Assessment Dropbox

Consolidating all aspects of assessment and submission online.

Providing Feedback and Grading within VU Collaborate

The Evaluate Submission page within an Assessment Dropbox enables you to evaluate and leave feedback for student assignments. You can download assignments from the Folder Submissions page to work on files offline or you can view and grade a document directly on the Evaluate Submission page.

If you grade directly on the Evaluate Submission page, you can choose to publish feedback immediately or save your feedback as a draft and release it at a later time. This enables you to revise and review evaluations, and publish your feedback to multiple students all at once.

Here are steps to Provide feedback and grading within VU Collaborate:

Step One: Access the Assessment Dropbox Folder


Select Dropbox from the Assessments menu.

 

Dropbox Folder

Step Two: Select the Assignment Folder


Select the dropdown arrow of the assessment folder you would like to evaluate. Select view submissions, this will open a folder containing all of the current submissions.  Alternatively, click on the title of the assessment.

view submissions

 

Step Three: Access the Evaluate Submission page


If you are marking a certain group of students, click the dropdown arrow next to User , the View By: box and select Group then click Apply.  You then choose the group using the dropdown arrow then click Apply again.

On the Folder Submissions page, click the assessment title below the name of the student you wish to leave feedback for or the Evaluate Submission button.

folder submissions

 

Step Four: Methods of Providing Feedback


An assignment can be assessed in the following ways:

4.1 Rubrics 

1. Click on the associated rubric in the Evaluation Panel and evaluate according to the rubric.

 

Feedback through rubric

 

2. If you mark using the rubric, you can also add feedback for each criteria, click Close once you finish marking.

Tip: View the Rubrics help guides for more information.

Rubric feedback

 

4.2 Score

If you have not used a rubric, you can enter a numerical value in the Score out of field. When published, this score will be sent to the grade item in the grade book.

 

Score Assignment

 

4.3 Feedback

Provide qualitative feedback in the Feedback field. You are also able to include photos, videos, URL links and other multimedia elements in the HTML editor.

 

Feedback Field

 

4.4 Add a File

You are also able to provide feedback in a separate file and upload it. You can download the submission and annotate it Word or PDF using the download button then upload it again.

1. The annotated document, or new one, can be uploaded by clicking Add a File.

 

Add a file

2. A popup window will appear, you can select the source of the document then easily drag and drop the document in the uploading space.

Add a file

3. Click Add.

 Click Add

 

4.5 Recording audio

You are able to record audio feedback up to a maximum of three minutes. 

1. Click Record Audio.

 

Record Video

 

2. A popup window will appear. please ensure you Allow VU Collaborate to access your microphone when prompted and that you have Flash installed on your computer.

3. To start recording click New Recording, and then click Add.

4. If you have previously recorded an audio file, you can upload it by clicking Upload File.

 

Add Recording

 

4.6 Recording Video 

You are able to record video feedback up to a maximum of three minutes. 

 1. Click Record Video.

2. A popup window will appear. please ensure you Allow VU Collaborate to access your camera when prompted and that you have Flash installed on your computer.

3. To start recording click New Recording, and then click Add. 

4. If you have previously recorded a video, you can upload it by clicking Upload File.

 

Step Five: Publishing or Saving Feedback


Once you have entered the desired feedback for the submission, you can either:

Publish: The feedback will be immediately available to the student and the grades will be transferred to the grade book.

Save Draft: The feedback will only be visible to staff and not be released to students. Grades will not be transferred to the grade book until the feedback is published.

 

Publish or save as draft

1. Click Done to exit the submission.

2. Alternatively, click Next Student which is at the top of the screen, and beside the Publish and Save Draft buttons, in order to display the next student assignment within the Assessment Dropbox folder.

Evaluate Next Student or Done

In order to prevent students from viewing feedback prematurely, Save Draft for each submission. When ready, Bulk Publishing Feedback in VU Collaborate for all students which allows them to view their feedback, as well as for the grade values to be sent to the grade book.

Providing Feeback for on Paper or Observed in Person Assessments


1. VU Collaborate allows assessment dropboxes to be set up for paper submissions or observed in person.

paper submission

2. For evaluating these types of assessments the steps are similar to those described above.

  • Initially, Select dropdown arrow of the assessment folder you would like to evaluate students’ assessments. Select view submissions, this will open a folder containing all of the current submissions. (see Step Two)
  • On the Folder Submissions page, click the assessment link below the name of the student you wish to leave feedback for or click the Evaluate Submission button.

evaluate submission

3. The same methods as above can be used for providing feedback (Example: rubrics, score, written feedback, or attached file).

evaluate submission2

4. Once you have entered the desired feedback for the submission you can eirther Publish or Save Draft. (see Step Five)

 


Further Support

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Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service http://servicedesk.vu.edu.au for further technical support.