolidating all aspects of assessment and submission online.

Bulk Publishing Feedback in VU Collaborate

When evaluating submissions using the Assessment dropbox tool, you can choose to publish feedback or save it as a draft. When publishing feedback, it is visible to students and also transfers the grades to the Grade Book. Saving as draft stores the feedback internally for staff review only. It’s recommended that staff save feedback as draft when initially evaluating student submissions, publishing feedback at a later date. This guide looks at how to publish feedback that was originally saved as draft.

Following are the steps to bulk publish feedback:


Step One: Access the Assessment Dropbox Tool

1. Select Dropbox from the Assessments menu.


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Step Two: Select the Assessment Dropbox Folder

1. Select the assessment folder you would like to publish feedback for.

2. Scroll down to view the current submissions grid at the bottom of the page.


Submission grid


 Tip: Set the per page option to 200 reduce the number of times this process has to be repeated.


Step Three: Search for Submissions with Draft Feedback

1. Scroll up and click on Show Search Options to use available filter, check boxes and the search field .


search fields


2. From the Submissions filter, select Users with graded unpublished submissions and click on the search icon 2 icon to run the search.


3. This will display all students who have draft feedback saved for their submission.


submission filters


Step Four: Select students and Publish

1. In the submissions grid, tick the checkboxes next to the students you want to publish feedback to or tick the checkbox on the grid header to select all students on the page.

Tip: Set the per page option to 200 reduce the number of times this process has to be repeated.

2. Click on Publish Feedback.

3. Click Yes on the confirmation pop-up.

4. To confirm this has been completed, the word Published will appear to the right of the students name instead of Draft Saved.


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Further Support

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